Daher has recently opened a brand-new logistics and industrial facility, which supplies Airbus Helicopters’ site in Querétaro, Mexico, dedicated to Metallic Aerostructures Activities. Located in a 3,200-sq. meter building, this facility supplies Airbus Helicopters’ nearby production center of metallic aerostructures, which notably includes the production of over-wing emergency exit doors and bulk cargo compartment doors for single-aisle jetliners.

The scope of Daher’s operations at Querétaro includes forecasting and procurement of parts and chemicals required for the A320 door production; management of inbound material shipped by Airbus Helicopters in Germany to Mexico; customs clearance; along with inspection and warehousing. “Such end-to-end capability is unique to Daher, and it builds on the expertise from our business base, but also on our industrial and logistics services,” said Nicolas Orance, Senior Vice President of Daher’s Aerospace and Defense Business Unit.

This new operation also reinforces Daher’s presence in Mexico, positioning it for the anticipated expansion of Airbus Helicopters’ production at the location, and for future business opportunities within the Querétaro region—a major aerospace manufacturing cluster—as well as elsewhere in the country to serve aviation, automotive and other sectors. Daher already has a factory in Nogales, Mexico, where it produces composite airframes.

By Frédéric Vergnères

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