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A French producer, specialized in boat propellers and propulsion systems, is looking for foundry to manufacture its propellers

Country of origin:
Country: 
FRANCE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRFR20190619001
Published
19/06/2019
Last update
05/07/2019
Expiration date
05/07/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Metals and Alloys
Speciality metals (including processes for working with metals)
Manufacture of metal structures and parts of structures
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Summary

Summary: 
The French company produces high performance propulsion systems for high speed boats of up to 40 m at waterline, according to the client's specifications and needs The company is looking for a manufacting agreement with a foundry partner able to cast high quality alloys : propulsion systems, propellers, shaft lines and accessories. The requested annual production is approx. 50 tons.

Description

Description: 

The French company produces propulsion systems devised for easier use and agile handling of high speed yachts (of up to 40 m at waterline), according to the client's specifications and needs.
The company also designs and manufacture propellers, shaft lines and accessories for boats of up to 40 m at waterline, has experience in repair and modification of propellers. The company is ISO 9001 certified (2015).

The French company is combining 40 years of experience with modern technology and engineering expertise to design and manufacture propellers (2 to 6 blades) and sterngear systems for sailing and patrol boats.

The french company is looking for a high quality foundry for its products, not too far from the south of France, able to cast specific alloys mentioned below.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The team of engineers of the company is using computational fluid dynamics software, 3D printing of patterns model, and 5 axis numerical control (CNC) machinery in order to control every aspect of class-S propellers manufacture processes. The aim is to insure optimisation of performance, quietness, minimum vibration, cavitation control and environment. The French company sells high quality "NibrAl" nickel, bronze, aluminum alloys propellers and propulsion systems.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The potential foundry partner should have an integrated mechanical workshop capable of casting in high quality alloys CuAl9NiSFe4, up to 4 tons and boring capacity up to 3m in diameter, up to 700mm long. The annual production would be of 50 tons.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The french company is looking to find a foundry partner for its surface drive systems with an integrated mechanical workshop capable of casting in high quality alloys CuAl9NiSFe4, up to 4 tons and boring capacity up to 3m in diameter, up to 700mm long for propulsion systems, propellers (2 to 6 blades), shaft lines and accessories. Requested annual production : 50 tons The partner is expected to be certified ISO 9001

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia