At the Airbus Material & Parts Supplier Day held in January 2020 in Toulouse, France, AMAG received the “Accredited Supplier” award from European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the highest of four quality awards for its suppliers. AMAG thereby also ranks as the only aluminium rolled product supplier to receive this top award. The prize is awarded for outstanding delivery reliability and excellent product quality and forms part of Airbus’ Supply Chain & Quality Improvement Program (SQIP). Airbus operates this program together with selected premium suppliers to ensure continuous improvement throughout the supply chain.
“We are delighted to receive this third award and would like to thank Airbus for our excellent partnership over many years. We see this success as an incentive to continue working on our performance, and consequently on developing our business relationship. Our joint projects for the next few years have already been set up,” notes Gerald Mayer, CEO of AMAG Austria Metall AG.
„By awarding AMAG with the 2019 accredited suppliers award, Airbus recognized the high level of service and quality of the products supplied from Ranshofen. We appreciate the long-term cooperation, which already resulted in various other awards, such as the Best Performer Award 2018,” Kati Schirmacher, Airbus Supply Chain Quality & Operations Manager.
AMAG and Airbus have been linked in a successful partnership since 2005. In July 2016, the largest multi-year supply contract ever concluded between AMAG and Airbus was signed. This contract relates to certified rolled products, which are deployed for the structure and outer body of all Airbus aircraft families, as well as AMAG’s closer integration into the Airbus supply chain through joint recycling projects and initiatives aimed at boosting material efficiency.