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Thales Alenia Space signs partnership agreement with SCNTPL Polish technology center

Warsaw, May 25, 2018 – Thales Alenia Space (JV Thales 67% and Leonardo 33%)  together with Thales Alenia Space in Poland today signed a partnership agreement with SCNTPL (Śląskie Centrum Naukowo – Technologiczne Przemysłu Lotniczego Sp. z o.o.), the Silesian Science and Technology Center of Aviation Industry Ltd., based in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland, specialized in composite materials.
This partnership is the culmination of joint work between the partners reaching back several years, bolstered by the creation of Thales Alenia Space in Poland in 2015. The agreement signed today also confirms a new joint initiative by SCNTPL and Thales Alenia Space, focused on both Research & Development and the production of satellite structures, and anchored in transfers of composite technologies. Based on this agreement, Thales Alenia Space has placed an initial order with SCNTPL, to provide structural panels for its Spacebus NEO platform.
“With this agreement, Thales Alenia Space shows its sustained commitment to becoming a major partner in the Polish space industry, by calling on the large pool of skills in the country and proposing even broader partnership initiatives, focused not only on government requirements, but also the commercial market,” said Jean Loïc Galle, Chief Executive Officer of Thales Alenia Space. “This agreement confirms SCNTPL’s role in building sophisticated satellite structures to meet the needs of both the domestic and international markets.”
Bartlomiej Plonka, President of the Management Board of SCNTPL, added, “The agreement signed today reflects our efforts over the last few years to develop materials processes and facilities with the support of both national and European institutions. We are very proud to have been chosen as a partner by Thales Alenia Space, and to work as a team to enhance the competitiveness of satellite solutions. It also allows to foster involvement of Poland on key ESA programs in the domain of spacecraft structures”.
About Thales Alenia Space
Combining 40 years of experience and a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, Thales Alenia Space architects design and deliver high technology solutions for telecommunications, navigation, Earth observation, environmental management, exploration, science and orbital infrastructures. Governments, institutions and companies rely on Thales Alenia Space to design, operate and deliver satellite-based systems that help them position and connect anyone or anything, everywhere, help observe our planet, help optimize the use of our planet's – and our solar system’s – resources. Thales Alenia Space believes in space as humankind’s new horizon, which will enable to build a better, more sustainable life on Earth. A joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), Thales Alenia Space also teams up with Telespazio to form the parent companies’ Space Alliance, which offers a complete range of services and solutions. Thales Alenia Space posted consolidated revenues of about 2.6 billion euros in 2017 and has 7,980 employees in nine countries.

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