Lufthansa Technik AG announced that it 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. The MRO company said that it was chosen as the primary storage facility for the American market and central gateway for the extensive customer supply network in the region.

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.

Christoph Corbelin, LTLS Project Manager, said: "This will enable us to manage and efficiently process future customer orders in line with individual customer requirements, even during peak dispatch periods."

Lufthansa Technik is to close its Hamburg overhaul operations for commercial aircraft in the course of 2017. The MRO company stated that the discussions with the wage accord partner, ver.di, ended without agreement on the 12th of December 2016.

"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).