thyssenkrupp Aerospace and thyssenkrupp Materials Services have jointly entered an agreement with MinebeaMitsumi to supply raw material used in the production of aircraft engines, landing gear, rotary systems, airframes, aircraft doors and other machined parts. The global contract includes support for divisions of the MinebeaMitsumi Group across Asia, Europe, and North America.
Tokyo-based MinebeaMitsumi operates more than 120 global subsidiaries and affiliates (975,445 million JPY sales and 92,039 employees), with expertise in machined and electronic components. Its aircraft engine parts are used in engines manufactured by Safran, GE, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls-Royce.
“MinebeaMitsumi has been striving to reduce their procurement costs through the consolidation of their global demand across regions and divisions,” said Takuya Kuroki, Country Manager Aerospace Japan. “Due to our global presence, we are able to customize a supply chain solution that fits well with MinebeaMitsumi’s aims, and expanded the scope of our partnership.”
The partnership between thyssenkrupp Aerospace and MinebeaMitsumi began in 2008 with the procurement of raw materials through the North American division of thyssenkrupp Aerospace. This expanded to include Japan in 2010, and in the decade since, the partnership has grown to include sites across both Asia and Europe.
As one of the world's leading service providers in the market for raw materials, processing services and the management of complex supply chains, thyssenkrupp Aerospace supplies the required materials just-in-time, cut and machined exactly to customer specifications. The aim is for customers to be able to concentrate fully on their core business. The company has a global network of 21 countries.