MTS business partner opens testing innovation centre in Brazil to support aerospace industry growth
Published: 28 March 2018 - Victoria White
MTS Sistemas do Brasil, business partner of MTS, has opened a new Innovation Centre in São Jose dos Campos to better support the Aerospace and Defence industries.
São Jose dos Campos is the Brazilian Aerospace and Defense hub located about 150km from São Paulo. The new MTS Brazil Innovation Centre is positioned in the Parque Tecnológico alongside facilities for several aerospace suppliers, universities, and industry leaders such as Embraer, Airbus and Boeing.
The Innovation Centre features a demonstration laboratory, customer training centre, transducer calibration room and an MTS Temposonics authorised repair centre. Customers can visit the Innovation Centre to see key test systems and components in use, including: MTS SilentFlo 515 Hydraulic Power Unit; MTS Landmark, Criterion and Exceed Test Systems; and the MTS AVX Video Extensometer. In the near future, the Innovation Centre will be used to conduct specialised workshops on composites and plastics testing.
"This new Innovation Centre is an example of our commitment to provide more local support to our Brazilian customers," says Dr. Jeffrey Graves, MTS president and CEO. "Together with our business partner, we are able to offer higher value services such as live product demonstrations, local calibration and repair options, and training classes in Portuguese. In addition, location within the Brazilian Aerospace and Defence hub provides MTS and our customers the unique opportunity to quickly interface with aerospace technology leaders in both private and public sectors to help accelerate industry growth."