28 March 2017
28 March 2017
Exova has signed a multi-million pound framework agreement with global Aerospace and Defence business, Saab, to deliver materials technology expertise and testing services over the next five years (three years with a two-year extension option).
According to Exova, the contract further confirms its position as one of the leading providers of technically demanding services to the Aerospace and Defence industries, providing a wide range of consultancy services as well as mechanical, analytical and non-destructive testing in its laboratory in Linköping, Sweden. The work being undertaken as part of this agreement is performed according to the specialist requirements of Saab, requiring extensive approvals and high service levels.
Paul Barry, Group Managing Director, Industries, at Exova, said, “We are very excited to build on our long track record of providing technically demanding services to Saab by extending our current contractual relationship by up to a further five years. This contract will allow us to continuously improve our delivery programme and facilitate greater efficiency and value for one of our key clients. I very much look forward to serving Saab into the medium term future and beyond.”
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