Alcoa Fastening Systems Awarded Multi-Year/ Multi-Million Dollar Contract by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Torrance, CA… Alcoa Fastening Systems announced today it has been awarded a major new contract by Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd (KHI).  The three-year contract covers the supply of Accu-Lok™ Blind Fastening System products to KHI for their important manufacturing and sub-assembly work in the production of Embraer 170, 175, 190, and 195 aircraft.  The Accu-Lok™ Fastening System was developed for composite applications where access is limited to one side of the structure. The fasteners are available in both unified and metric sizes, and in various materials and finishes.

“We’re excited about the further strengthening of our long term relationship with KHI, and in continuing to play a key role in supporting this outstanding new generation of Embraer passenger jets,” said Richard M. Sharpe, Sr. VP Global Customers & Marketing for Alcoa Fastening Systems.  “We’ll continue to look at every facet of our relationship with KHI to develop mutually beneficial solutions”, added Sharpe.      
 
Alcoa Fastening Systems, a business unit of Alcoa, is a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of fastening systems, specialty fasteners, components, and installation systems for aerospace and commercial product assembly. It has 5,500 employees, and manufactures at 26 locations in 7 countries. 
 
Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa(R) wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are vinyl siding, closures, precision castings, fastening systems, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 127,000 employees in 41 countries. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.