BROMONT, Que.—Export Development Canada (EDC) is working with GE Canada to loop Canadian firms into the global aerospace supply chain through a new joint program.
For its part, EDC will introduce 13 small- to medium-sized (SME) business to the GE Aviation Bromont team, headquartered in Bromont, Que., to help expand the role of “globally-minded” Canadian firms in GE’s aerospace supply chain.
The introductions are being made as part of a GE Canada incubator session, targeting companies that have developed excellence in tooling and automation for GE Aviation Bromont’s aircraft engine business.
In 2013, GE Aviation Bromont further developed its advanced manufacturing capability with the opening of the Global Robotics, Automation and Instrumentation R&D Centre.
“The investments that GE has made in the GE Aviation Global Robotics, Automation and Instrumentation R&D Centre must go hand in hand with a world-class supply chain in order to be globally competitive,” GE Aviation Bromont director of operations Alain Ouellette said in a statement.
“The strength of Canadian capabilities in the aerospace industry is well respected around the world, and we are always looking for ways to strengthen our partnerships with industry.”