February 6, 2014
SR Technics opens for business in Malaysia
SR Technics has successfully ramped-up the start of operations at its new Center of Excellence for component maintenance in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first components to undergo repair include hydraulic pumps, ballscrew actuators, power drive units and audio control panels. The repair facility will initially support around 300 part numbers, rising to 1,200 by the end of 2014. It will be equipped to handle many labor-intensive repairs, covering five main product areas: avionics panels, hydraulics, mechanical, pneumatics and electrical. The location will initially operate under European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval. Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Malaysia approval should be secured in February and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval is planned for April. Further approvals from other national aviation authorities will be secured later this year. In addition, Malaysia will also become the base for the company’s Regional Customer Service and Distribution Centers for its Asia Pacific-based Integrated Component Services (ICS) customers, managing all their component supply needs. These are scheduled to become operational in Q1 and Q2 respectively. The new set-up in Kuala Lumpur is part of the overall strategy to develop a comprehensive global operational footprint, designed to place the company close to its customers.