DALLAS—Michelin and Boeing Co.'s Aviall logistics subsidiary have agreed to create a ”global strategic collaboration” that will align Michelin's aircraft tire business with Aviall's global distribution network.
Dallas-based Aviall is the world's largest provider of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services, according to Michelin, distributing products for more than 240 manufacturers from 40 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
The initiative will result in improved logistics and supply chain models that will improve service to field base operators, maintenance, repair and overhaul operations and fleet operators around the globe, the companies said.
Michelin Aircraft Tire President Frank Moreau said this initiative “will allow us to improve our efficiencies in getting our tires to the market and growing our business."
Aviall President and CEO Eric Strafel said the collaboration “will aid our efforts of expanding our market reach through key alliances. We are very pleased to continue and grow our long-standing relationship with Michelin to better serve our customers."
Neither Michelin nor Aviall quantified the expected financial advantages of the deal.
Aviall offers a complete set of supply-chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management and reverse logistics to OEMs and customers.
Aviall supports both commercial and defense business units within Boeing. Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries.