Thursday, February 28, 2013

Airbus meets with suppliers

MOBILE, Ala. -- Airbus met with potential suppliers during a gathering to Wednesday in the city where the company will build a $600 million A320 assembly line. David Williams, vice president of procurement for Airbus Americas, told a crowd of nearly 1,000 gathered for the supplier briefing that the Mobile facility will help the company further execute its globalization strategy by bringing production directly to one of its strongest markets. "We want to be a global player," Williams said, noting suppliers will play a key role in meeting that goal. Williams said the procurement process for the Mobile facility is "moving along quickly, as it should be," but a strict protocol must be followed to be considered. Interested suppliers should visit the Airbus Alabama website, send a “request for information” where prompted and any company that takes those steps is included in a broad database. (Source link, 02/27/13)