The origin of ELEB Equipamentos Ltda. Goes back to the 70's when Brazil and Italy decided to develop a new military program together – the AMX tactical fighter plane. The program included the transfer of know-how associated to development technology and the production in Brazil of landing gear systems and hydraulic components for the aeronautical industry. Embraer was responsible for bringing this type of technology to the country, which resulted in the creation of the Embraer Equipment Division (EDE), in 1984.
In 1999 the Division became a company after a joint venture between Embraer and the European company Liebherr Aerospace SAS, which then became Embraer Liebherr Equipamentos do Brasil S.A. (ELEB). With 60% of the shares being controlled by Embraer and 40% by Liebherr, ELEB incorporated most of EDE's assets and received major investments, integrating several new businesses in the international market and attaining important clients in the USA, Europe and Asia.
With negotiations initiated in December of 2007, Embraer purchased the 40% of the capital belonging to Liebherr Aerospace in July of 2008, controlling the totality of ELEB shares. The operational activities remained unaltered and the company's corporate name was altered to ELEB Equipamentos Ltda., so as to reflect the new shareholder structure.
Located in São José dos Campos (SP), ELEB focuses on the aerospace area and produces landing gears and hydraulic and electromechanical components such as, actuators, valves, accumulators and pylons. The company has mastered the product's full cycle, from its conception and development, including tests, certification and manufacturing, to post-sales support. Its market includes mid-sized commercial aviation, helicopters, executive aviation and defense aviation segments.
The company relies on a modern Service Center, qualified to provide a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center for landing gears, servo commands, actuators, pylons, among other hydraulic and electromechanical components.
For further information go to www.eleb.net.