A prototype pylon manufactured in Emmen. (Photo: RUAG Aerostructures)
At the Emmen location, fitINDUSTRY Emmen AG takes over all machines and employees in the machining area and continues production seamlessly. Customers continue to benefit from the many years of know-how but also from the broad industrial expertise of the new partner. RUAG Aerostructures in Emmen continues to function as a tier 1 supplier and manages the entire associated value chain with competent partners.
As part of the ongoing strategic realignment of the Aerostructures division (RUAG Aerostructures), RUAG International and fitINDUSTRY have reached an agreement on the sale of the Machining division. fitINDUSTRY Emmen AG will take over all employees and machines at the beginning of September and seamlessly continue production at the Emmen location. In the future, RUAG Aerostructures in Emmen will concentrate on the areas of composite materials, adhesive processes and assembly of military products in small numbers. The location continues to function as a tier 1 supplier and manages the entire associated value chain with competent partners. Thanks to the acquisition by fitINDUSTRY, Airbus, Boeing, GE Aviation, Pilatus Aircraft and Saab will continue to benefit from the first-class quality.
fitINDUSTRY - market leadership to the goal
With the integration of fitINDUSTRY Emmen AG into the existing corporate family - consisting of Krefatec Solutions AG, Turbal AG, Pamatool AG, Gremotool AG and Formteam AG - VR President Albert Duhanaj is aiming for a management position in the industry. The companies benefit from shared resources, optimised processes, the consistent use of automation and digitisation solutions and a centralis organisation, which is currently managed from Jonschwil, from 2023 from the new headquarters in Uzwil.
Marc Ganne-Chedeville, CEO of fitINDUSTRY Emmen AG, mechanical engineer and former head of RUAG Aerostructures in Emmen, is pleased, 'I am convinced that the technical know-how and the efficiency of the location go perfectly with the technical competence and agility of the let fitINDUSTRY unite to ensure sustainable and profitable growth."
Ralph Drees, Head of RUAG Aerostructures, adds, "With fitINDUSTRY we have found the perfect partner for the machining sector. It was important for us to be able to offer our employees good prospects and, as a company, to be able to continue to fall back on the highly qualified services directly on site. "
Machining for aerospace
At the Emmen site, metallic parts, such as control surface structures, payload suspensions or turbine housings for civil and military aircraft, are made from entire blocks or plates. The strength of the production in Emmen is the machining of all common aerospace materials from aluminum and titanium to high-quality alloys for larger dimensions. In the future, these processes will also be offered for other branches of industry, such as classic mechanical and plant engineering or vehicle construction.
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