Press release from the Economic Departement
The State Goverment in Querétaro (Mexico) and Aernnova Aerospace have reached an agreement to establish in Querétaro an Aeronautical Product Assembly Plant and a Metalic Components Manufacturing Plant ( this agreement has been signed by the State Governor, D. Francisco Garrido Patrón and Aernnova President D. Iñaki López Gandásegui). The impulse and support for this project comes from the Mexican Government´s Economic Unit through the Promotion and Investment Unit .
Aernnova is a Spanish enterprise dedicated to designing and manufacturing aeronautical structures and components. Aernnova performs its activity through five business cores: aeronautical structures, engineering, composites, metallic components and product support. This is the up to date activity performed by Aernova in the production headquarters and services located in Spain, Brazil and the USA. Generating a 500 million USD turnover, Aernnova counts on a staff of more than 3000 employees .
The Querétaro Project includes two areas of activity: Structures Assembly and Aeronautical Components Manufacturing.
The Aernnova Aeronautical Structures Plant in Querétaro is expected to offer a 20.000 square meter productive area 20.000 and will specialize in the assembly of large aeronautical structures fully equipped as fuselage departments, wings, stabilizers,etc that will be directly integrated at the client´s final assembly area following the pattern of those assembly plants in Aernnova Spain.
This plant will be responsable for the complete management over the manufactured aerostructures which will allow for the tackling of typical activities in the assembly, as well as engineering liability, supply line management, providers line development and standardization,etc.
The AERNNOVA metallic component plant in Querétaro will manufacture sheetmetals and mechanized aeronautics fully finished and ready to be integrated in the structure assembly line plant. This factory plant will supply metallic components to the AERNNOVA assembly plant in Querétaro as well as to any other manufacturers settled in Mexico.
The Aernnova Project in Querétaro implies an 84 million USD investment and it will generate up to 1.070 jobs (810 specialized workmen and 260 technicians, engineers and CEO members) for the next 5 years.
Likewise, ambitious formation and technical training programs are expected in Spain and Mexico collaborating with the UTEQ. As a quick reference more than 50% of the staff, all graduates or engineers, will undergo training in Spain for a 6 month period.
Another main goal in the Project is aiming the development of an industrial sector that provides aeronautic pieces and components to meet the a subcontracting demand higher than 500.000 hours per year.
Aernnova works for the main manufacturers of aircraft and helicopters in the world: Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Fads, Ebraer, Eurocopter, Sikorsy, etc. In order to meet programme demand the structures factory plan in Querétaro will work manufacturing and supplying fully equipped structures.
In addition to the development of the Aernnova Project in Queretaro which has been made oficial today, Aernnova has presented to The Economic Department of the Mexican Government its subsequent plans to create in Mexico a Components Fabrication Plant using Carbonfiber (Composites) and the creation for an Aeronautical Desing Engineering Center (Structures and Systems). All the investments coming from the Aernnova project in Mexico will reach 134 million dollars and generate 1624 jobs, 320 of which will be engineers and graduates.
Likewise an auxiliary aeronautic industrial sector will be created, generating 400-500 additional jobs.
Apart from the volume of investment and the creation of jobs, the Aernnova Project will trigger an important technological transfer in the engineering sector, and in the aeronautical components and structures manufacturing process. It will therefore be one of the main enterprises to launch the development of new local providers and will integrate all the design skills, component manufacturing and complete assembly of the large aeronautical structures.