Héroux-Devtek is expanding its aerospace landing gear business into a new manufacturing facility in the city of Cambridge, Ontario.

The overall investment of $54.2 million, with $7.05 million in support from the Ontario government, plays a key role in the company fulfilling a major contract to supply The Boeing Company with complete landing gear systems for the B-777 and B-777X aircraft, for which deliveries are scheduled to begin in early 2017.

With 108,000 square feet in pre-production and a possible expansion into an additional 100,000 square feet if required, Héroux-Devtek expects that this state-of-the-art facility will set new standards in regards to productivity and manufacturing technology, focusing primarily on large-scale, complex landing gear components.

B-777 Main Landing Gear
B-777 Main Landing Gear
This new facility will play a pivotal role in executing the most important landing gear contract in Héroux-Devtek's history and its high level of automation will allow us to supply superior quality products to Boeing at a very competitive cost.

- Gilles Labbé, President and Chief Executive Officer of Héroux-Devtek

Ontario's aerospace industry is flying high, with a diverse ecosystem of over 200 local and foreign companies that are succeeding on a global scale and supplying components to more than 125 aerospace programs around the world.

Ontario boasts one of the lowest cost aerospace manufacturing regions in the G7. What's more, labour costs in Canada are among the lowest of the G7 countries, according to KPMG's Competitive Alternatives 2014.

Ontario's aerospace manufacturers are part of the global supply chain for virtually every passenger aircraft in the world and 14 of the top 25 global aerospace companies have key operations in the province.

Aerospace leaders the world over are investing in Ontario for growth and business success.

Learn more about Héroux-Devtek.

 

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