Aerospace Forged Components Market Entry
The Client’s Challenges
The client, a producer of forged aerospace components, wished to develop manufacturing capability in China to meet the needs of China’s emerging aerospace market.
Identify and qualify potential partners for China production
Identify prospective raw materials suppliers in China
Deliverables (12 months)
Phase I : Orientation to conducting business in China for client’s management team
Phase II: Research and evaluation of China’s forge companies producing “O” rings for developing strategic partnership and/or joint venture
Phase III: Evaluate potential raw material suppliers
Identified 21 forge companies as potential partners and 8 raw material suppliers;
Facilitated client meetings with select candidates
Submitted three phase reports as well as all the interview notes and contacts’ information
None of the Chinese forge companies could qualify for the stringent specifications for jet engine “O” rings as required by international OEM engine producers.