Aleris secures new multi-year contract with Airbus

Aleris secures new multi-year contract with Airbus

To supply aluminum plate and sheet for all Airbus aircraft programs.

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July 20, 2016
Manufacturing Group
Materials
Cleveland, Ohio – Aleris has a new multi-year contract with Airbus to supply aluminum plate and sheet to be used in the production of all Airbus aircraft programs. The contract starts in 2017 and also includes the supply of technically advanced wing skin material. The agreement further strengthens a long-standing partnership with Airbus.
 
"This vote of confidence from Airbus validates our strategy to expand our global rolled products footprint and invest in technology as we are now able to extend our range of aerospace products and better serve Airbus," says Sean Stack, president & CEO of Aleris. 
 
The agreement itself significantly extends the Aleris relationship with Airbus, for not only does it include aluminum plate and sheet that are used in applications including aircraft fuselage and wing structures, but it now includes the supply of wing skins – a highly specialized product that requires additional processing and pre-machining. The contract includes the supply of material from the company's facilities in Koblenz, Germany, and Zhenjiang, China, the latter of which represents a $350 million greenfield project for Aleris. This facility was qualified by Airbus for the production of aerospace material in 2015.
 
Source: Aleris