Avcorp, UBC agree to pursue partnership

Avcorp Industries (TSX: AVP) and the University of British Columbia have signed an MoU, agreeing to explore the establishment of a learning factory for advanced composites at UBC´s Okanagan campus, the companies said.

The learning factory will integrate industrial production with learning and research. Through the development of a composites research and production facility at the UBC Okanagan innovation precinct, as well as an integrated digital simulation facility at UBC´s Vancouver campus, the learning factory will provide Avcorp Industries enhanced ability to evaluate and improve manufacturing efficiency.

Avcorp Industries is a leading supplier of integrated composite and metallic aerostructures and is based in Delta, BC. The Avcorp Group designs and builds airframe structures for aircraft companies, including BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, Fuji Heavy Industries and Lockheed Martin.