December 21, 2012

Alcoa Fastening Systems Receives Airbus SQIP Best Performer Award

Torrance, California…. Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) has received Airbus’ Supply Chain and Quality Improvement Program (SQIP) Best Performer Bronze award for 2012. AFS was selected out of approximately 250 suppliers for its exceptional quality and delivery performances. AFS supplies fasteners to Airbus for all of their major programs including the A320, A330, A340, A350, A380 and the A400M.

“We are very excited to receive the Airbus SQIP award for Best Performer, and to be one of the very few  companies to be recognized for two consecutive years”, said AFS President Vitaliy Rusakov. “This outstanding achievement is the result of the commendable collaborative efforts and commitment of our  Operations, Sales, Logistics, Quality, Procurement, Information Systems, Engineering, and New  Product Development teams.
Alcoa Fastening Systems, a business unit of Alcoa, 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 6,800 employees at 32 manufacturing and distribution/logistics locations in 11 countries.
For more information about Alcoa Fastening Systems, visit For information about its complete line of Aerospace Products, please contact Ms. Anne Brown,  Manager, Global Marketing Communications, Tel: 1 714 449 4374; Fax: 1714 278 8726; e-mail:

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Pictured from Left to right: David Koch, AFS Sales Manager Airbus account; François Quichaud, AFS Logistics Manager Europe; Graham Griffith, International Supplier Manager Airbus; Craig Brown, AFS VP Global Aerospace Sales & Marketing; Massimo Cella, AFS Director New Product Development Europe; Albert Varenne, VP Procurement Standard Parts Airbus ; Pierre-Emmanuel Gires, COO AFS Europe ; Salim Gulamani, AFS Director Global Logistics; Cyril Blavet, AFS Director Sales & Marketing Europe.