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CSIRO among 2023 Boeing Supplier of the Year winners

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The CSIRO has been named a Supplier of the Year by the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, for the fifth time since 2010.

CSIRO had previously won at the 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2010 iterations of the supplier recognition program. This year it was one of 12 award winners — which were mainly from the United states — and took out the Pathfinder Award. (A full list of winners is reproduced below.)

The award recognises “use of new technologies or processes to create substantial new value within the Boeing supply chain”. According to a CSIRO profile on Boeing’s website the contribution recognised included “Research, innovation and commercialization of a range of technologies and services.”

The nation’s science agency and Boeing have a relationship going back 34 years.

 “We are absolutely delighted to receive Boeing’s Supplier of the Year award,” Kirsten Rose, acting CSIRO chief executive said in a statement on Thursday (Australian time.)  

“Congratulations to all of our amazing scientists and engineers who continue to raise the bar and have global impact.”

The award follows the joint release by the two organisations of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Roadmap.

According to Boeing, it has more than 11,000 active suppliers worldwide and spends more than $US 34 billion sourcing over a billion parts per year.

“The Supplier of the Year winners were proactive, transparent and reliable in a challenging environment,” said William Ampofo, vice president of Parts & Distribution Services and Supply Chain for Boeing Global Services, in a statement.

Picture: Team CSIRO (supplied)

A list of Boeing’s 2023 Supplier of the Year winners is reproduced below

  • Outstanding Performance:
    • Commercial Airplanes – Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing, Inc. of Dickinson, N.D.
    • Defense, Space & Security – Dynamatic Technologies Limited of Bangalore, India
    • Global Services – C.E. Machine Company, Inc., of Wichita, Kan.
    • Indirect Supply Chain – Microsoft of Redmond, Wash.
  • Alliance Award: Toray Composite Materials America, Inc., of Tacoma, Wash.
  • Collaboration Award: Janicki of Sedro-Woolley, Wash.
  • Pathfinder Award: CSIRO of Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • Safety & Quality Award: KF Aerospace of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  • Supplier Diversity Award: Indigenous Defence & Infrastructure Consortium Pty Ltd of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Supply Chain Visibility Award: ValStream of Dallas, Texas
  • Support & Services Award: Harper Engineering Co. of Renton, Wash.
  • Sustainability Award: EPIC Fuels of Irving, Texas

Further reading

CSIRO, Boeing map the way to sustainable aviation fuel

CSIRO-Boeing announce new $41 million, five-year R&D program

CSIRO and Boeing deepen partnership


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