- Tecnobit is the only international company to obtain this recognition among the 8,950 suppliers linked toLockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS)
- In 2009, Lockheed Martin awarded Tecnobit with the Star Supplier Award. This new recogniton, reinforces the long partnership between the two companies
Valdepeñas, 17th October, 2018.- Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) has awarded Tecnobit – Grupo Oesía with the Elite Supplier Award, as a recognition for the exemplary performance in 2017-2018.
The award has been given at a ceremony held in Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real) this morning in the presence of several executives of Lockheed Martin Corporation: Robert Garner, Senior Manger, International Trade Development & Offsets, Pieternella de Jong van Franken, Spain & Portugal Country Director and Melissa Stalica, Subcontract Program Manager, as well as the Executive president of Tecnobit – Grupo Oesía, Luis Furnells, and local authorities as the Mayor of Valdepeñas, Jesús Martín.
During this initial evaluation period spanning 2017 and 2018, Tecnobit demonstrated best-in-class quality and delivery performance, in addition to having an outstanding customer focused approach when meeting RMS requirements.
In 2018, Lockheed Martin RMS recognized only 26 out of 8,950 suppliers contributing to its products and services. Tecnobit is the only awarded supplier that is not a USA company.
This new recognition reinforces the long partnership between the two companies. Tecnobit has supplied mechanical aerostructures, cables, manufacturing and integration for more than 14 years for the MH-60R program.
This is the second time the company received a Lockheed Martin recognition. In 2009, Tecnobit obtained the Lockheed Martin Star Supplier Award. Since then, the company has been focused on maintaining the same quality and on-time deliverv metrics.
“Our suppliers are an invaluable part of our team, enabling us to produce the most advanced technologies for our customers and allies,” said Phil Goslin, vice president of supply chain at Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems. Through our Elite Suppliers program, we recognize their proven commitment to quality and accountability, as well as their customer-focused approach when providing innovative solutions.”
“Tecnobit has demonstrated to be a reliable supplier for Lockheed Martin along 14 years and we expect a deeper business relationship between the two companies in the future”, said Luis Furnells, executive president of Grupo Oesía – Tecnobit.
Recognition for the contributions to National defense
The Elite Suppliers Program recognizes businesses for their contributions to USA national defense.
Tecnobit began its business relationship with Lockheed Martin in 2003, with the SH-60B Block 0 to Block I helicopter upgrade for the Spanish Navy (Rota Navy Station). In 2004, Tecnobit started collaborating with Lockheed Martin RMS on the MH-60R naval helicopter program. Tecnobit has collaborated with Lockheed Martin during the last 14 years on the different MH-60R program contracts manufacturing aerostructures and cables.
During all this time Tecnobit has increased the number of processes performed by the company and specifically during this last year the company has adapted to the new customer requirements.