The KHI order is for a custom-built, 1000-ton class of Synchro-Form press brake equipped with special tooling to produce large panels for the fuselages of commercial aircraft.

The order was awarded to LVD after several bending trials and strict accuracy measurements were satisfied.

Based in Japan, KHI is a key production partner for the production of the Boeing 777X, the successor to Boeing’s popular 777 aircraft.

The Synchro-Form press brake will be manufactured at LVD’s production facility at its headquarters in Belgium.