01/17/2020 Liebherr Aerospace Brasil Signs Contract with PTI Technologies

Liebherr Aerospace Brasil Ltda., Guaratinguetá (Brazil), entered a new partnership with PTI Technologies Inc., based in Oxnard, California (USA) and signed a contract to become the supplier of hydraulic manifolds for Embraer’s latest aircraft.

Representatives of PTI and Liebherr Aerospace Brasil at the contract signature ceremony

Representatives of PTI and Liebherr Aerospace Brasil at the contract signature ceremony

At the table from left to right: Ray Lopez, Quality Director (PTI), Eduardo Girotto, Sr. Director, Manufacturing (PTI), Tadeu Coelho, Financial and Administrative Director (Liebherr Aerospace Brasil) and Rogério Gimenez, Managing Director Operations (Liebherr Aerospace Brasil) were joined by members of the Liebherr Aerospace Brasil team during the contract signature ceremony.

Liebherr Aerospace Brasil welcomed several PTI senior leaders to its facility in Guaratingueta (Brazil) in the fall of 2019 for the celebration of the first strategic collaboration between the two companies.

Tadeu Coelho, Liebherr Aerospace Brasil’s Financial and Administrative Director, stated: “It was a pleasure to host the PTI Executive Team at our state-of-the-art facility. We are very happy and honored to become a supplier for PTI, as this marks a significant milestone that puts us one step closer to our vision of diversifying our customer base, i.e. entering the American market.”

PTI's Senior Director of Supply Chain Management, Larry Abel, commented, “Liebherr Aerospace Brasil’s lean initiatives, process controls and cutting-edge technologies will allow them to be competitive on PTI programs. We are looking forward to a successful partnership with Liebherr to improve our overall customer satisfaction.”

Mario Coelho, Quality and Industrial Manager at Liebherr Aerospace Brasil, noted: “The visit from PTI was very successful. We were able to showcase our capabilities, knowhow, lean methodology and to delight our new partner with no nonconformities found during the audit. We shared our continuous improvement philosophy and best practices, and at the end of the visit we agreed on the new goals set forth for 2020.”

PTI will begin placing orders with Liebherr for three different kinds of manifolds to support the Embraer E2 during the first quarter of 2020.

About Liebherr Aerospace Brasil Ltda.

Liebherr Aerospace Brasil Ltda. Guaratinguetá (Brazil) is specialized in the precision machining, surface treatment and assembly of high-tech and precision parts for flight control and actuation systems, landing gear and air management systems. The company manufactures, treats and pre-assembles complex medium-size structural parts made from aluminium, such as ribs, beams and brackets for the wings and fuselage of aircraft, and delivers its products directly to Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. Liebherr Aerospace Brasil Ltda. is pursuing the goal to establish itself as a competitive player in Brazil’s aeronautic supply chain and to gear up for future challenges. The company is certified according to AS9100, ISO 14001, NADCAP for Chemical Processes and NADCAP for Non-destructive Test.

A leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, Toulouse (France), is one of eleven divisional control companies within the Liebherr Group and coordinates all activities in the aerospace and transportation systems sectors.

Liebherr-Aerospace is a leading supplier of systems for the aviation industry and has more than five decades of experience in this field. The range of aviation equipment produced by Liebherr for the civil and military sectors includes flight control and actuation systems, gears and gearboxes, landing gear and air management systems as well as electronics. These systems are deployed in wide-bodied aircraft, single aisle and regional aircraft, business jets, combat aircraft, military transporters, military training aircraft, civil helicopters and combat helicopters.

Liebherr’s aerospace and transportation systems division employs around 5,800 people. It has four aviation equipment production plants at Lindenberg (Germany), Toulouse (France), Guaratinguetá (Brazil) and Nizhny Novgorod (Russia). These production sites offer a worldwide service with additional customer service centers in Saline (Michigan/USA), Seattle (Washington/USA), Montreal (Canada), Hamburg (Germany), Moscow (Russia), Dubai (UAE), Bangalore (India), Singapore and Shanghai (People’s Republic of China).