Vaupell (Group Company of Sumitomo Bakelite Co. Ltd.) is pleased to announce that they will expand upon their very successful partnership with Airbus. The newly awarded contract places Vaupell in trust to manufacture the full main deck cargo lining for the new A350F aircraft.

A350F in Airbus

Arnaud Van de Velde, Business Director of Vaupell Europe, commented, “We are extremely proud & honored to be part of this exciting journey and contribute to a successful launch of the A350F, the new Airbus Freighter aircraft. This award further strengthens the strong partnership and collaboration in place between our companies and allows us to expand our product offering from the cabin to the cargo world.”

Airbus and Vaupell started their partnership in 2019 with the award of the Single Aisle Airspace Cove Light Panel contract. After a successful ramp-up and demonstrated rate readiness both companies believe it’s the right time to start the development of a new major Work Package. The scope covers the complete Lining for the Main Deck Cargo Compartment, taking advantage of Vaupell and Sumitomo Bakelite’s full product offering from thermoplastic injection molding to composite laminates and assembly capabilities. Mark Goss, CEO of Vaupell, stated, “Our company is excited about this expanded partnership. We have put in place strategic plans throughout several of our global facilities by adding new technology, production, and assembly lines. We’re expanding our global footprint throughout Europe and Malaysia as well as collaborating with our mother company Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. to manufacture all cargo liners to the highest standard.”

About Vaupell: Vaupell is an integrated aerospace supplier with a global footprint, combining material science and molding technology with engineering solutions from resin to aircraft interior subassemblies for commercial aerospace applications. A-350F cakeThe company strives for delivering more sustainable products within the aerospace industry without ever compromising on safety, comfort, and aesthetics. Sustainability is a big part of the Vaupell culture. As a full product lifecycle partner, Vaupell continuously looks for ways of reducing aircraft weight and improving OEMs carbon footprint. Known as a one-stop partner & full life cycle solution provider, Vaupell’s capabilities include Material Science & Engineering, Design & Development, In-house Tooling, Injection Molding, Advanced Composites, Precision Machining, Surface Finishing, Automated Painting & Assembly, Kitting & Sustainable Packaging, and Global Sites & Local Support with just-in-time delivery. EN/AS 9100 Compliant. Vaupell is part of a group of companies owned by Sumitomo Bakelite. Sumitomo Bakelite is a Japanese multinational corporation that employs 6,750 people worldwide and is a pioneer and global leader within the plastic materials industry. Learn more about Vaupell: