21 April 2015
21 April 2015
Cytec has opened a new kitting facility based in Toulouse, France, adjacent to its existing Process Materials site.
Cytec says that this opening is a key milestone in its strategy to bring manufacturing capabilities for value added products and services closer to its Europe based customers, adding that local manufacturing capabilities, together with its long standing expertise in consultancy and design of complex kits and shaped bags, will enable it to meet growing customer requirements in this geographic area.
This new facility has the capacity needed for the manufacture of large vacuum bagging consumable kits for applications such as aircraft wings or wind turbine blades.
According to Cytec, kitting brings great benefits to part manufacturers such as:
Cytec Process Materials already offers its kitting service out of its sites in Keighley, UK, Santa Fe Springs and Sumner, US and Mondovi, Italy.
Shane Fleming, Cytec’s President, Chairman and CEO said “This is an exciting time for Cytec. Over the past few years, we have been re-shaping our portfolio of businesses and focusing on growing the materials segments, which comprise two-thirds of Cytec’s global revenues. The investment in this facility is a perfect complement to our legacy business, where we have supplied structural materials to the aerospace market for almost 50 years.”
“William Avrin, Cytec’s Vice-President for Business development added “This opening marks a fundamental part of our strategy in Process Materials - to understand where we can add value to the aerospace market. This facility does just that; we have developed tailor-made process material consumable kit sets that dramatically reduce the total cost of manufacture for our customers.”
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