Melville, New York, June 18, 2013. Sage Parts, the world’s leading supplier of replacement parts for ground support equipment, has announced the creation of a new Sage facility located onsite at Santiago International Airport (SCL) in Santiago, Chile.
The facility is operated by Andes Airport Services, which is a business division of LATAM Airlines Group S.A. LATAM is among the leading airline groups in the world and the largest carrier in South America.
Sage Parts will dispense GSE replacement parts, manage inventories and provide an extensive range of GSE support services at the SCL location. The onsite Sage presence at Santiago International Airport represents an important foray by Sage into the southern hemisphere, part of the company’s continuing and highly successful strategy of bringing parts and GSE services closer to the point of use.
“We are excited to be partnering with Andes Airport Services and LATAM Airlines Group as we expand our global footprint into the continent of South America and create a GSE parts facility at Santiago International Airport that we feel is state-of-the-art in every way possible,” said Mark Pollack, Sage Parts President and CEO. “Our presence at SCL will enable Andes and LATAM to take full advantage of Sage’s industry-leading parts expertise as well as a full complement of readily available GSE replacement parts located onsite at the airport...dramatically reducing the potential for equipment downtime.”
In addition to the immediate availability of GSE parts, the new onsite Sage Parts presence at SCL will provide optimal parts quality and consistency along with ensuring that the right parts are utilized in servicing ground support equipment. In addition to the various benefits our customer will experience on the parts side, the program will provide a significant logistic benefit for LATAM by reducing significantly freight expenses and other costs associated with bringing GSE parts into the region.
“The newly created Sage Parts facility at Santiago International Airport will deliver key bottom line benefits to LATAM Airlines Group,” continued Mr. Pollack. “Our goal is to utilize this new SCL location as a model facility for implementation in several other locations throughout LATAM’s operations.”
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About Sage Parts
Sage Parts, headquartered in Melville, New York, has the most extensive ready-to-ship inventory of GSE replacement parts in the world. The company helps minimize expensive GSE downtime and raise profit potential for ground support operations by utilizing an advanced computer database which catalogs all Sage’s parts electronically, enabling rapid availability of parts for virtually all makes and models of GSE both old and new. In addition to distribution facilities in Melville, New York and Preston, UK, Sage operates locations at airports around the world, including locations in Europe: Amsterdam (AMS), Paris (CDG), London Heathrow (LHR) , London Gatwick (LGW), and Manchester (MAN); Asia, Hong Kong (HKG); Africa: Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB); North America : Atlanta (ATL), Calgary (YYC), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Detroit (DTW), NY John F. Kennedy (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) , NY LaGuardia (LGA), Memphis (MEM), Miami (MIA), Minneapolis (MSP), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR) ; and South America: Santiago, Chile (SCL).
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