LONGUEUIL, QC, Feb. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX:HRX), a leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace and industrial products, today announced that its Aerostructure product line was awarded a seven-year contract by Bombardier Aerospace to manufacture structural detail components that encompass Bombardier's entire portfolio of commercial and business aircraft, including new programs such as the CSeries* aircraft and Learjet 85* business jet.
Under the terms of the agreement, Héroux-Devtek will fabricate, assemble and deliver over 300 structural detail components such as wing spars, wing ribs, fuselage frames and other complex structural components. At anticipated aircraft production rates, Héroux-Devtek estimates the value of this contract at over Cdn$175 million.
"This long-term contract is reflective of the dedication and quality of our people at the Dorval facility," said Rick Rosenjack, Vice-President and General Manager of Héroux-Devtek's Aerostructure Division. "The relationship and resulting business with Bombardier have enabled Héroux-Devtek to make significant investments in state-of-the-art machining technology, improving both the manufacturing performance and capability of the Dorval facility."
"Bombardier Aerospace is a world-class customer for Héroux-Devtek, and we are pleased to have won significant contracts in both our Landing Gear and Aerostructure product lines," added Gilles Labbé, President and Chief Executive Officer of Héroux-Devtek. "Our two organizations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship and have worked diligently together to build on this association. We are excited that Bombardier Aerospace has elected to further expand the scope of our relationship with our Aerostructure product line."
"Héroux-Devtek has positioned itself as a trusted source for structural detail components, and Bombardier is looking forward to further developing its relationship with Héroux-Devtek," said Jocelyn Lecomte, Director, Supply Chain, Bombardier Aerospace.
Janice Davis, Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier Aerospace, emphasized that this new contract is a great example of how Québec-based companies, fully engaged in their continuous improvement and committed to collaborating with their customers on improving competitiveness, will secure and strengthen a long-term relationship with Bombardier and beyond.