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.
The parts of this new package are being manufactured in the plant that Carbures has in Jerez and the technological process used is Hand Lay Up. Carbures already has a wide experience in this family of Airbus aircraft, since already manufactures, among other references, Cover Panels for the Belly Fairing of the A350.
Founded in 1920, SABCA specializes in the design and production of aerostructures, advanced lifting mechanisms and complex activation systems, both in metal and composite, for three markets: Space, Civil Aviation and Defense. Last year SABCA showed a lot of interest in the technological capabilities of Carbures and in the company's global leadership position as Tier 2 in the field of composites. After requesting an offer to Carbures in April 2017, the Belgian Tier 1 visited the Carbures Illescas factory in order to check on the company's capabilities in the aerospace sector and decided to sign a business contract.