The aviation sector has set in the last decade as a global industry, in which production line and supply chain of large aircraft, both civil and military, has been composed from local or national companies, small or medium size, to become much more international companies with greater operational and production capacity and, above all, more competitive and able to develop their activities and services all over the world. Just to work wherever customers need or open new business opportunities in those areas or sectors of greater future.
As we have just seen this week in a trade mission held with aerospace US companies, the Andalusian industry is looking to expand its international presence in new markets and countries and wants to become a key player in the major aerospace programs. And with the companies of Aerópolis leading the way.
Diversification and internationalization should be the keys to mark the path of the Park’s companies and the sector in Andalusia, which already started but should be further strengthened in the future. We need to diversify into customers, expanding the spectrum beyond Airbus but also growing with it, in Europe and in new markets in the global scope, with the help of other big manufacturers like Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier or new companies and firms from emerging countries (COMAC in China, for example).
A diversification that should be based on the experience, knowledge, capacity, technology, and delivering value which with our companies are already contributing in last decades to the aerospace supply chain, so competitiveness is increased. The road has already begun, and the Andalusian sector is ready to take new steps forward to expand its borders and continue to grow.
Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Chief Executive Officer