Mecachrome is awarded a 5-year contract with Sonaca NMF Canada

    MONTREAL, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Mecachrome Canada, a subsidiary of
Mecachrome International (TSX: MCH), announced today that it has signed a
5-year contract to manufacture wing planks for Sonaca NMF Canada, a subsidiary
of Sonaca Group.
    Commenting on this announcement, Guillaume Casella, CEO of Mecachrome
International, said: "The decision by Sonaca NMF Canada to award the contract
to Mecachrome represents an extraordinary opportunity to establish a long term
relationship between Sonaca NMF Canada and Mecachrome. Mecachrome is looking
forward to work with Sonaca NMF Canada and offer the high quality standards
that make our reputation."
    Commenting on this announcement, Philippe Hoste, CEO of Sonaca NMF
Canada, said: "Our Company is currently experiencing a significant ramp-up in
production, both on existing programs and on new programs. I am very pleased
that Mecachrome decided to partner with Sonaca NMF Canada to help us meet this
challenge. Thanks to the experience, know-how and the complementarity of our
two businesses, we will be able to offer better solutions to our clients."

    About Sonaca

    Sonaca, an aerospace manufacturing company located in Gosselies, south of
Belgium, is the parent company of a group of companies located in Brazil,
Canada and the United States, and employs more than 2,300 persons over the
world. Its main activities are the development, manufacturing, assembly and
testing of aerospace structures and associated systems. Through its
participation in civil programmes such as those of Airbus, Embraer, Dassault
and Bombardier, and in military and space programmes, Sonaca is known
worldwide for its know-how and its active role in the development of new
technologies. For further information on Sonaca, please visit the website:

    About Mecachrome

    Mecachrome is a leader in the design, engineering, manufacture and
assembly of complex precision-engineered components for aircraft and
automotive applications, including aerostructural and aircraft engine
components, high-end automobile engine components and motor racing engines.
Since 1937, Mecachrome has established a significant presence and global
reputation in certain high-precision sectors of the aerospace, automotive and
industrial equipment industries, providing services primarily to original
equipment manufacturers. The company currently operates 11 state-of-the-art
facilities, principally in France and Canada, and employs over 2,000
employees. Mecachrome is headquartered in Canada and its shares are traded on
the Toronto Stock Exchange (MCH). News and information are available at

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For further information: Elina Tea, Director, Investor
Relations/Corporate Finance, (514) 373-2009,

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