TORONTO, December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Magellan Aerospace announced today that an agreement has been reached between GKN Aerospace and Magellan Aerospace (UK) Limited securing a contract extension to deliver aluminum and titanium components from Magellan's Bournemouth and Chalfont St Peter divisions. The components are destined to GKN's Filton facility, which manufactures and assembles wing structures. This contract is projected to generate revenues in excess of £200 million through to December 2017.
Jim Butyniec, President and CEO of Magellan Aerospace Corporation, said, "This contract extension demonstrates our commitment to developing strategic long term partnerships with our major customers and their confidence in our ability to provide globally competitive products and services."
"The extension of this contract shows our commitment to work with major suppliers to develop a globally competitive supply chain. GKN will continue to work with Magellan and our other major suppliers helping them to apply advanced lean processes and technologies providing us with a quality, cost effective supply chain," commented Rob Soen, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management of GKN Aerospace Services Ltd.
To support this program Magellan will make further investments in high speed 5-axis machining technology. These future investments demonstrate Magellan Aerospace's commitment to world class manufacturing facilities focussed on core competencies.
GKN Aerospace is the aerospace operation of GKN plc (LSE:GKN), one of the world's largest engineering companies. With sales of GBP1.5bn, the business is focused around three major product areas - aerostructures, propulsion systems and transparencies, plus a number of specialist product areas. GKN Aerospace is a major supplier of complex composite structures; offers one of the most comprehensive capabilities in high performance metal processing, and is the world-leading supplier of cockpit transparencies and passenger cabin windows.
Magellan Aerospace (UK) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Aerospace Corporation. Magellan Aerospace Corporation is one of the world's most integrated and comprehensive aerospace industry suppliers. Magellan designs, engineers, and manufactures aeroengine and aerostructure assemblies and components for aerospace markets, advanced products for military and space markets, and complementary specialty products. Magellan is a public company whose shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MAL), with operating units throughout Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and India.
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This press release contains information and statements of a forward-looking nature and is based on assumptions as to the ongoing requirements for this customer and uncertainties as well as on management's reasonable evaluation of future events. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties relating to the general economic climate in Europe that are difficult to predict, and/or are beyond the Corporation's control. A number of important factors could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements.
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