ITS wins Airbus contractPublished 12:57am Saturday, August 23, 2014
Earlier this week, Wetumpka’s Information Transport Solutions Inc. won the networking contract for the Airbus A320 aircraft final assembly line currently under construction in Mobile. The company will provide network components for Airbus’ local area network – both wireless and fixed port – video teleconferincing and telephony. The Mobile operation is Airbus’ first United States manufacturing facility.
“We look forward to helping Airbus internally connect its new manufacturing facility in Mobile and also provide a link to other Airbus facilities around the globe,” said Steve Meany, ITS CEO. “Our team at ITS has proven with this contract that an Alabama-based business can compete internationally and help a major global company fulfill its network infrastructure needs.”
The project will be coordinated at ITS’ satellite office in Mobile,which opened in August 2011 on Airway Park Drive. Backup redundancy will be provided at its Wetumpka office.
ITS, a provider of Cisco Systems equipment will procure the Cisco items for Airbus and also asset tag, warehouse, configure, burn in and implement those devices through 2015 when construction of the facility is completed.
“Winning this contract with a prestigious company like Airbus is intense, but it shows that ITS can compete on a global stage,” said Quincy Minor, ITS president. “We displayed our ability to meet security protocol, ISO-9001 quality standard and technical expertise – all at the best price.”
The $600 million Airbus facility is expected to become operational in 2015 and employ about 1,000 people when at full production in 2018.
ITS was launched by owner Tomi Selby in 1993 as a part-time venture. She incorporated the company five years later. It has been recognized multiple times as one of the nation’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies.