Mecachrome: the leader in aerostructures and high-precision mechanics is expanding

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Mecachrome specialises in creating detailed parts for the aerospace industry and is renowned for its expertise in the manufacturing of sub-assemblies for commercial aircraft, helicopters, and fighter jets. To strengthen its presence in the industry, it signed a partnership agreement with Thales Global Services last June, which involves the creation of a dedicated unit in Vendée (Atlantic France).

Mecachrome is a global Tier 2 aerostructures supplier and is among the top three in France. With its roots dating back to 1937, it is a company with a history of motorsport that has evolved to become a world leader in high-precision mechanics. 

Over the years, the company has diversified its technical capabilities and expanded into various industries, such as the aeronautics, automotive, defence, marine, energy and space sectors. It plays a key role in the aerospace industry, working closely with engine manufacturers such as Airbus, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, Ferrari, Renault Alpine, as well as other well-known brands. 

The company produces highly technological assemblies for civil and military aircraft engines, as well as drive shaft mechanisms for helicopters. Its technical capabilities and experienced team enable Mecachrome to offer flexible and customised solutions to meet the needs of its customers.

A major contract with Thales 

At the Paris Air Show, Mecachrome signed a contract with Thales Global Services. This agreement involves the creation of a dedicated unit in Vendée and mutual performance and volume commitments for commercial and defence activities. 

The contract, which is estimated to be worth more than €60 million, covers the supply of Mecachrome mechanical parts and sub-assemblies in France and abroad for Thales Global Services. 

Strategic partnerships for further expansion in Atlantic France 

This partnership will strengthen Mecachrome’s presence in Atlantic France, where the company also has facilities in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, Herbignac, and Sainte-Luce-sur-Loire, making it a major player in this region. In order to produce the parts for Thales, a dedicated unit will be created in Vendée.

With more than 40 years of experience in the premium automotive sector and motorsport, Mecachrome has also renewed its partnership with the FIA Formula 3. This means that it will continue to work on the design, development, manufacturing, and maintenance of the V6 engines used by the racing cars in this championship.

Bruno Michel, Managing Director of FIA Formula 2 and FIA Formula 3, stressed the importance of working with a historic partner such as Mecachrome, underlining the reliability they bring to single-seater racing cars.

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