Carrickfergus manufacturing company, IPC Mouldings, is amongst a host of UK aerospace suppliers that joined Collins Aerospace at a supplier delegation conference near the company’s office in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The conference, hosting 24 U.K. aerospace suppliers including several small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), was organised by Collins and the U.K.’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade and Aerospace Technology Institute. The one-day event connected the suppliers with Collins operations and supply chain executives to explore potential opportunities for future collaboration. 

Speaking about the conference, Joanne Liddle, managing director of IPC said, “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to connect with additional aerospace suppliers of Collins operations here in Charlotte. IPC is proud to collaborate with a number of companies in Northern Ireland and we welcome the opportunity to discuss the rich and excellent supply chain that we have. I’d like to thank Collins Aerospace and DIT for enabling IPC to attend this worthwhile event.” 

Paolo Dal Cin, vice president of Operations & Quality for Collins said, “With more than 5,000 employees across nearly 30 locations, Collins Aerospace has a significant footprint in the U.K. and we welcome the chance to discuss additional avenues for cooperation. We had a productive day of networking meetings and we look forward to continuing the conversation going forward.”            Baroness Rona Fairhead, U.K. Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion said, “As a global leader in aerospace, the U.K.’s offer to the world in this sector is clear and I am delighted that the Department for International Trade has supported Collins Aerospace to host 24 U.K. aerospace suppliers in such an important market.”

Baroness Fairhead continued, “Trade missions are perfect opportunities for businesses to make connections with others across the supply chain. The Department for International Trade will continue to promote the sector to help U.K. businesses forge new trade ties, break into new markets and attract investment into this key sector.”

IPC Mouldings is also attending the world’s leading event for aircraft interior professionals, airlines and their supply chain for cabin interiors, AIX 2019, which takes place in Hamburg from 2ndto 4thApril. They will join a number of Northern Ireland suppliers on the Northern Ireland Aerospace/Invest Northern Ireland stand. IPC will be exhibiting on Stand 3UA11 in Hall B3 Upper.