2023
24
Jan

Building digital MRO powerhouse by intergrating LHInd continues

  • Lufthansa Industry Solutions (LHIND) fully integrated since the beginning of the year
  • Advanced and specialized digital expertise supports Lufthansa Technik's ambitious digital strategy
  • LHIND to continue to grow outside the aviation industry as well

Lufthansa Technik takes the next step to build the digital MRO powerhouse: Lufthansa Industry Solutions (LHIND) now is a 100% subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik. This is a further step in driving the digital transformation of the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of aircraft. Not only will the expertise of more than 2,300 digital experts be incorporated into Lufthansa Technik's projects, but LHIND's growth with customers from various industries will also continue. With the closer integration, Lufthansa Technik will be able to provide even more digital services in addition to the recently announced Digital Tech Ops Ecosystem. Most recently, Lufthansa Technik had already announced the acquisition of AMOS, the leading software for the technical support of aircraft.

With the acquisition of LHIND, the digital transformation of the MRO industry has taken another major step: The IT experts will work even more closely with Lufthansa Technik on the digitization of core MRO processes, with the aim of improving products with faster turnaround times and competitive prices for customers. Furthermore, the expanded collaboration with LHIND will enable additional services related to Lufthansa Technik's Digital Tech Ops Ecosystem, which gives access to nearly the whole tech ops data stream. This enables a wide range of unprecedented digital analytics in the technical operations process. LHIND already supports the main players of the ecosystem AVIATAR, AMOS, and flydocs and will, for example, further expand its services such as the implementation and integration of the aforementioned systems at customers.

"With LHIND's highly specialized and dedicated colleagues at our side, we are getting ever closer to our strategic goal of leading the digital transformation of the MRO industry. On the one hand, no other IT service provider understands us as well as LHIND, and on the other hand, we benefit enormously from the knowledge transfer that LHIND can provide, as they are active in many different industries," says Dr. William Willms, CFO of Lufthansa Technik. "MRO IT services and digitalization will be a focus growth field for Lufthansa Technik in the coming years, with further complementary add-ons to follow."

LHIND will remain an independent entity with its own management and market presence. The company will likewise continue to grow with companies outside the aviation industry, thus expanding its strong position in the market as one of the largest IT service providers in Germany. In addition, LHIND's strategic direction will be supported to achieve double-digit percentage growth in the coming years.

"We are pleased to be moving even closer to Lufthansa Technik. The clear commitment to give us space and resources for further growth creates scope for innovation and, above all, room for 'big moves', i.e. major entrepreneurial projects or ventures in future fields such as digitalization or sustainability," says Joern Messner, CEO of LHIND.