Barco’s Defense, Aerospace & Training division set to join Esterline

Dear Customers and Business Partners,

On January 31st 2015, Barco and Esterline announced the closure of the divestiture and acquisition of Barco’s Defense & Aerospace division, encompassing the activities in the Defense, Aerospace and Training markets. While we understand that this is an important change, we firmly believe that it is in the best interests of everyone involved.

Moving D&A content to Esterline’s website

While we are working to transfer the product and market webpages from Barco’s website to www.esterline.com, we will keep the content on our website during the transition. However, please understand that the involved products and services previously offered by Barco are now traded by Esterline, even when they still appear on www.barco.com.

  • D&A’s Avionics products and the integrated visual systems for the Training markets are now part of Esterline Avionics Systems (Montréal):  the Avionics products will be integrated into the company’s CMC product line; and the integrated visual systems for the Training markets will take on a new soon-to-be-announced product brand. 
  • D&A’s Defense and Air Traffic Control products are nowpart of Esterline Control & Communication Systems (Everett, Washington):  these products will be marketed under another new soon-to-be-announced brand name.

Support during the transition

We expect the business – including deliveries – to continue without interruption. Needless to say, we are committed to guiding you, our valued customers and business partners, through this transition period as smoothly as possible. Your account manager or business partner remains at your disposal and will  contact you to provide more details and address any questions or concerns you may have. And I am always at your disposal as well.

As a team, the Defense & Aerospace Division looks forward to serving you even better than ever under Esterline. In the meantime, please take a moment to read the FAQ below – and don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any additional questions.

Sincerely yours,

Dave Scott

General Manager of the Defense & Aerospace Division

dave.scott@barco.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the main activities of the Defense & Aerospace Division?

The former Barco Defense & Aerospace Division encompassed activities in Defense, Avionics and Air Traffic Control, and Training and Simulation. It has offices in North America (Duluth, GA and Xenia, OH), Asia (Singapore), and Europe (Kortrijk & Kuurne, Belgium; Toulouse, France; and Tel Aviv, Israel).

Why did Barco sell the D&A Division to Esterline?

The decision is part of Barco’s long-term strategy to strengthen its core activities and streamline its business portfolio. Furthermore, under the care of Esterline, the Defense, Aerospace & Training activities will enjoy a broader presence on its worldwide markets as well as greater opportunities to serve and expand its customer base.

Why did Esterline acquire the D&A Division?

Acquiring the Defense products, Aerospace products and integrated visual systems for the Training markets adds significant market strength and key capabilities in an important business area for Esterline.  The reputation and skills of this team of people fit perfectly within Esterline’s culture and technologies, creating a valuable addition that will help strengthen and grow Esterline’s core business.

List of affected and new legal entities
  Current Barco entity New Esterline entity
Belgium - HQ + Defense, ATC, Avionics
Name Barco NV Esterline Belgium BVBA
Address Pres. Kennedypark 35 B-8500 Kortrijk Belgium Pres. Kennedypark 35A B-8500 Kortrijk Belgium
Belgium - Simulation
Name Barco NV Esterline Belgium BVBA
Address Noordlaan 5 B-8520 Kuurne Belgium Noordlaan 5 B-8520 Kuurne Belgium
United States - HQ + Defense, ATC, Avionics
Name Barco Inc Esterline Georgia US LLC
Address 3059 Premiere Parkway Suite 400 Duluth, Georgia 30097 United States 3059 Premiere Parkway Duluth, Georgia 30097 United States
United States - Simulation
Name Barco Inc Esterline Georgia US LLC
Address 600 Bellbrook Avenue Xenia, Ohio 45385-4053 United States 600 Bellbrook Avenue Xenia, Ohio 45385-4053 United States
United States - Defense, Avionics
Name Barco Federal Systems LLC Esterline Federal LLC
Address 3059 Premiere Parkway Suite 100 Duluth, Georgia 30097 United States 3059 Premiere Parkway Suite 100 Duluth, Georgia 30097 United States
France
Name Barco Texen SAS Esterline Avionics & Controls France SAS
Address 7, Rue Roger Camboulives Parc Technologique de Basso-Cambo BP 53726 F-31037 Toulouse Cédex 1 France 7, Rue Roger Camboulives Parc Technologique de Basso-Cambo BP 53726 F-31037 Toulouse Cédex 1 France
Israel
Name Barco Electronic Systems Ltd Esterline Israel Ltd
Address 53 Etzel Street, Rishon-Letzion 75706 Israel 53 Etzel Street, Rishon-Letzion 75706 Israel
Singapore
Name Barco Pte Ltd Esterline Singapore Ltd
Address No. 10 Changi South Lane #04-01 Ossia Building 486162 Singapore Singapore No. 10 Changi South Lane #01-01 Ossia Building 486162 Singapore Singapore

What practical changes can our current customers expect?

For our current customers, we expect the following practical changes to occur:

  • Legal entities will change from Barco to Esterline as above.
  • Bank account, VAT and related details will be provided on or before the first Esterline invoice.
  • Invoices, order confirmations and purchase orders will be issued by the Esterline entity as per the list above.
  • Payments will be made by, or made to, the corresponding Esterline entity.
  • Product Identification Labels will change from Barco to Esterline. 
  • Product packaging, test documentation and manuals will gradually be updated to reflect the Esterline format.

We have updated and changed our Terms & Conditions of Sales, and those of Purchasing for new contracts and purchase orders. They can be found here.

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