Alcoa Fastening Systems Receives Prestigious Airbus Award

March 20, 2012

TORRANCE, Calif.–Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS) received a Bronze Award from Airbus for
outstanding performance in its Supplier Quality Improvement Program.
Based on selections of Airbus’ top tier suppliers, the award recognizes
supplier improvement, quality, on-time delivery and sustainability
performance. AFS provides Airbus with fasteners for all of their major
programs including the A320, A330, A340, A350, A380 and A400M.

“We are honored to receive this award from Airbus,” said Craig Brown,
Vice President Global Aerospace Customers and Marketing for AFS. “This
recognition shows that our customers appreciate the dedication of our
manufacturing operations, as well as that of our quality, engineering,
logistics and sales organizations. We strive to be the leader in
providing superior operational, technical and quality support to the

Alcoa Fastening Systems, a business unit of Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is a leading
worldwide designer and manufacturer of fastening systems including
specialty fasteners, fluid fittings, assembly components, and
installation systems for aerospace and industrial applications.
Headquartered in Torrance, California, the company has over 6,200
employees at 31 manufacturing and distribution/logistics locations in 11

For more information about Alcoa Fastening Systems, visit

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated
aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of
alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry,
Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace,
automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels,
fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral
part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and
engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for 10 consecutive years and approximately 75
percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at