19.01.2021 – 11:10
MONTANA AEROSPACE AG
The world’s leading manufacturer for the aviation industry is preparing for the “restart” from the global Covid crisis with a record investment program
MONTANA AEROSPACE, a division of the MONTANA TECH COMPONENTS industrial group of the Austrian entrepreneur Michael Tojner, closes the difficult year 2020 with important decisions. “The global economy and the aviation sector in particular have been hard hit by the Covid pandemic. 2020 was also very challenging for Montana Aerospace, but it was all the more important to continue our growth strategy unabated. In this way we were able to further strengthen our global market position through top industrial performance and innovation leadership, ”emphasizes the Austrian entrepreneur Michael Tojner. “In 2020 strategic company acquisitions were made in order to be able to emerge stronger from the global crisis in the aerospace industry.”
“Montana Aerospace is currently completing the largest investment program in the company’s history. In the last 48 months, a total of more than 500 million euros has been invested in new machines, buildings, processes and competencies, ”said Markus Nolte, CEO of Montana Aerospace. The commissioning of two plants in Romania and another in Vietnam, against the general trends in the aviation and automotive industries, created around 1,200 new jobs in the past two years. The plant in Ranshofen in Upper Austria also sees itself as being excellently positioned for the future due to the excellent order situation in the e-mobility sector.
Alpine Metal Tech takes over the Italian mechanical engineering company and is awarded the Upper Austrian Innovation Prize, among others
In 2020, the company Alpine Metal Tech (AMT), which belongs to Montana Aerospace and has its headquarters in Regau / Upper Austria, successfully concluded the purchase of the Italian special machine manufacturer IMT Intermato despite significant restrictions caused by the pandemic. IMT is the world market leader in vertical lathes for aluminum wheels and ideally complements the AMT product portfolio. Alpine Metal Tech expects this strategic acquisition to generate considerable synergies in the areas of sales, purchasing and operations. Alpine Metal Tech was also able to record successes in the “Robotics and Automation” division. The company not only received its first order for a new machine series, it was also awarded the “Upper Austrian State Prize for Innovation 2020” for this in-house development in November 2020. In addition, AMT has been nominated for the prestigious Austrian Export Prize of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce in the “Industry” category. The winners will be announced in January 2021.
Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC) receives the Airbus Best Performer Award and takes over a highly specialized niche supplier in the field of titanium and carbide extrusion
Universal Alloy Corporation (UAC), also part of Montana Aerospace, received the “Airbus Best Performer Award” in January 2020 and is strengthening its position in the field of titanium and hard metal extrusion. In November 2020, an agreement was signed to take over the French extrusion specialist Cefival. Cefival is a highly specialized niche supplier in the field of titanium and carbide extrusion with customers in the aircraft structure and engine industry. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of February 2021 and Cefival will be fully integrated into the UAC Group. By expanding its material and process competencies, UAC will further strengthen its leading position as a global full-range supplier of aircraft structural parts and assemblies. Due to its good compatibility with CFRP composite materials, titanium is one of the most promising structural materials in the aviation industry. In January 2020, UAC Europe also received the renowned “Best Performer Award” from Airbus. The company has once again been recognized by aerospace OEMs for its industrial excellence in aircraft structures and materials.
Alu Menziken receives further significant major orders in the e-mobility sector
Alu Menziken Group receives significant major orders in the field of e-mobility. The aluminum extrusion specialist AME was able to win significant major orders in the field of electromobility in the course of 2020. In addition to processed extrusion profiles for the construction of battery boxes for fully or partially electric cars, Alu Menziken will also deliver ready-to-install assemblies to well-known OEMs and Tier 1 of the automotive industry. The AME group of companies, specializing in high-tech lightweight components, is also a supplier for OEMs and well-known Tier 1’s in the aerospace industry.
About MONTANA AEROSPACE
Montana Aerospace is a division of MONTANA TECH COMPONENTS AG and currently employs 4,700 people at 28 company locations worldwide. Montana Aerospace is an industrial group specializing in the development and production of key parts and technologies in the aerospace sector. In addition, the companies of the Montana Aerospace Group are also represented in the automotive and energy sectors.
About MONTANA TECH COMPONENTS
MONTANA TECH COMPONENTS AG, founded in 2006, is a global industrial group that focuses on key technologies in future markets. The division companies of the growth-oriented group are among the market leaders in their areas of activity. This management position is secured through continuous further development of the individual group companies. MONTANA TECH COMPONENTS unites the three corporate groups VARTA AG, Aluflexpack AG and Montana Aerospace. The technology and innovation-oriented group achieved total sales of over 1.35 billion euros in 2019 and is represented at 83 locations in 34 countries worldwide. A total of around 10,700 highly qualified employees are currently employed.
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