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09-12-2014

KMWE and Fokker expand co-operation

Fokker Aerostructures (based in Papendrecht) and KMWE (Eindhoven) recently signed a co-operation agreement for the long term production of aircraft parts and wing assemblies. The agreement was signed at Fokker’s headquarters in Papendrecht by Mr. Menno Wolf, Procurement Director at Fokker Aerostructures and Mr Edward Voncken, CEO KMWE.

The first components are scheduled to be delivered by mid-2015 to Fokker’s assembly line in Papendrecht. Fokker Program Manager Martin Vreeburg said “we are pleased that a Dutch company is selected as a supplier who is not only competitive but who also makes a substantial contribution to the technological product development”.

For KMWE the agreement with Fokker is a significant step in their business development strategy. “It is an absolute milestone for KMWE and we are proud to further strengthen both our relationship with Fokker and our global position in the aerospace industry” said Peter van Lieshout Account Manager Aerospace & Defence at KMWE.

Fokker and KMWE already have a long-term strategic co-operation agreement for the production of aircraft components for business jets. This new agreement is the next step towards a closer co-operation between the two Dutch companies with the twin objective of remaining competitive and responsive in this demanding market.

Latest machining technology
The latest product developments within the program are still in the design phase, but KMWE is already preparing for the moment when cutting metal can begin.  It is investing in advanced machining concepts that will produce the best performance in terms of manufacturing cost, state-of-the-art technology and customer requirements. This forward planning will see KMWE install (at its factory in Eindhoven) a new Chiron Mill 3000 High Speed Plus machine in February 2015; this 5-axis CNC machining centre is designed for manufacturing large components.

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KMWE operates in four market sectors; aerospace & defence, medical & diagnostic, semi-conductor and industrial automation. KMWE specialises in fully automated (24/7) complex machining and assembly of mechatronic systems – with a focus on a combination of high mix, low volume production. Supported by an innovative engineering and in-house prototyping department, KMWE delivers turnkey solutions for ready to install parts and assemblies. With its headquarters in the Netherlands, KMWE now employs over 550 people world-wide with subsidiaries in Malaysia, India and Turkey. These are located strategically so that we are able to fulfil our customers’ objectives. Together with one of its subsidiaries, DutchAero, KMWE has now positioned itself as a strategic supplier for Aerostructure, Aero-systems and Aero-Engines products to the worlds aerospace OEM’s. With 60 years of experience KMWE is able to fulfil the highest customer demands.

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