Since 2007, Thales Avionics has permanently supported, and relied upon, the development of the avionics manufacturing activity of Celestica Malaysia’s plant in Kulim. The production of key parts of aircraft cockpit and cabin equipment from Thales Avionics has been placed to Celestica Kulim.
As the high quality standards requested for the manufacturing of these equipments have always been met, crossed-confidence between both companies has grown over the years resulting from 2013 in a new development phase of their collaboration with manufacturing for the new generation of cockpit equipement (displays and computers) and cabin in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems that will be fitted in the next generation of airliners (Airbus A320 NEO, Airbus A350, Sukhoi Superjet 100, ATR42 & 72-600, etc..).
The manufacturing of prototypes and Celestica will also move up in the value chain by producing complete assembled equipment. Such a new partnership will generate a significant increase of activity at Celestica Kulim over the next few years that will also benefit to Celestica’s Malaysian subcontractors and to the Malaysian economy.