Strand Aerospace plans to train 100 engineers by 2013

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Naguib Mohd Nor (left) shaking hands with Andy Kalambi after the signing. Witnessing the occasion are French Ambassador Marc Barety (second from left), Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam and Feiran MD Shabudin Md Saman (right).

PUTRAJAYA: Strand Aerospace (M) Sdn Bhd, which provides analysis and design for aircraft primary structures, aims to train over a hundred design-and-analysis engineers by 2013.

This would be achieved together with Feiran Technology Sdn Bhd, a product lifecycle management (PLM) focused solutions company and French-based 3D and PLM solutions company, Dassault Systemes.

Chief operating officer Naguib Mohd Nor said both Feiran Technology and Dassault Systemes would provide the processes and tools needed by the group to prepare its engineers for delivery of high standards to its global clientele.

“In order to successfully deliver high-end engineering, you need engineers not only with the right technical skills but also the ability to communicate and lead effectively.

“The collaboration will help us to achieve those results,” he told reporters at the signing of the MoU yesterday by the three parties.

The partnership also outlines the development of marketable research and development capabilities and products, obtaining of large engineering contracts as well as setting up of global marketing campaigns and strategic alliances.

“The signing of this MoU is a clear commitment from Dassault Systemes on participating in Malaysia’s drive towards transformation,” Dassault Systemes South Asia president Andy Kalambi said, adding that the group was excited at being able to help build leading edge capabilities in Malaysia.

The signing follows the economic transformation programme, announced earlier by the Prime Minister, addressing initiatives to establish joint-venture partnerships and strategic alliances with global clients to achieve large-scale growth.

Earlier reports said Strand Aerospace would spend RM10mil on training and information technology upgrade to beef up the skills and capabilities of its engineering team, particularly in aerospace design and analysis.

The global market for aerospace and automotive engineering services is projected to double over the next decade, surpassing RM960bil by 2020

Source: The Star Malaysia

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