Piemonte is home to an important aerospace & defense pole: the five international players - Alenia Aermacchi, Avio Aero, Microtecnica Actuation Systems /UTC, Selex ES and Thales Alenia Space - together with a group of 270 SMEs total 15.200 employees and register 3,6 billion € turnover.
The Piedmontese technical-productive specialisation, both in manufacturing and technical services, can be applied to the development of aircrafts, motors, propellers, satellites, infrastructures as well as ground and on-board control systems.
In addition, technology and production processes are compatible with the international technical standards: quality, precision and ability to use specialised materials.
In terms of manufacturing, the production chain has vertically developed in all aspects:
The technical industrial services vary from project design to model making, from industrial design to structural calculation, but also include the manufacturing of specialised software and the carrying out of laboratory tests.
A unique feature of Piedmontese aerospace & defence companies is the ability to produce parts or carry out specialised works based on buyers' designs and specifications: production of mechanical elements, assembly of electronic circuits, pressed steel, thermal and surface treatments, construction of moulds, tools and equipment and electric cabling.
The synergy between Piemonte’s major companies, SMEs, research centres and universities has made a decisive contribution to position the region among the leading clusters in Europe and worldwide in a sector characterised by a high level of innovation and research. Infact it was here that three pressurized modules were designed and manufactured: Leonardo, Donatello and Raffaello, all used for cargo transport to reach the permanent outpost of humanity’s presence in space: the International Space Station.
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