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Bercella and Beamit announce technological and commercial partnership

Bercella and Beamit announce a strategic partnership to ramp-up business and research within the high-end segments of the aviation, space and defence industries, where they provide turnkey solutions to top OEMs and Tier 1s.

Bercella specializes in advanced Composite Materials, whereas Beamit is the exact counterpart in the additive manufacturing industry. Both provide vertically integrated solutions, ranging from materials development and component qualification, to serial manufacturing.

Together, they are exploring the potential synergies between these two technologies, and the disruptive structural optimization, with a particular focus on innovative joining methods between AM and CFRP parts.

The main activities will be on R&D projects for which the companies will equally contribute, with a primary focus on space, aviation, and defence applications, together with a shared business development action.

Michele Antolotti and Massimo Bercella

Massimo Bercella, CEO of Bercella, said:

“We are eager to team-up with Beamit and unlock new potentials for structural optimization. As Italian companies in a territory of excellences, we embrace every challenge determined to succeed. We always find a way, no matter the hassles. And in such a complex time, our common deep roots in the heart of Emilia Romagna will push us to step up driven by a sense of curiosity towards innovation.”

Michele Antolotti, Beamit General Manager, said:

“In Bercella we found a high-professional partner capable to provide leading expertise in composites design and manufacturing for aerospace applications. Despite the world economic consequences of the actual pandemic situation, joining forces it’s a strategic way to react and to support high-end companies into their ramp-up of new product development.”

This cooperation allows OEM’s and tier one’s to get access to an innovative solutions portfolio by joining AM and CFRP technologies. These vertical integration strategies unlock the possibility to optimize lead-time and cost, further, to leverage the maturity level of this unique value chain combination. 

Companies: BEAMIT, Bercella

Industries: Aerospace, Defence & Military

Technologies: Other Processing Method

Terms: Business, News Worldwide

This article has been edited by Basalt.Today
This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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