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ITP Aero expands its Querétaro (Mexico) facilities

06/12/2019

The new facilities address the growth of ITP Aero’s Externals business area, in parallel to the construction of its new plant in Derio, Spain.

The Governor of the State of Querétaro, Francisco Domínguez Servién and the Managing Director of ITP Aero, Carlos Alzola, have today inaugurated the new facilities of the company in Querétaro (Mexico), which meet the growing needs of its Externals business area- pipes and fittings required for aircraft engine systems. This extension takes place in parallel with the construction of a new Externals plant in Derio (Bizkaia, Spain) which will be inaugurated in the second half of 2019.  

The new Querétaro facilities will be used to design and produce two types of Externals: pipes and end-fittings - components used to join pipes. This upgrade includes the redesign of the shop floor area, increased production flow and more office space for new hires. In addition, the new facilities will contribute to increasing the technological capabilities of ITP Aero in Querétaro.

The increase in activity that this investment entails will result in 40 new jobs to be created during 2019. Moreover, pipe production is expected to increase by 9%, up to 327,000 pipes in 2020, as well as reaching 230.000 end-fittings in 2020.

Carlos Alzola, Managing Director of ITP Aero, commented: "The expansion works carried out are in line with the growth plans outlined in the ITP 2020 Strategic Plan, which includes intensifying industrial investments and responding to the growth forecasts of the global aeronautical industry. In this case, in the Externals area, a business division in full growth".

About Externals and ITP Aero in Mexico

ITP Aero's facilities in Mexico are located in Querétaro and employ more than 700 people who work in the areas of engineering, manufacturing and engine testing. Since 2016, ITP Aero has invested 200 million pesos (9 million euros) in its Queretaro facilities, thus doubling its production in the last 3 years. The portfolio of products developed in Mexico includes: casings, structural elements, seals, tubes and end-fittings of aeronautical engines.

ITP Aero designs and manufactures Externals for the world's leading aeronautical engine manufacturers (Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell), as well as for Airbus, with manufacturing facilities in Spain, Mexico and India. Within the Externals product portfolio, ITP Aero is one of the top three companies in the world in the aeronautical pipes segment.

Demand for Externals is expected to increase significantly over the next few years due to the increasing technological and environmental requirements for new aircraft engines, which add value and responsibility to secondary systems such as Externals.

About ITP Aero

ITP Aero is a world leading company within its market, currently the ninth largest aircraft engine and components company in the world by revenue. Ranking among the top one hundred companies in the aerospace industry. The company employs over 3,800 people at its production centres in Spain, United Kingdom, Mexico, Malta and India.

Among its activities, ITP Aero includes the design, research and development, manufacturing and casting, assembly and testing of aeronautical modules and engines. It also provides MRO services for a wide range of engines for regional airlines, business aviation, helicopters, industrial and defence applications. ITP Aero operates as a corporate entity within the Rolls-Royce group.

Contact

Louis Trollope López 

Communication Specialist                    

M: (+34) 610 267 334

louisjon.trollope@itpaero.com

www.itpaero.com

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