Embraer, Zodiac Aerospace announce key joint venture
June 13, 2012, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil - Embraer S.A. and Zodiac Aerospace reached an agreement to set up a joint venture to manufacture cabin interior parts for the EMBRAER 170/190 family of jets. This jointly operated manufacturing facility will be located in Mexico and reinforces a long-time successful partnership between Embraer and Zodiac Aerospace.
"This facility in Mexico will be used to manufacture interiors for our current family of E-Jets and new interiors for tomorrow’s aircraft”, said Artur Coutinho, Embraer COO. “We have a long-standing partnership with Zodiac Aerospace, and are proud to establish this venture to manufacture new state of the art products which will have been co-developed by Embraer and Zodiac Aerospace and will maintain the excellent experience passengers have flying Embraer airplanes.”
“I'm very pleased with this new step in a long-time successful cooperation between Zodiac Aerospace and Embraer,” said Maurice Pinault, Zodiac Aerospace deputy CEO.
The establishment of an interiors facility in Mexico represents one more important step in Embraer´s process of manufacturing globalization. Embraer today has industrial facilities in China, Portugal and, most recently, in the U.S., where the Company currently assembles the entry level executive jet Phenom 100.