Pakistan Aerospace Council Hosts CERN Team

Explores Pakistan Hi-Tech Manufacture Sector For Sourcing From Pakistan

Islamabad : June 15, 2019.  Pakistan Aerospace Council (PAeC) in collaboration with National Centre of Physics (NCP)  hosteda four member,  senior team from European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) including their head of procurement Dr. Anders Unnervik, in Pakistan.

Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar, Founder of Pakistan Aerospace Council, visited CERN in October 2018 to present to them possibilities of sourcing from Pakistan’s High Tech Cluster. As a result, a four member senior team from CERN visited Pakistanto interact with private high techmanufacturing industry. More than 25 high tech manufacturing companies from Pakistan Aerospace Council cluster attended the event, organized at National Centre for Physics and gave presentations about their companies, products, skills and expertise. Some companies displayed their products in stalls which were highly appreciated by CERN and other industrialists.

Dr. Andres Unnervik, Director Procurement at CERN gave atalk on, “Doing Business with CERN”. In which he explained the whole process of procurement at CERN. He explained the future projects of CERN and the resources they require. He also explained the process of assigning projects to companies. Subsequently Dr. Francisco Sanchez Galan gave presentation on the upcoming High Luminous-Large Hadron Collider(HL-LHC). He explained the timeline of the project and equipment being used there and what products and services will be required in future. He also answered the queries from  the audience about CERN procurement process.

Dr. Haroon Javed Qureshi, President Pakistan Aerospace Council summed up the presentations of the Pakistani Private sector Industry with his talk, highlighting Pakistan’s young, intelligent and innovative engineering workforce, supported by the number of excellent engineering universities, giving Pakistan the potential of becoming a leading knowledge based engineering, industrial hub, exporting high tech assemblies worldwide. Exporting Pakistani products to CERN is a unique opportunity, also for Pakistani high tech sectorto participate in a prestigious project like CERN and work together with the worlds leading scientist and engineers on the exciting possibilities emanating from CERN.Companies which start to make supplies  can also use CERN logo, a great status for engineering companies.

CERN Team also spent two packed days at  Lahore where they visited QadBros Engineering on May 23, 2019, to review processes leading upto successful deliveries from that company.In Lahore the team also visited Pakistan Electron Ltd(PEL) which produces power transformers and high tension equipment.AEDesign , next on the list, uses  modern design tools for serving their, mainly, European Customers. The also manufacture light engineering products for their European customers under the anme BECO.Last visit of the day was to EMCO, who manufactureEHT insulators. The CERN team was impressed about quality as well as international standard production by all these companies and showed keen interest for future procurement possibilities in CERNprojects.

Pakistan Aerospace Council (PAeC)is a platform of Pakistan’s  high-tech manufacturing industry, providing networking and business growth possibilities to its members as well a window for customers and government bodies to discuss policy and technology issues. .For more information please visit our website

Muhammed Hanif Memon
Muhammed Hanif Memon
Founder and Editor in Chief of Monthly Automark Magazine since 2006. Magazine published from Karachi Pakistan covers Automotive industry of Pakistan, car, motorcycle and tractor news. Magazine distributed in Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Multan, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Faisalabad.