Asco Industries Extends Partnership with Lockheed Martin
Zaventem, 25 January 2018 – Today Asco Industries hosted a ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with Lockheed Martin to develop further long-term partnerships for the manufacture and assembly of high-precision components and machined parts.
Lockheed Martin has a long history of partnering with Asco in Canada in support of current F-35 production requirements. This makes Asco in Belgium a reliable partner to support the future demand of competitive precision machining and assembly of parts for the F35 program.
Christian Boas, Chief Executive Officer of Asco Industries, said: “This Memorandum of Agreement marks another step of Asco’s continuous support to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 programs across our different entities worldwide. The signature of this Memorandum of Agreement could not only bring significant additional work to our facility in Zaventem, but could also improve our expertise and know-how as a leading machined parts and assemblies provider”.
Gregory Day, F-35 Belgium Business Development from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics stated: “Lockheed Martin is very excited to strengthen its collaboration with Asco Industries in Belgium and to mutually explore new manufacturing techniques and processes that will further develop Asco as a best value provider, as well as growing our presence in multiple key markets”.
Asco Industries and Lockheed Martin had already strengthened their collaboration 3 months ago as well, after Fokker Technologies, a business of GKN Aerospace, had awarded a contract to Asco Industries for the supply of Flaperon Spars for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II.
Representatives who participated in the signing are Christian Boas, CEO of Asco Industries, and Gregory Day, F-35 Belgium Business Development from Lockheed Martin, at Asco’s headquarters in Zaventem.