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December 2007 edition

Move to Malaysia is 'a natural progression', says Spirit

Spirit AeroSystems is to set up its first wholly-owned manufacturing facility in Malaysia. The group has invested around $50 million on the plant which will produce composite sub-assemblies for aircraft. It will be located at the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre in Subang.

Some of the outsourced manufacturing work from the Composites Technology Research Malaysia plant in Melaka will also be transferred to the new facility, which is scheduled to begin production in January 2009. Until then, the company will start manufacturing at a temporary plant next June.

Neil McManus, Europe vp and md for Spirit AeroSystems, said the move was a 'natural progression' for the company, as the country offered good skills and resources.

Spirit also received incentives from the government in terms o....

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