The engineering and technology group SENER has been awarded its first aeronautics contract in Brazil, where it has had offices since 2010, and where it currently employs over 300 Brazilian engineers and technicians.
The agreement signed with Embraer expects the supply of a handling system for assembling large mobile parts for the KC390 program. The automated system, designed and produced by SENER, makes it possible to assemble parts with high quality, repeatability and tight tolerance. Embraer will be able to use this system in both its manufacturing and its maintenance processes.
According to the Director of SENER's Aeronautics and Vehicles Department, Íñigo Gurrea, this initial contract with Embraer represents "a major step forward for SENER in Brazil, because it is the first one the company has signed from its Aeronautics Department with the third largest civil aviation manufacturer in the world. This agreement was made possible by SENER's continuous investment in aeronautic innovation, especially in process engineering, product development and composite materials."
Meanwhile, SENER's General Manager in Brazil, Guido Casanova, pointed to the significance of the agreement for the company: "The Embraer contract is a milestone for SENER in Brazil. Even though it was already present in fields such as civil infrastructure and industrial plants, and also in the marine industry through the implementation of its FORAN System, it had yet to gain its rightful place in the aerospace sector. SENER is an international leader in fields such as Space, Aeronautics and Defense, and it was just a matter of time before Brazilian clients began to appreciate the group's innovative capacity and its impeccable execution, and this is what happened with Embraer. Starting with this first project, we expect to have a constant collaboration with this major client."
SENER has had a presence in Brazil for years with its infrastructure and industrial plant projects for clients such as Odebrecht, Petrobras and BR Distribuidora. Since 2010, it has had its own offices in São Paulo and Río de Janeiro, which currently consist of over 300 Brazilian professionals from the engineering and construction fields. From these offices, the company has performed contracts in Infrastructures and Transport, such as the Itaquerão soccer stadium in São Paulo and Line 4 for the city's metro; in Power and Process, with contracts such as a used oil regeneration plant for BRF in Río de Janeiro; in Marine, with licenses for SENER's CAD/CAM FORAN system for the Brazilian Navy and in shipyards such as Aker Promar, STX and Itajaí; and now in Aerospace as well, with this first contract with Embraer. To these references, SENER soon hopes to add new projects in Space and Defense.