15.12.2016

Lufthansa Technik extends warehouse capacities in the USA

Improved materials supply for the American market

Lufthansa Technik AG has now opened a new warehouse in the USA, close to the Fort Lauderdale airport in Florida. This represents a significant expansion of the site, ensuring stable supply for customers in this growing region into the future.

The Fort Lauderdale site serves as a connecting point for North, Central and South America. It was therefore chosen as the primary storage facility for the American market and central gateway for the extensive customer supply network in the region. The state-of-the-art facility, in operation around the clock all year, and the seamlessly integrated transport network allow the company to even better fulfill the high quality exectations of its customers. Customers benefit from the personal contact and from the fact that their contact person is in the same timezone.

The new 2,000-square-meter warehouse has capacity for around 9,000 components. It also houses more than 10,000 items of consumables & expendables. Various models of aircraft can be supported from here.

The warehouse is operated by Lufthansa Technik Component Services (LTCS), making use of the logistic processes and IT systems of Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS). The newly introduced LTLS computer-supported logistic order management system will make even more precise scheduling of internal logistic process steps possible. "This will enable us to manage and efficiently process future customer orders in line with individual customer requirements, even during peak dispatch periods," says Christoph Corbelin, LTLS Project Manager.

"Further new customers have been acquired in America in recent years. The new warehouse ensures rapid and reliable supply of spare parts," comments Steve Fondell, CEO of Lufthansa Technik Component Services (LTCS).

The expansion of the Fort Lauderdale site is part of the strategic direction being pursued by Lufthansa Technik's Component Services division. Growth is to be increased in America as well as in the regions of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. LTCS, headquartered in Tulsa (Oklahoma) has warehouse facilities in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale.