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5th March 2014, Morgan Hill, CA

TenCate receives Silver Boeing Supplier Performance Award

TenCate Advanced Composites has received a 2013 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognise suppliers, who have achieved superior performance.

Paul Draghi, Senior VP of Operations said: “This recognition represents our second year in a row and is especially important as it recognises our commitment to on-time delivery and quality across the materials we supply to Boeing.”

All Nippon Airways Boeing 787-8 (JA801A) at Okayama Airport. (Source: All_Nippon_Airways_Boeing_787-8_Dreamliner_JA801A_OKJ.jpg: Spaceaero2. derivative work: Altair78 (talk))

Silver level

This year, Boeing recognised 582 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. TenCate is one of only 459 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.

As key supplier of high purity radome composites materials, TenCate maintained a Silver composite performance rating for quality and delivery each month of the 12-month performance period, from 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013.

Advanced composites for aircraft

TenCate supplies low dielectric radome prepregs to the Boeing 787 and EA-18 Growler programmes, and TenCate Cetex thermoplastics composites for a variety of Boeing aircraft.

Through its wholly owned subsidiary CCS Composites, TenCate also fabricates compression moulded parts for Boeing's V-22 Osprey helicopter, the F-18 program and for Boeing 737, 747 and 787 commercial aircraft.

TenCate Advanced Composites

TenCate Advanced Composites is a leading prepreg manufacturer of thermo set and thermoplastic composites serving the aircraft, satellite and industrial markets which has facilities in Europe and North America.

Parent company Royal Ten Cate is a multi-national company that combines textile technology with related chemical processes and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics.

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