The Andalusian Public Company for Foreign Promotion, Extenda, has organized a very interesting meeting during the 19th and 20th of October of the Andalusian aeronautical sector with large OEMs and Tier1 U.S. in the framework of a reverse trade mission.
In the case of Sofitec, and motivated to find new business opportunities and diversification in projects and customers, we have had the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings where we shared with the U.S. industry current projects, available capabilities and future prospects.
On the other hand, on the 20th, we received in our facilities the representatives of these companies, where we were able to show in detail the technological capabilities in the manufacturing and assembly of aerostructures and elements in composites and metallic materials. During the visit, they highlighted our investments and available capacity for the manufacture of components and aerostructures in composite, metallic and mixed materials; with special attention to stretching, heat treatments and automatic processing of metallic surface treatments, at a key moment for the reactivation of the industry at a global level.
The CEO of Extenda, Arturo Bernal, praised the "excellent work carried out by the Andalusian aerospace sector, giving visibility to the great potential and aeronautical tradition of our community, which make Andalusia one of the three most important aerospace poles in Europe, generating employment and wealth".