Ray Service signed memorandum with Bell company on NATO Days 2019 event
Czech company Ray Service, a leading manufacturer of wiring harnesses and electromechanical assemblies, has signed important agreement at NATO Days event. Thanks to it, it would be possible in the Czech Republic to produce components for UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper helicopters manufactured by Bell. The Helicopters have been chosen by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic for the modernization program of helicopter fleet of the Czech Army. By signing the memorandum, Ray Service will acquire new capabilities while engaging in the global supply chain of Bell, one of the major US aerospace manufacturers.
The company from the town of Staré Město u Uherské Hradiště has evolved into a major supplier not only of wiring harnesses for ground and aerospace technology, but as a supplier of comprehensive solutions as well. It was these abilities and the interest of the US side to cooperate with top Czech companies in the project of modernization of the Czech Army´s helicopter fleet that led to the American company Bell choosing Ray Service. The contract was signed by partners as part of the program of this year's NATO Days event.
Picture: Cooperation with Bell will extend business opportunities of Ray Service company, as the memorandum does not apply only to the components production and supply of new helicopters for the Czech Army.
Cooperation with Bell will extend business opportunities of Ray Service company, as the memorandum does not apply only to the components production and supply of new helicopters for the Czech Army. Ray Service has the potential to supply components for other Bell´s defense and civilian projects around the world. “Cooperate with Bell is a great opportunity for us, as it is one of the leading aerospace manufacturers with long time tradition of decades. In addition, the aviation sector belongs to the industry with the highest added value and highest demands. The memorandum with Bell is therefore an honor but also a commitment to the future and of course an important reference,” said Jakub Gabriel, Ray Service Director after signing the contract.
The Memorandum with Bell is another important event for Ray Service in the field of defense and military technology production. At the recent DSEI trade in London, representatives of the company from the town of Uherské Hradiště also signed a cooperation agreement with the Israeli company Beth-El. The agreement means a transfer of technology and production of filter-ventilation systems (EPCS) for military vehicles to the Czech Republic. Ray Service will acquire new capabilities and expand its product portfolio. At the same time, this will generally increase the potential ability of the Czech industry to participate in the production and supply of new armored tracked vehicles, which are currently being demanded by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic for the Czech Army. Even in the case of the contract with Beth-El, however, cooperation is not limited to the project of armored vehicles for the Czech army.