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Thales seeking Quebec partners for new project

Aug. 16, 2011, Montreal - Thales Canada Aerospace recently gave to Sous-Traitance Industrielle Québec (STIQ) the mandate to seek out Quebec partners for the development and manufacturing of a new onboard electronic module.

August 16, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

Partners involved in this project must comply with strict technical
requirements and be recognized for their strict quality standards. They
must also possess the experience and qualifications required to
participate in the design of the product.

With the help of its large directory of suppliers detailing the capacity
of more than 4,000 Quebec-based manufacturers and technical services
providers, STIQ conducted an extensive search based on Thales' needs and
specifications. STIQ was therefore able to provide this leading
equipment manufacturer with a list of potential subcontractors that are
qualified and capable of meeting its specific needs. After going through
this list of companies, Thales will eventually be in a position to
award significant contracts to Quebec SMEs.

This project is part of STIQ's Network of innovative manufacturers
initiative, which is supported by Quebec's department of Economic
Development, Innovation, and Export Trade, whose mission is to create
and strengthen networks of prime manufacturers and suppliers in the
aerospace, transportation, and energy sectors. Thales thus joins
Aluminerie Alouette, Bombardier Transportation, Pratt & Whitney
Canada, and Gaz Métro who have also implemented similar measures in
cooperation with STIQ.



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