Items filtered by date: October 2017
Seville will fly high in 2019, the year in which it will be the European Capital of the Aerospace Sector. The Sevillian aeronautical pole, along with that of the central zone (Madrid, Getafe, Toledo ...) is the most important in Spain, areas in which the sector has important manufacturers in the industry, from Airbus, Tier 1 and Tier 2 , such as Carbures, which is present with different plants in both poles.
The appointment of Seville as European Aeronautical capital is a clear recognition of this city and will allow it to promote training programs in the sector, collaboration agreements with other cities and opportunities for attracting investments. In 2015, the City of Seville presented its candidacy as European Capital of the aerospace sector. On 4 October, Juan Espadas, mayor of Seville, confirmed that the city had finally been chosen from numerous European capitals and cities.
Carbures has participated in the achievement of a new industrial milestone by Airbus: the manufacture of the plane number 50 of the model A400M. Carbures aeronautical plants have produced composite parts for this series of military aircrafts such as aerodynamic wing fairings, horizontal stabilizer ribs as well as angles and other reinforcements for those stabilizer structures. Carbures is grateful to Airbus for allowing it to fly together in its more than a decade of industrial collaboration.
In April 2016, Airbus awarded Carbures with the Best Improver Award, in the Supply Chain Quality Improvement Program (SQIP), in an international reference event for the aeronautics industry in Toulouse, France. Carbures was chosen from among 15,000 European suppliers of Airbus, as one of 29 that have integrated the program. Carbures was the only Tier 2 among the 29 finalists and was recognized with the award to the supplier who has implemented the greatest improvements in its manufacturing processes. The remaining 28 were Tier 1, suppliers of parts assembled with others.
From Carbures, we have taken actions to help those affected by the earthquake that occurred on September 19 in Mexico. Our campaign to collect food and equipment is helping people who, unfortunately, have been forced to temporarily change their lives with the move to storage centers that were enabled in Mexico City. Healing material, pantry, cleaning supplies, food and water are the items that were collected in our offices.
Likewise, Carbures management is maintaining a continuous contact with the civil protection officers of Mexico City in order to support one of the things we know about best: engineering. We have proposed to carry out urgent analysis on the affected infrastructure, an initiative that would help to better cope with this situation. This initiative can prioritize the repair of the most susceptible and most suffered from the earthquake.
Carbures presents the corporate video of its Aerospace & Defense division. It has been recorded in the different aeronautical locations of the Company, both in Spain and abroad, and it shows the products, equipment and processes of the three business lines of the area: Engineering, Manufacturing and Systems.
Carbures Aerospace & Defense broke its record of manufactured parts in 2016, reaching 45,695 units. The company continues openning markets and getting new customers, such as the recent contract with the Belgian Tier 1 SABCA, in addition to announcing the start of the works of adaptation of a new 11,000 m2 plant in Getafe that will house new processes for Carbures, such as painting , thus completing the entire productive cycle.
Carbures continues growing in international markets. The Company has obtained its first contract with Société Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aéronautiques - SABCA, Tier 1 (supplier of first level) of reference in Belgium. Through this contract, Carbures is covering part of the production of Topcovers for the Flap Support Fairings of the Airbus A350. In this way, the group led by Rafael Contreras, through its division Aerospace & Defense, expands its portfolio of clients and opens to new international markets in the aeronautics sector.
With almost 20 years of experience and a multisectoral knowledge, Carbures has three aeronautical parts manufacturing plants in Spain - Illescas (Toledo), Jerez de la Frontera and El Puerto de Santa María (both in Cadiz) - that make the Company meet the needs of its customers in a flexible way. Carbures works with different technologies in packages of low, medium and high volume, which implies competitive offers with respect to the competition and makes that the portfolios of clients and programs are increasing, as in this case.