Jun 15, 2012

Quickstep will open its new manufacturing facility at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport on Friday June 22, 2012.

The facility will be opened by Mr Gary Ervine, Corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman's Aerospace System's along with Ms Michelle Scarpella Vice President for the Northrop Grumman's F-35 Program.

The opening will be broadcast live from the Bankstown facility and will be viewable on the following link from Friday June 22, 2012 10:00am Australian Eastern Standard Time.   Access to link at www.brrmedia.com/event/98746

The Bankstown facility comprises a 4000 square metre hangar with $15 million of the latest state of the art manufacturing equipment and infrastructure along with a 1250 metre office, which now becomes Quickstep’s headquarters. Quickstep has substantial additional capacity for further expansion.

Quickstep will also conduct research and development to licence its uniqe and patented composites manufacturing process from within the Bankstown facility and in cooperation with Quickstep’s Munich and Dayton Ohio R&D facilities.

Philippe Odouard, Managing Director of Quickstep, said that the new plant and the jobs that it creates demonstrated Quickstep’s successful relationship with its major aerospace customers, and has the capacity to become an integral part of the global supply chain for these high volume manufacturing industries.

“This facility represents a quantum leap in Australian advanced composites manufacturing, strengthening our ability to deliver product and technologies to global industries that increasingly source competitively around the world. We are grateful to the NSW government that substantially participated in the funding of this development,” he said.

For enquiries about the opening of the facility contact Victoria Bowen Miller on vbowen-miller@quickstep.com.au


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