VILDJBERG, Denmark, 4 Nov. 2015. Multicut A/S, a precision component manufacturer in Vildjberg, Denmark, won a contract from Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, to manufacture components for the F135 engine, the propulsion system for the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
This 10-year long term procurement agreement signals the beginning of a relationship between Pratt & Whitney and Multicut, and positions Multicut well for follow-on F135 opportunities of increasing value, officials say.
"This award reaffirms Pratt & Whitney's commitment to F135 engine industrial participation in Denmark," says Pratt & Whitney Military Engines President Bennett Croswell. "Multicut competed globally and was selected as the best value supplier of these engine components, and will play a valuable role in our global supply chain for the F135 engine."
"We are delighted to have earned the trust of Pratt & Whitney to manufacture and deliver these key components for the F135 engine," says Lars Rasmussen, chief executive officer, Multicut Global. "Our contribution to the F135 engine helps ensure jobs and technology know-how remain an essential part of our local industry and a key support to the needs of Danish Defence."
Should it be selected, the F-35 will replace Denmark's aging F-16 aircraft with a sustainable, capable fifth-generation aircraft.
The F-35 program includes partners from nine countries – Australia, Italy, Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States – as well as three foreign military sales customers – Israel, Japan and South Korea
Multicut A/S has a modern factory delivering complex machined parts and subassemblies. It uses state-of-the-art production equipment in its Lean manufacturing facility -- including 9-axis mill-turn machine tools, as well as 5-axis vertical and 4-axis horizontal computer numerical controlled machines networked with robotic material handling systems.
Pratt & Whitney designs, manufactures, and services aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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