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EMS subcontractor

Collaboration continues between ACTIA and AIRBUS

It is a fresh sign of confidence for ACTIA to have been chosen by AIRBUS as an EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Services) subcontractor over the coming years.

A partnership spanning more than two decades

The renewal of this contract seals a partnership of over twenty years between ACTIA and the aircraft manufacturer and raises the group to the rank of trusted partner for the industrialisation, manufacturing and testing of the flight computers and alarms, which are used across the Airbus and ATR fleets.

ACTIA delivered the first electronic subassemblies to Airbus starting in 1998.

Investments with proven value

ACTIA is proud of this success which is fully tied to the involvement of the teams specialising in aviation electronics, of course, as well as to the many investments made over the past few years to modernise and scale the Colomiers plant, near Toulouse, in accordance with AIRBUS’s requirements.

As a result, the ACTIA industrial site in Colomiers has benefited from considerable investments for the installation of new EMS lines, for both medium and mass production runs. These have enabled the plant to offer a truly modular production capacity – small, medium, and mass production runs – in a highly-certified industrial environment.

A highly certified industrial environment

The various certifications obtained in the field of aviation – NADCAP, EN9100, PART145 – further attest to ACTIA’s commitment on aviation markets, and more specifically its commitment to Airbus. While this activity was greatly affected by the pandemic, this contract helps to limit this impact and consolidates the prospects that come with the economic recovery.

ACTIA group is the leading European EMS manufacturer, obtaining NadCap certification in 2008. Our technologies are based on standards relating to on-board systems in civil and military aviation as well as the automotive sector. This requires robust processes, highly qualified staff, process and test experts, and more.


However, in addition to standards, Quality is at the centre of the group’s business strategy.

This new AIRBUS contract represents a real sign of confidence in ACTIA. It is the result of sound and constructive collaboration between the ACTIA and AIRBUS teams. As a partner, our role consists not just in accompanying our customer during ramp-up phases, as we have experienced on a regular basis in recent years, but also during difficult times just like the aeronautics sector which has been greatly affected by the public health crisis, compelling our customer to make important decisions regarding the EMS dimension. In this context, it is of utmost importance to maintain the highest level of industrial excellence and competitivity so as to prepare for the future confidently.”
Explains Alexandre LACHAISE, Director of the ACTIA Aerospace & Defense Business Unit

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