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Jenoptik once again receives Performance Excellence Award from Boeing

As supplier with above-average performance, ESW GmbH, a company of the Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division, receives the “Boeing Performance Excellence Award” for the fifth time and thus pays tribute to the Jenoptik mission statement of “Sharing Excellence”.

Heated fittings as standardized connections of the drinking water system in the airplane

The Jenoptik company in Wedel near Hamburg, Germany, upheld a “silver” total performance rating every month at its customer Boeing over a period of twelve months, from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

The aircraft manufacturer has more than 13,750 suppliers worldwide and is awarding 530 of those with the “2015 Boeing Performance Excellence Award” in the categories “Gold” or “Silver”. The Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division is one of 423 suppliers receiving the prize in the “Silver” category.

“We are proud and excited about the renewed distinction regarding our product quality and delivery reliability. This award can only be gained as a team and is evidence for the smooth cooperation of various departments within our division. It is an incentive to also earn gold,” says Stefan Stenzel, head of the Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division.

So far, Jenoptik has supplied up to a total of 6,000 heated fittings for the Boeing 737. These are standardized connections of the drinking water system in the airplane. They ensure that the water does not freeze during the flight. The Jenoptik company from Wedel looks back on more than forty years of experience in the development of electronically controlled products for de-icing and heating for leading aircraft manufacturers like Boeing.

A product image can be downloaded from the Jenoptik image database in the section Defense & Civil Systems / Press Photos.

Picture: Heated fittings are used as standardized connections of the drinking water system in the airplane to ensure that the water does not freeze during the flight.

About Jenoptik and its Defense & Civil Systems division

As an integrated photonics company, Jenoptik is active in the five divisions of Optical Systems, Healthcare & Industry, Automotive, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.

The Defense & Civil Systems division develops, produces and distributes mechatronic and sensor systems for civil and military applications. The portfolio ranges from individual assemblies, which customers integrate into their systems, through to complete systems and end products. The division’s areas of competence are energy systems, optical sensor systems, stabilization systems, aviation systems as well as radomes & composites. Top-quality customer service ensures that the Jenoptik products and customer systems are supported over their useful lives, which generally extend over many years.

The mechatronic products include diesel-electric gensets, electrical machines such as alternators, electric motors or converters, power electronics, heating systems and control units as well as lift systems and rescue hoists. They are used in drive, stabilization and energy systems for military and civil vehicles, rail and aircraft equipment. The sensor systems include infrared camera systems and laser rangefinders which are primarily used in automation technology, as well as security technology and military reconnaissance.


Point of Contact Petra Klaehn - Manager Communications and Marketing Defense and Civil Systems division

Petra Klähn

Communications and Marketing

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