Thielert AG

Thielert: Plant Opening in Altenburg

- Thielert opens third plant in Altenburg, Thuringia - Increase in shipments of retrofit kits - Introduction of a new assembly system

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Altenburg (euro adhoc) - Altenburg - Construction of the new plant of the aircraft engine manufacturer Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH, a subsidiary of Thielert AG, in Altenburg, Thuringia, has been completed. The plant will be inaugurated on December 15, 2006, and operations will begin on the following Monday. The opening of the plant will be accompanied by the introduction of a new assembly system that delivers enhanced flexibility and larger volume while at the same time enabling cost and time savings. Thus, the market requirements can be better met, and the production of the retrofit kits can be stepped up.

On Friday, December 15, 2006, Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH will celebrate the opening of its new plant in Altenburg, Thuringia. Operations will commence on Monday, December 18, 2006. At the site, which is directly connected to the Altenburg-Nobitz airport, the production of aircraft engines and the research, development, and test activities in connection with the kerosene-powered Centurion aircraft engines will cover an area of 231,400 sq ft (29,400 sq ft new  useful space). "We are happy to be able to commission the new plant according to schedule. These expanded capacities will accelerate the integration of our aircraft engines in further aircraft types in line with the company's growth," explains Frank Thielert, Director of Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH. The number of shipments of retrofit kits has increased considerably over the past few months, resulting in an urgent need for expansion.

Thielert will invest approximately 6.4 million euros in the new location over a period of three years and have a workforce of approximately 50 employees after just a short time. In particular, the new employees have already been given intensive training over the past few months in the plant at Lichtenstein/Saxony in order to optimally prepare them for the new tasks, including working with an improved assembly system for the kit assembly. "This system is distinguished by a conclusive logistics concept between the two locations of Altenburg and Lichtenstein as well as by its high flexibility and expandability," explains Carsten Rudolph, Production Manager at Thielert. For comparably low investment costs and a shorter throughput time, the kit turnout can be increased considerably and the logistics costs reduced significantly.

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Further inquiry note:
Sebastian Wentzler
Head of Corporate Communcation
Telefon: +49(0)40/696950-35
E-Mail: press@thielert.com

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      DE0006052079
WKN:        605207
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