September 19, 2014
Lufthansa Technik to invest almost €60m in new wheels and brakes shop
Lufthansa Technik is investing almost €60m in the construction and equipment of a new wheels and brakes shop at Frankfurt’s East Harbor. The new building will be put into service at the beginning of 2017. It will enable Lufthansa Technik, as a world leading provider of technical services for the aviation industry, to continue to grow in the segment of wheels and brakes maintenance. Lufthansa Technik is thus securing the 130 qualified jobs that already exist in Frankfurt and is also creating opportunities for further growth. The aim is to equip the building with state-of-the-art technology in order to exceed the requirements of the German Energy Saving Ordinance by 30%. From spring 2015, an ultra-modern workshop with a gross floor area of 14,500 m² will be built on a 35,000 m² plot at Frankfurt’s East Harbor. Operations are scheduled to commence as early as the beginning of 2017. Thanks to optimized processes, tailored logistics and state-of-the-art plant equipment, the new site optimizes the supply of wheels and brakes for Lufthansa’s flight operations. In addition, this opens up opportunities for further growth with customers outside the Lufthansa Group which is already strong. The workshop’s layout, together with a high degree of automation and optimum machine utilization, will further enhance Lufthansa Technik’s competitiveness.