Honeywell Appoints Wahaj as Strategic Supplier Partner for Manufacturing Aerospace Parts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Honeywell Appoints Wahaj as Strategic Supplier Partner for Manufacturing Aerospace Parts
- Wahaj will be the first Honeywell Aerospace global supplier based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
DUBAI, Nov. 15, 2021 – Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) has appointed Wahaj, a Saudi Arabia-based company, as a strategic supplier for manufacturing commercial aerospace parts. Wahaj will be the first company from the Middle East to manufacture and export a large variety of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) aviation parts to Honeywell Aerospace sites in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Wahaj is one of the few AS9100 certified companies in Saudi Arabia involved in the manufacturing of high-precision, high-complexity machined components, kits and subassemblies for the aerospace and defense industries.
As part of the seven-year agreement, Wahaj will supply OEM parts to Honeywell that go into products such as wheels and brakes, power systems, engines, air and thermal systems, and auxiliary power units (APUs) for several major platforms including the Airbus 350, 330 and 320NEO; Boeing 737MAX and 777; Dassault Falcon 8X/M1000 and 7X; and McDonnell-Douglas 11.
“The Honeywell Aerospace-Wahaj partnership is the first major OEM Honeywell Aerospace manufacturing deployment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Wahaj’s understanding of complex aerospace machining interactions, its deep engineering expertise, and its agile, collaborative approach are exceptionally aligned to the Honeywell Aerospace strategy,” said Mike Madsen, president and CEO, Honeywell Aerospace. “This strategic cooperation is aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030 project, which aims to further strengthen Honeywell’s local commercial aerospace capabilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
“The partnership with Honeywell in commercial aerospace parts manufacturing is a major achievement for us and will accelerate the realization of Wahaj’s strategic vision to be a global aerospace and defense manufacturing partner,” said Eng. Saeed Nasser, chief executive officer, Wahaj. “This partnership will help create new jobs and increase export potential for Wahaj.”
About Honeywell in Saudi Arabia
Honeywell has been helping advance industries across Saudi Arabia for more than six decades, with local manufacturing, technology development and commercial operations across the Kingdom. Honeywell fully supports the objectives of both the In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) Program, designed to drive localization of content, and Saudi Vision 2030, the national roadmap to transform the Kingdom into an industrial powerhouse and a global logistics hub.
In addition to the co-development of advanced technologies with innovative local companies, Honeywell also runs a series of training programs that aid the country’s transformation into a knowledge-based economy. This includes its longstanding relationship with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and its Honeywell UOP University and TECPro career development initiatives to support Saudi graduates as they begin their engineering and technology careers.
Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights and safer skies and airports. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero.
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