March 20, 2012


Alcoa Fastening Systems Receives Prestigious Airbus Award

 

TORRANCE, Calif. - Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) received a Bronze Award from Airbus for outstanding performance in its Supplier Quality Improvement Program. Based on selections of Airbus’ top tier suppliers, the award recognizes supplier improvement, quality, on-time delivery and sustainability performance. AFS provides Airbus with fasteners for all of their major programs including the A320, A330, A340, A350, A380 and A400M.


“We are honored to receive this award from Airbus,” said Craig Brown, Vice President Global Aerospace Customers and Marketing for AFS. “This recognition shows that our customers appreciate the dedication of our manufacturing operations, as well as that of our quality, engineering, logistics and sales organizations. We strive to be the leader in providing superior operational, technical and quality support to the industry.”


Alcoa Fastening Systems, a business unit of Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of fastening systems including specialty fasteners, fluid fittings, assembly components, and installation systems for aerospace and industrial applications. Headquartered in Torrance, California, the company has over 6,200 employees at 31 manufacturing and distribution/logistics locations in 11 countries.


For more information about Alcoa Fastening Systems, visit www.alcoafasteners.com.


About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.