Alcan’s Service Centres Aero helps reduce non-productive preparation operations and improve cost efficiencies
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Alcan’s Service Centres Aero helps reduce non-productive preparation operations and improve cost efficiencies

15 June 2009

Service Centres Aero, part of Alcan Engineered Products – a business unit of Rio Tinto Alcan – is showcasing its broad range of services for the aerospace market at the 48th International Paris Air Show – Le Bourget (Hall 2B, Stand B19) from 15 to 21 June 2009. Service Centres Aero, a leader in servicing for the aeronautics and space industries, is the largest European distributor of standard or pre-machined, semi-finished aluminium and light metal alloy products.

Our customers, including both original equipment manufacturers and subcontractors, rely on us when they outsource their supply chain management and value-added technical services,” said Peter Hlavatovic, managing director, Service Centres Aero. “We help minimise the volume of materials they have to purchase, reduce non-productive preparation operations, and improve cost efficiencies through, for example, aluminium scraps management.

The Service Centres Aero stand at the International Paris Air Show – Le Bourget features a range of products and services for the aerospace industry, such as:

    Samples of Machining Capabilities on 7475 Aluminium Alloy
    Airbus Door Frame Segment
    A400 M Cockpit Throttle Component
    Intermediate Wing Rib for A330
    Production Stages of Inner Weather Seal for Dassault Falcon Jet 7X
    Pilatus PC-12 Aileron Cable Segment Pulley
    A380 Engine Pylon Component

With its large processing capabilities, Service Centres Aero offers a wide variety of metal products, such as sheets, plates, sections and bars in aluminium and titanium alloys, all sourced from approved, qualified suppliers.

Service Centres Aero also handles material preparation services and operations, from pre-machining processes, such as cut-to-size metals, to more complex finishing operations such as shaping, surfacing, and other CNC operations for aluminium and titanium alloys.

All Service Centres Aero sites are certified OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and EN 9120.

About Alcan Engineered Products

Alcan Engineered Products is a global sector-leading business strongly committed to developing innovative, value added products for a broad range of markets and applications. The portfolio consists of seven downstream businesses: aerospace, non commodity aluminium rolled products, aluminium extrusions, cable, composite products, automotive components and international trade.

With 15.000 employees located in 34 countries and a commercial presence in 65 markets across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region, Alcan Engineered Products is organised around seven businesses dedicated to performance materials in the areas of aluminium rolled products, aluminium extrusions, aluminium cable, composite products, automotive components and international trade. Alcan Engineered Products is headquartered in Paris, France.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.

For further information, please contact:

Rio Tinto Alcan Media Relations, Paris
Chrystele Ivins
Tel.: +33 1 57 00 24 18

Rio Tinto Alcan Media Relations, Canada
Stefano Bertolli
Tel.: +1 514 848 8151

International Paris Air Show – Le Bourget
15 – 21 June 2009
Hall 2B, Stand B19


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