ThyssenKrupp Aerospace launches service partnership with Airbus Helicopters

Published on: 14th October 2014

ThyssenKrupp Aerospace und Airbus Helicopters have agreed on a close cooperation over the coming years. The aerospace experts of the ThyssenKrupp Group will handle on behalf of the Airbus Group subsidiary the complete supply chain management of metallic raw materials. This includes procurement, logistics, quality assurance, and fine-tuning the management of blanks. These services will assure Airbus Helicopters efficient supplies throughout the world.

"The new agreement with Airbus Helicopters is of vast strategic significance and underscores that ThyssenKrupp Aerospace, as a member of the Materials Services Business Area, is an important partner to the aerospace industry," says Joachim Limberg, Head of the Business Area Materials Services.

In supplying the German and French locations of Airbus Helicopters, ThyssenKrupp Aerospace benefits in particular from its global network of branches. "We have a local presence in both countries and hence are able to respond rapidly to customer requirements. Both parties will benefit from and be able to expand their business thanks to this long-term partnership," says Jürgen Funke, CEO ThyssenKrupp Aerospace.

Airbus Helicopters is one of the world's biggest manufacturers of helicopters and aircraft components.