Siemens is set to handle maintenance work on the production systems at the Airbus factory in Illescas that specializes in manufacturing aircraft components made of composite materials. (Photo: Airbus S.A.S.)
Siemens is set to handle maintenance work on the production systems at the Airbus factory in Illescas (Toledo province) that specializes in manufacturing aircraft components made of composite materials.
The contract with one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers is of strategic importance for Siemens, paving the way for the company to enter the Spanish aerospace market.
The agreement, which will run initially for three years with the option of a two-year extension, represents a kind of pilot project that may well be applied to other Airbus locations worldwide.
The Siemens Customer Services Division is now responsible for preventive and predictive maintenance at the Airbus plant in Illescas as well as for the repair of production facilities and spare parts management. The aim is to ensure maximum availability of the installations, based on innovative service methods and processes from Siemens which will reduce the risk of outages.
The plant in Illescas is one of Airbus' most modern production facilities for largescale complex carbon-reinforced components. By applying innovative systems, special machinery and production processes, the plant located in the province of Toledo makes aircraft components for different series, including civilian aircraft such as the A320, A380 and A350.
The maintenance of high-tech installations and systems is both a complex and important task, particularly in an area as specialized as the aerospace industry. Siemens provides bespoke Industry Services throughout the entire production process and lifecycle of plants and products that help companies to increase their productivi-ty and efficiency.Contact for journalists:
The Siemens Customer Services Division (Erlangen, Germany) combines the worldwide service activities of the Siemens Industry Sector in the Product Lifecycle Services and Value Services Business Units. The Division pro-vides product-related services as well as services to improve the availability, reliability, and productivity of industrial processes. A wide-ranging portfolio of environmental solutions helps industrial companies to use energy, water and equipment efficiently, reduce emissions and comply with environmental guidelines. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/customer-services
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