Boeing and partner Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI), broke ground today on a new aerospace surface treatment facility for metallic parts in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Tawazun Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi, company representatives said this facility introduces a new aerospace manufacturing capability in the Gulf region.
“We are pleased to be part of this unique project which further fosters the UAE’s regional leadership in high-technology defense manufacturing,” said H.E. Saif Al Hajeri, CEO of Tawazun. "The establishment of this capability is a significant step for the UAE’s aerospace industry, as the metallic components manufacturing and metallic sub-assembly will be entirely performed in the UAE.”
The project will create high value jobs in the UAE, and enable TPI the opportunity to produce complex metallic assemblies for Boeing, its suppliers and other aerospace OEMs around the world.
“This new complex will be a state-of-the-art facility that will contribute to the growth of the UAE aerospace industry,” said Bernie Dunn, president of Boeing Middle East. “The development of key capabilities through partnerships is of mutual benefit to both Boeing and the UAE.”