Alcoa announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately held Tital. Alcoa closed the transaction after receiving all of the required global regulatory approvals. Tital is a leading manufacturer of titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes. This acquisition strengthens Alcoa’s ability to capture growing demand for advanced aircraft engine components, in particular, those made of titanium.
Tital establishes titanium casting capabilities in Europe for Alcoa, and expands the Company’s aluminum casting capacity. Additionally, Tital’s strong connections to European engine and aircraft manufacturers such as Airbus, Snecma, and Rolls-Royce, will enhance Alcoa’s customer relationships in the region and beyond.
“We are combining two leading, innovation-driven businesses to continue increasing Alcoa’s highly differentiated content on the world’s best-selling airplanes and jet engines,” said Olivier Jarrault, Executive Vice President and Alcoa Group President, Engineered Products and Solutions. “This transaction supports our strategy of creating a more profitable future by growing our value-add businesses. Through these efforts, Alcoa will continue delivering greater sustainable value for our customers, employees and shareholders.”
With Tital, Alcoa is well positioned to capitalize on strong demand growth in the commercial aerospace sector. Alcoasees a current 8-year production order book at 2014 delivery rates. Almost 70 % of Tital’s revenues are expected to come from commercial aerospace sales in 2019. Further, its titanium revenues are expected to increase by 70 % over the next five years as manufacturers of next-generation jet engines look to titanium solutions for engine structural components. In 2014, Tital generated revenues of approximately € 77 million (approximately US $100 million), more than half of which came from titanium products.
Alcoa is implementing a robust integration plan to support Tital’s growth and to further improve productivity, primarily driven by procurement, internal metal supply, manufacturing optimization and leveraging Alcoa’s global shared services. Tital’s business is being integrated into Alcoa’s Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS) segment.
Source: Alcoa Inc.