Carter Manufacturing is a global supplier of precision bearings and aerospace tooling equipment and they continue to exploit opportunities to promote their industry leading bearings beyond the UK. The company reports a recent trip to Puglia in Italy resulted in “many positive meetings along with interactive aerospace bearing tool training.”

The focus in Italy is for good reason, as certain areas include many aerospace and ‘high-end’ engineering companies who can benefit from Carters expertise. Carter work in close collaboration with OTAR their Italian agents and this represents an ideal partnership in promoting both aerospace, commercial industrial bearings as well as aerospace bearing tool products. OTAR’s proactive approach to supporting their customers is combined with their accreditations of ISO:9001 and certification to AS9120, which they call “a great combination.”

Southeast Italy’s Puglia area, often known as Apulia, has the longest coastline of any Italian mainland region, is known as the ‘bread basket of Italy’ and is also famous for olive oil production. The area includes the provinces of Bari, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce and Taranto and stretches from the Fortore River in the northwest to Cape Santa Maria di Leuca at the tip of the Salentine Peninsula – AKA ‘Italy’s heel’.

Less known to a wider audience are the thriving ‘space clusters’ focusing on the aerospace and aviation industries, located in Apulia, Campania, Lazio and Piedmont where leading manufacturers are located along with major research institutes. The projects and sectors include; satellites such as microsatellites, EO, NAV and TLC, advanced space robotics, remotely piloted aircraft systems, micro propulsion systems, range extended hybrids and aerospace interiors.