Takes the ‘Made with PRIDE in the UAE’ brand onto the global stage
Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing company wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, marks its 10th anniversary this month.
The company is forecasting further diversification within its client and product portfolio, founded on a decade of successfully manufacturing parts for leaders in the global aerospace industry, and is today recognised as a key enabler to Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification ambition.
In the last 10 years, Strata, headquartered in the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has become a Tier 1 supplier to the world’s leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), taking the ‘Made with PRIDE in the UAE’ brand onto the global aerospace stage, delivering more than 3,000 shipsets consisting of more than 50,000 components to the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers.
Strata’s Chief Executive Officer Ismail Ali Abdulla said: “In the last decade, Strata has grown to become a trusted player in the manufacturing industry through its partnerships with global aircraft manufacturers.
“We have made it our commitment and priority since day one to manufacture and deliver high quality aircraft parts to our customers, as that is a reflection of what the United Arab Emirates offers the world.”
The company has launched major training opportunities for its workforce, having partnered with UAE University for a dedicated Aerostructures Technicians Program.
In collaboration with other educational institutions, Strata offers internships and aerospace workshop sessions to cultivate an informed generation of future talent, thereby elevating interest in careers in aerospace.
Strata’s ‘Made with Pride in the UAE’ wings and empennage parts now feature on more than eight per cent of the worldwide single-aisle fleets.
The company continues to partner with leading aircraft manufacturers including Airbus, Boeing and Leonardo Aero-structures Division. Its customer base amounts to seven major customers including Pilatus, FACC AG, SAAB and S.A.B.C.A.
The soon to be launched Strata Plus, will be an extension of its current manufacturing facilities to cater to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner vertical fins work package.
Under the agreement, Strata will replicate the capabilities of the Boeing Salt Lake City 787 vertical fin assembly line to sub-assemble vertical fins for the Dreamliner family of airplanes from its Al Ain facility. Assembly of the work package is scheduled to commence in 2020. The assembled part will be shipped to North Charleston, South Carolina, and installed on 787 fuselages.
As part of its portfolio expansion and diversification in the global aerospace supply chain, Strata has also formalized a joint venture (JV) with Belgium’s materials and chemicals company Solvay, marking Strata’s entry into advanced materials manufacturing.
The roadmap for the next decade will build on Strata’s international success to secure its standing as a highly competitive company within the global aerospace supply chain and in contributing to positioning Abu Dhabi and the UAE as a hub for the aerospace sector.
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