Diehl Aerosystems – a First Tier Supplier and Partner for avionics and cabin integration to the large aircraft manufacturers as well as a retrofit specialist for airlines – has strengthened its infrastructure with the inauguration of a new logistics center at Laupheim, Germany. The facility is primarily designed to manage the increased demand for parts logistics at Diehl Aircabin in Laupheim.
Between 2012 and 2016, business volume at Laupheim essentially doubled, from around 350 million euros to almost 700 million euros. The main reason for this is the production ramp-up for the Airbus A350 XWB program. For this aircraft program, Diehl supplies a total of 15 work packages; of these 15, the cabin linings, the luggage compartments, the crew rest rooms, and the air conditioning pipework all come from Laupheim.
Diehl Aerosystems is a Division of the Diehl Foundation & Co. KG, and unites all of the aerospace activities of the Diehl Group under one roof. With its Business Units Diehl Aerospace (a Joint Venture with Thales), Diehl Aircabin, Diehl Comfort Modules, and Apparatebau Gauting, Diehl is the leading systems supplier for avionics and cabin solutions. Currently, Diehl Aerosystems employs over 5,400 people. The company’s customers include the leading aircraft manufacturers (OEMs) Airbus (both aircraft and helicopters), Boeing, Bombardier, and Embraer as well as further airlines and operators of commercial and corporate jets.