Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has opened a distribution center in Hensteadt-Ulzburg, Germany to meet growing demand across Europe for specialized materials and chemicals.
The distribution center aims to serve a broad customer base, including commercial airlines, business and general aviation, original equipment manufacturers and their subcontractors in the commercial and defense sectors.
According to Boeing, the 200,000 square foot facility is one of its largest and most technologically-advanced and will help supply more than 6,000 airlines, suppliers and component manufacturers.
Stephanie Pope, CEO of Boeing Global Services said, “Opening this new site in Germany positions us to deliver more services to regional operators to keep their fleets running safely, efficiently and sustainably.
“With the growing demand for these products, we need to provide our customers in the region with the chemical and specialty materials they need, when and where they need them.”
The facility meets high sustainability standards, and will be seeking Gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). To minimize the environmental footprint, the building is equipped with a heat pump and a photovoltaic system that will be installed on the roof in 2023. There will also be charging stations for e-cars available at the site.
“The opening of this distribution center will help grow Boeing’s commitment to Germany and the European aerospace market,” said Dr. Michael Haidinger, president of Boeing Germany. “Our goal is to support the long-term growth of the aerospace industry in the region and consolidate Boeing’s leading position in the European distribution services market. We are pleased to have a site that also sets sustainable standards and offers our employees a state-of-the-art workplace.”