Exova de Mexico: working with Boeing
Fernando Ramos, General Manager of Exova de Mexico, commented that Noranco was eager to begin testing Boeing parts in Monterrey to avoid the costs incurred from sending them to Chihuahua. Exova had to work with Noranco and Boeing for the certification because it is fairly independent from its U.S. counterparts. Boeing audited its processes and personnel and approved its facilities for mechanical and nondestructive testing (NDT) in December 2015. This approval helped Exova gain another contract with Noranco for Boeing and opened doors to more clients such as Senior Aerospace, based in Saltillo, Coahuila. Exova can offer both as well as metallurgic testing, which makes testing much simpler for its clients. It also has the advantage of counting with a network of laboratories in the U.S., Canada and Europe, making chemical and composite tests available to clients even if it does not have the facilities in Mexico.