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IBC Advanced Alloys Signs Exclusive Supply Agreement
Beralcast® Alloys Contributes to Manufacturing Excellence
Vancouver, BC – June 2, , 2011 – IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (TSX-V: IB) (“IBC” or the “Company”) has signed an exclusive supply contract to provide investment-cast engineered components to a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-technology assembly equipment. The customer is a highly regarded industry pioneer that has provided customers with market leading solutions and process technology expertise for decades.
In recognition of the customer’s high quality requirements and IBC’s leading edge technologies and customer commitment, the parties have agreed to an exclusive
supply agreement to ensure supply and revenue certainty for between one and three years. Under the terms of the agreement IBC’s Engineered Materials division (formerly Beralcast Corp.) will provide its customer with advanced investment castings manufactured using the Company’s high performance Beralcast® family of alloys.
“This is a very significant business development for IBC and we are pleased to be recognized as an essential and high-quality member of our customer’s supply
chain,” said Anthony Dutton, President and CEO of IBC. “This exclusive supply agreement validates IBC’s technology and business model and demonstrates our
commitment to providing advanced alloys and materials solutions to our global customers. We are looking forward,” continued Dutton, “to working closely with our
customer and to supporting their international reputation for manufacturing excellence.”
IBC has enjoyed preferred supplier status with this customer since it acquired the Massachusetts based Engineered Materials division in March of 2010 and has a
strong track record of high quality and on time deliveries. While no minimum ordering requirements are stipulated under this new exclusive supply agreement,
IBC management is confident that if existing and historical ordering levels are maintained, the agreement has the potential to generate a minimum of $4 million
in annual revenues for its Engineered Materials division.
Beralcast® is a critical material used to manufacture specific components of semiconductor assembly equipment, and other high tech industrial applications, due to its
ultra-light weight combined with high stiffness, its low coefficient of thermal expansion and excellent vibration dampening characteristics. This combination
of material properties contributes to greater production efficiencies and is a crucial material required to maintain high quality standards.
The Beralcast® family of alloys are ideally suited to commercial and military aerospace applications requiring complex, lightweight or high-stiffness parts. The primary Beralcast® alloy is more than three times stiffer than aluminum with 22% less weight and can be precision-cast to simple and complex configurations making it an ideal engineered and cost effective solution for a wide range of complex aerospace and commercial applications.
About IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
IBC is an integrated manufacturer and distributor of rare metals (beryllium) based alloys and related products serving a variety of industries including nuclear energy, automotive, telecommunications and a range of industrial applications. IBC has 80 employees and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada with production facilities in Indiana, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Missouri. Additionally, IBC owns prospective beryllium properties in the Western US covering approximately 9,500 hectares. IBC is creating a dynamic global beryllium and advanced alloys company. IBC’s common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “IB”.
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