Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services
State-of-the-art logistics services for the aviation sector
Internationally active logistics Group
Lufthansa Technik Logistic Services was founded on January 1, 1998 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik AG. The company specializes in logistics services, transport and warehousing for customers in the aviation industry. The company has over 2,000 employees and is headquartered in Hamburg. Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services has 15 locations worldwide and manages a global logistics network with a total of 30 subsidiaries, partner and service companies. Currently, the company offers customers around 100,000 square meters of storage space and 247,000 spare part numbers in stock.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services manages logistic processes worldwide for its main customer, Lufthansa Technik, and offers customized solutions for Lufthansa Technik's products. Its portfolio ranges from ordering and storing spare parts to organizing both the repair of damaged parts and all transport services, handling all customs procedures, and providing escorted transportation for valuable cargo. The company also offers customers transport stands for engine transports.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services is one of the few companies certified according to AS/EN 9120, Quality Management Systems - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defence Distributors". This way, customers can be certain that all necessary quality standards are complied with at all sites. The company provides a special service with its AOG (Aircraft on Ground) desk, which offers 24/7 emergency assistance for aircraft that are grounded for technical reasons.
The digitalization of many processes and products steadily improves their performance, quality and transparency. Examples include the precise forecast of material flows for better management of in-house resources and the early identification of urgent consignments for quick processing. The same is true for the automatic recording of document data, autonomous forklift trucks and intelligent storage systems. In addition, remote material identification at the company's non-German sites means that unnecessary transports can be avoided. And the localization of large aircraft components helps avoid time-consuming rebookings. Both the automation of the tool output stations and the interactive process cockpits and reporting contribute significantly towards increased performance and quality. In addition, a special GPS-based tracking and tracing app offers maximum transparency: It continuously records travel and loading times and is useful for tracking and tracing material consignments.
The company's digitalization program also includes the use of digital assistants such as smart wearables. Currently, Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services is testing a smart data glove with an integrated 2D scanner, which will replace the current portable hand scanners. The glove allows both hands to remain free, there is no more time-consuming data input, and check-in and the following processes benefit from even greater efficiency. Plans are already in place for the further development of this data glove to include an integrated control display.
The German customs authority has classified Lufthansa Technik Logistic Services as particularly reliable and trustworthy and certified the company as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO). Thanks to this certification, the company enjoys special privileges for customs clearing within the European Union. In combination with excellent materials supply, consistent customer focus and state-of-the-art, fully-automated storage systems, this status is both a sign and a guarantee of positive business development and excellent prospects for the future.