20 February 2013

Aircelle Opens New Parts Distribution Center in China

Beijing, China, February 19, 2013 - Aircelle (Safran) has opened a new parts distribution center in China, which will serve the country’s airlines that operate aircraft with the company’s jet engine nacelle and thrust reverser products. This 400-square-meter warehouse facility is located at Beijing Capital International Airport in its free trade zone

“Proximity to the customer is a vital element in Aircelle’s services strategy, and our new Beijing distribution center provides a key regional resource for China’s dynamic airline industry,” said Aircelle Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Vincent Mascré. “Aircelle will offer a full range of after-sales parts and inventory management, beginning with the servicing of nacelles for Airbus’ A330 – which is widely used by Chinese airlines. 

This distribution facility builds on Aircelle’s already well-established presence in China, which includes an office in Beijing, along with a network of customer support managers and field service representatives – the majority of whom are Chinese. 

Aircelle has partnered with SDV, an international leader in logistics and supply chain management, for operation of the Chinese warehouse. Since 2005, SDV has worked with Aircelle in developing the company’s spare parts storage and distribution network for 24-hour-per-day support of airlines around the globe. With the latest facility at Beijing, this network now covers eight regions around the world, joining locations in Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Singapore and Sydney. 

Aircelle is one of the leading players in the worldwide nacelle market for aircraft engines. A subsidiary of Safran, it employs nearly 3,000 people on seven sites in France, the United Kingdom and Morocco

SDV, a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group, is a global leader in supply chain management ranking among the world’s top 10 in transport and logistics with a network of 540 offices in 93 countries. 

Source: Aircelle