Kawasaki and Boeing Enhance Collaboration to Win in the Marketplace
Jun. 21, 2017
Tokyo, June 21, 2017 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced an agreement at the Paris Air Show in France (June 19-25, 2017) to enhance industrial collaboration with The Boeing company, including joint exploration of advanced manufacturing techniques and potential future collaboration on Boeing Commercial Airplanes(BCA) programs.
Boeing and Kawasaki agreed to enhance their relationship in the following ways:
・Exploring concepts for collaboration on future Boeing Commercial Airplanes programs
・Activities to reduce costs related to current commercial airplane programs to enhance the competitiveness of Boeing products in the marketplace. These activities include joint cost reduction and an initiative aimed at improving sub-tier supply chain efficiency
・Collaboration between Boeing and Kawasaki on areas of potential research and development, including advanced manufacturing techniques
・Exploration of areas of potential co-development or collaboration on other common interests in the future.
Kawasaki’s current production for Boeing Commercial Airplanes spans models from the 767 and 777 to the 787 Dreamliner and 777X.
Kawasaki hopes to grow and build upon the legacy of its long and productive partnership with Boeing through this new agreement.