Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today congratulated Brisbane manufacturer Ferra Engineering on winning a prestigious international award.
At a ceremony in the United States Ferra Engineering was presented with Boeing’s International Supplier of the Year award.
Ferra was selected from a pool of more than 17,500 Boeing suppliers in 50 countries worldwide.
Ferra manufactures a range of parts for Boeing including:
- Rudder pedals for Super Hornet fighter planes; and
- Spare parts to Boeing B737, B747 and B757 commercial aeroplanes.
“This is an outstanding achievement. This is a testament to the capability of the Australian Defence industry – especially our small and medium sized businesses like Ferra,” Mr Clare said.
Ferra won the work with Boeing through the Federal Government’s Global Supply Chain Program which facilitates opportunities for Australian industry to gain access to export markets with international defence primes.
“This is more proof that the Federal Government’s Global Supply Chain Program was working,” Mr Clare said.
“Ferra was one of the first businesses to sign up to the Federal Government’s Global Supply Chain Program in 2009.
“The Federal Government’s Global Supply Chain Program has been a roaring success.
“So far, it has delivered $443 million worth of export contracts for Australian business and small business has been the big winner winning 90 per cent of the value of that work.”
Currently six major global defence companies are engaged in the Program, including Boeing, Raytheon, Thales, Northrop Grumman and more recently BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin.
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