Marking a major expansion of Jabil’s Indonesian footprint, the Bandung facility will offer high-mix, low-volume, simple to medium complexity solutions for the aerospace industry
Bandung, Indonesia – August 10, 2017 – Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) announced today its entry into the aerospace precision machining market with the opening of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bandung, Indonesia. The facility, which offers affordable, high-mix, low-volume, simple to medium complexity solutions for the aerospace industry, also marks Jabil’s footprint expansion into Indonesia.
Located in the Bandung Teknopolis, the 90,000 square foot facility is an outgrowth of Jabil’s capabilities in machining, material science and precision engineering. The facility houses advanced precision machining technologies as well as special processes and finishing. Parts manufactured at Jabil Bandung include metal components for aircraft systems such as valve components, fittings, fasteners, plates, brackets, small housings and forks.
Bill Frake, vice president of global business units at Jabil said, “The Bandung facility is a key milestone for Jabil and is central to our aerospace and defense growth strategy. Jabil Bandung will augment our existing electronics and mechanical aerospace solutions, and enable us to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers. It also demonstrates Jabil’s continuous drive towards delivering unique competitive value to our customers, as well as our commitment to invest and develop in Bandung.”
Jabil Bandung currently employs about 100 employees and aims to create between 300-500 jobs in the local area over the next five to ten years. Jabil is also committed to investing in the workforce and plans to develop the local talent pool for future leadership roles with training and development opportunities.
Jabil Bandung was also designed and constructed with a focus on sustainability. The facility is in the process of setting up a process waste water system which aims to recycle 100 percent of its waste water. Other sustainable elements at the facility include optimized energy performance, water efficient landscaping, as well as initiatives to reduce water consumption and to encourage employees to choose sustainable transportation options.
About Jabil Defense & Aerospace
Jabil provides defense and aerospace design, manufacturing, integration, test and supply chain management services for high-mix, low-to-medium-volume products. It offers affordable electronic and mechanical solutions, and expert new product introduction and rapid-prototyping capabilities that offer faster time-to-market. In the highly regulated industries of defense and aerospace, Jabil also provides the level of quality and security that is essential, in conjunction with advanced intellectual property (IP) protection systems and market-leading, anti-counterfeit protection.
Jabil is a product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services to global electronics and technology companies. Offering complete product supply chain management from facilities in 28 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive, focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, "JBL". For further info, visit: jabil.com
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