Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS), a specialist in aviation logistics, has opened a new facility in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.
With this step, the company has laid a foundation that will enable it to ensure more direct service to the growing Chinese market in the future.
The new facility is located at the site of Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen (LTS), a Chinese subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik that was established for the supply and maintenance of components and aircraft structures made of composite materials. LTS recently concluded a building expansion program involving new construction of 24,000 m² of production, warehouse and office space - a measure that offered ideal conditions for the creation of the new logistics unit. More than 30 new employees at LTLS in Shenzhen will enjoy new space with modern equipment and the opportunity to work according to LTLS' globally acknowledged high standards, including access to the extensive expertise and knowledge of other LTLS specialists all over the world.
The new site features, among other things, a customs warehouse with 2,100 m² of space as well as a central incoming goods and shipping area.
"An LTLS presence as the foundation for our joint new logistics business is the ideal prerequisite for our future growth in the Chinese market," says Christian Ehlers, LTLS project manager. The operation and approval of the new facility will be undertaken step by step. Following process optimization for internal customers (those of the Lufthansa Group), the customs warehouse is scheduled to be approved in the medium term for simplified imports and exports as well as other approvals that will enable LTLS to provide faster, more direct service to the Chinese market. The new facility's planned portfolio of services includes not just general storage and the customs warehouse, but also national and international transport management, imports and exports, and engine storage and transport as well as material procurement, purchasing and planning.
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services:
Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services (LTLS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik, is a leading provider of logistics solutions for the aviation industry, offering a wide spectrum of services. The product portfolio ranges from transport management, including engine and AOG shipments, to complete warehouse management. Founded in 1998, today LTLS employs more than 1,300 staff and in 2013 it generated revenues of approximately 236 million euros.