Panta Holdings, a Dutch investment company, expands its Aerospace footprint by acquiring aviation aftermarket businesses Fokker Services and Fokker Techniek from Fokker Technologies/GKN Aerospace, effective April 1, 2021.
Under new ownership, the companies will continue to invest in technology innovations, advanced processes and engineering excellence to play a leading role in the aerospace aftermarket. The companies will work closely together and are well positioned to capture growth in various aerospace segments in a market changed by COVID-19, with its global facilities in the Netherlands, Singapore and the United States.
Customers around the world can continue to rely on the 100+ years of design, production and maintenance expertise, delivering innovative total support solutions.
Fokker Services and Fokker Techniek will be jointly led by two experienced industry executives, Roland van Dijk and Menzo van der Beek.
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PANTA is a strategic investment company privately owned by Jaap Rosen Jacobson. PANTA focuses on developing companies that are going through a strategic transformation. The company has significant experience in the aerospace industry. Part of its current investment portfolio is a majority stake (71.2%) in Canadian listed Avcorp Industries Inc, a supplier of airframe components and component repair, and Netherlands Aircraft Company N.V. (NAC), a start-up to develop an aircraft based on the Fokker 100 regional jet. Past holdings include several airlines and leading companies including VLM Airlines N.V. that was successfully sold to Air France – KLM in 2008.
Fokker Techniek at Aviolanda Aerospace at Woensdrecht airport builds on more than a century of experience and excels in complex projects. Due to its strong engineering background, Fokker Techniek specializes in green aircraft completions, conversions, upgrades and refurbishments, both for the VIP Aircraft Market, including Airbus ACJ and Boeing BBJ, and the Special Mission Aircraft Market. Fokker Techniek provides full MRO support to private and commercial aircraft operators including Lease Transition Maintenance, together with extensive capabilities including heavy maintenance, modifications and aircraft painting.
Fokker Services’ drive revolves around one purpose: exceed reliability expectations to keep aircraft where they belong, in the sky. As a Global Independent Aerospace Service Provider, Fokker Services creates tailored solutions for the maintenance of regional, commercial and military aircraft. The organization engineers, repairs, upgrades, and delivers high quality solutions, innovating in multiple areas to facilitate and support the competitive operations of its customers. Services range from type certificate holder-related product support services to flight hour based component availability and repair programs, spare parts, engineering, modifications and documentation support. The unique combination of OEM (design) expertise and after-sales support services makes Fokker Services an essential partner for the aerospace industry with facilities in Europe, Asia and the Americas.