10/08/2018 Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS Cooperates with IoT Valley

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management systems for the aviation industry, joins forces with IoT Valley via a partnership initiated in July 2018. This initiative is in line with the company’s global innovation drive.

Aerial view of Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS – © Liebherr

Aerial view of Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS – © Liebherr

Innovation is a major topic at Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS. A global innovation drive was thus instigated to enhance sustainability and make the company more reactive in an increasingly changing technological environment. Central to this initiative is the opportunity given to employees at all levels of the company to suggest and test their ideas.

From this basis, the idea of forming a partnership between Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS and IoT Valley emerged. An initiative led by the production teams of Liebherr-Aerospace in order to benefit from the dynamics of this alliance is proof of the company’s drive for innovation.

This partnership, comprising start-ups and key account partners, will enable Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS to focus its attentions on improving and optimising its production sector. To date, four objectives for innovation have been identified: enhancement of productivity and quality, improvement of quality of working life, development of data management and its valorization.

Nicolas Perrier, Head of General Methods Department, commented: “This partnership with IoT Valley will enable Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse to tap the expertise of start-ups and encourage us to be more reactive in our deployment of innovative ideas. We are convinced that the results of our exchanges will go beyond the field of production and lead towards a culture change in terms of how we approach innovation.”

Work will therefore focus on the production sector, the performance of which other sectors of Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS will benefit from, and especially its customers. The company prepares itself for and responds to tomorrow’s challenges – together with its clients.

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse, center of excellence for air management systems

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS develops, produces, supplies and services air management systems for aerospace application. Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse is one of the world's leading tier 1 equipment manufacturers, and supports aircraft and helicopter manufacturers as well as airlines in their projects.

The company employs 1,340 people at its two sites in Toulouse and Campsas (Tarn-et-Garonne), and achieved a turnover of € 553 million in 2017.

Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS is a member of the Aerospace and Transportation division within the Liebherr Group.

Liebherr-Aerospace is 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 5,400 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).