London, UK – 9 June 2016
SPIE UK has won a new maintenance contract with leading aircraft manufacturer, Airbus. The assignment represents the first contract of its kind for SPIE UK; the scope for which covers the maintenance and repairs at the Airbus’ Broughton plant in Cheshire, who have responsibility for assembling the wings for all Airbus civil aircraft and where such aviation classics as De Havilland’s Comet and Mosquito were produced during its history.
The contract commenced on April 1st this year and includes 24/7 planned and reactive maintenance work for the manufacturing plant’s mechanical and electrical assets, such as paint booths, compressors, boilers, sealing machines and vacuum delivery systems.
In France, SPIE group has an existing relationship of 15 years with Airbus and has recently started delivering support in Germany; however, this will be the first time SPIE UK has worked with the global leader in the manufacturing of commercial jetliners.
Richard Owen, Industrial Services General Manager for SPIE UK, comments: “The tender process and successful award of this contract could not have been achieved without a combined approach and the invaluable input from our colleagues in the South West of France and Group.
“This joint venture highlights the success that can be achieved by subsidiaries working together and further supports our ‘One SPIE’ philosophy. Airbus is an esteemed company and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to supply the preventative and reactive maintenance at their Cheshire plant.”
Steven Nanda, Managing Director for Industrial Services in the UK added: “We are delighted to be associated with such a prestigious customer as Airbus throughout Group and now in the UK”.
SPIE UK and South West France now have the opportunity to tender for further maintenance works which is expected to include riveting machines, wing support and transport frames.
Sue Grant and Charlotte Ward
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