Microturbo (Safran) inaugurates a new building for its Repair and Surface Treatment activities

Toulouse – 23 April 2014

Today, Olivier Andriès, CEO of Turbomeca, and Pierre-Yves Morvan, Deputy General Manager of Microturbo, inaugurated a new building at the Microturbo (Safran) Toulouse site to house its Surface Treatment and Repair activities.

The new installations, worth €5.5M, cover a surface area of approximately
2 100 sqm.

To prolong the service life of its power systems, Microturbo offers a comprehensive range of services including repair of parts and equipment.

The new Repair unit will guarantee an SPT (Shop Processing Time) that meets the demands of civil and military customers in a highly competitive marketplace: Microturbo particularly supports the Rafale, Mirage 2000, NH90, Super Puma, Hawk, A400M and SuperJet 100 programs and will very soon be adding the AW189 to this list.

Microturbo now has 3 modern surface treatment lines which operate with zero discharge: a, aluminium treatment line to protect new parts against corrosion, a cleaning line for equipment under repair and a dye penetrant inspection line (NDI - non destructive inspection) for new and repair parts. The use of automated and innovative resources will contribute to a significant reduction in manufacturing cycles and production costs.

Bringing all these activities together in one place, alongside the Materials & Special Processes Quality Assurance Laboratory, will strengthen the synergy and proactivity of the teams.

"Safran continues to develop its expertise in key fields in France: it gives me great pleasure to open these new cutting-edge industrial facilities. Integrating the highest possible mastery of Health, Safety and Environment standards, they also confirm Safran total commitment to these issues" stated Olivier Andriès.

"Microturbo has invested to support the development of its civil market activities and to meet the most stringent market criteria, in terms of competitiveness, quality and delivery deadlines." declared Pierre-Yves Morvan.

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Microturbo (Safran) specializes in the design and production of high-technology power systems and propulsion systems. State-of-the-art and reliable power solutions offered include the large proven range in Microturbo gas turbines, but also innovations resulting of an important R&D investment and strategic partnerships. Microturbo is a world leader in the field of power systems and propulsion systems and has delivered over 13,000 units.
For more information:
www.microturbo.com, www.turbomeca.com and www.safran-group.com.

Contact presse :
Angélique Brandan
+33 (0)5 61 37 78 56
angelique.brandan@microturbo.fr