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December 9, 2021 | Local, Aerospace

Opportunités IMP aerospace



Ceci a pour but de vous informer qu'IMP Aerospace & Defense invite les fournisseurs intéressés à se faire connaitre en remplissant un formulaire d’information appelé IMP Vendor Connect.


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Le fait d'avoir vos informations aidera IMP à se préparer à répondre aux nombreuses opportunités d'approvisionnement à venir pour la Défense canadienne où une chaîne d'approvisionnement canadienne diversifiée et sera un facteur de différenciation important.


Merci pour votre temps et si des opportunités de chaîne d'approvisionnement se présentent qui correspondent aux capacités de votre entreprise, vous serez contacté directement par un représentant IMP.









This is to notify you that IMP Aerospace & Defence has launched a supplier input form for interested vendors called IMP Vendor Connect and they would like to invite you to fill in your company’s information.


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Having your information on file will assist IMP in preparing to respond to numerous upcoming Canadian Defence procurement opportunities where a diverse Canadian supply chain will be an important differentiating factor.  


Thank you for your time and if any supply chain opportunities arise that fit your company’s capabilities you will be contacted directly by an IMP representative.



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