Hanwha Aerospace Takes Off To New Horizons
- Hanwha Aerospace to solely focus on aircraft engines by spinning off its security division from its prior entity, Hanwha Techwin
[April 6, 2018] Hanwha Aerospace held a ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of its new base of operation in Changwon, South Korea on April 3. During the event, Hyun-woo Shin, Hanwha Aerospace's President and CEO, hailed the company's mission and welcomed workers with traditional Korean rice cakes.
"We will work hard to become the number one partner for the world's leading aircraft engine manufacturers," said President Shin to the attending dignitaries and staff. "It will take a lot of hard work, but I believe we can work together to make this happen."
Hanwha Aerospace changed its name from Hanwha Techwin on March 23 after its security division was spun off into an independent entity. As part of this change, Hanwha Aerospace moved its offices and facilities to Changwon City, 301 kilometers south of Seoul. The move was made to reinforce the company's exclusive focus on the aircraft engine business and to strengthen on-site management of the production line. The company will be listed on the Korea Exchange (KRX) as Hanwha Aerospace in mid-April of 2018.
Hanwha Aerospace is South Korea's only gas turbine engine manufacturer and produces engines for airplanes and helicopters as well as individual engine parts and modules. The company's steadfast commitment to maintaining stringent standards has made it a trusted partner to major aerospace companies like General Electric and Rolls Royce. Hanwha Aerospace has also entered into a major Risk and Revenue Sharing Partnership (RSP) with Pratt & Whitney to
co-build the next generation of advanced aircraft engines.
Since 1979, Hanwha Aerospace has assembled over 8,000 aircraft engines. The company is looking to grow its assembly and manufacturing capacity in the coming years and is currently building a 60,000㎡ manufacturing plant near Hanoi, Vietnam that will be operational by the second half of 2018.
"This is an exciting time for Hanwha Aerospace, and I am proud to be part of this new era for the company," said an employee who attended the opening ceremony. "I look forward to doing my part in helping the company grow and become the world's leading aircraft engine company."
Hanwha Aerospace began by building businesses in the aircraft engine and film camera industry in 1977. Since then, we’ve aggressively invested in research to develop our technologies in optics, video, and aircraft engines. We’ve then expanded into aircraft / gas turbine engines businesses. To evolve as we have, we had to successfully develop top-tier and original application technologies that gave us the competitive edge needed for our businesses around the globe. And as our technologies advanced so did our expertise and our ability to not only meet the changing market demands but to anticipate them.
For more information, visit: www.hanwhaaerospace.com
Hanwha Group, founded in 1952, is one of the Top-Ten business enterprises in South Korea and a “FORTUNE Global 500” company. Hanwha Group has 61 domestic affiliates and 325 global networks in three major sectors: manufacturing and construction, finance, and services and leisure. With more than 65 years track record of industrial leadership, Hanwha’s manufacturing and construction businesses encompass a broad range of fields from chemicals & materials, aerospace & mechatronics, total solar energy solutions, and global construction. The finance network, covering insurance, asset management and securities, is the second largest non-bank financial group in South Korea. The services and leisure sector offers premium lifestyle services with retail and resort businesses.
For more information, visit: www.hanwha.com
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