Lufthansa Technik expands Tulsa region operations, workforce7.31.2012
Lufthansa Technik Component Services (LTCS), headquartered in Tulsa, has significantly expanded its local operations and workforce, with plans for further growth under way, the Tulsa Metro Chamber and state and local officials announced Aug. 1.
Lufthansa Technik has added substantially to its workforce in Tulsa over the past year, bringing the total number of employees at this location to 80. That’s about triple the number of employees who were based in Tulsa previously. The firm plans to add as many as 90 employees at this location over the next few years.
LTCS has bundled all its services for the repair and supply of aircraft components at its Tulsa International Airport facility, with the result that the square footage of its workshops and warehouses has significantly increased. In addition to component services, the company now also offers services for the disassembly of aircraft and the sale of their components and engines.
Lufthansa Technik Chief Executive Product and Services Dr. Thomas Stueger stated: “With our expanded service offer in the center of one of the world’s most important aviation markets, we can meet the needs of our customers on site in the Americas even better. For this reason, we definitely see potential for a further expansion of our service portfolio for the American market at this successful location."
Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb said: “Lufthansa Technik’s decision to expand its business in the Tulsa area is wonderful news for the state’s thriving aerospace sector, and proof of Oklahoma’s strong business climate for growth. We are proud that Lufthansa Technik Component Services is finding tremendous success in Oklahoma, and we look forward to building upon our great partnership with this company.”
Tulsa Metro Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal stated: “Lufthansa Technik’s continued growth in the Tulsa region will have a significant impact on the economy of northeast Oklahoma. We thank this industry leader for its commitment to the Tulsa region and for its important contribution to our thriving aerospace sector.”
Lufthansa Technik Component Services President and CEO Michael Scheferhoff said he is pleased with the company’s prospects and the increasing demand for its services.
“Thanks to the outstanding support and close cooperation we enjoy with Component Services from Lufthansa Technik Group, we have a very broad product portfolio at our disposal and logistics services that span the whole world,” Scheferhoff said.
Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr., stated: “Northeast Oklahoma is among the nation’s leaders in the aerospace industry, and we continually strive to improve our business-friendly environment as well as our region’s capabilities in attracting quality businesses, such as Lufthansa Technik Component Services. We congratulate this leading company on its success, and we look forward to continued growth and opportunity for this global presence in the Tulsa area.”
Dirk Ripa, chief commercial officer for LTCS, stated: “The great support we’ve received from the state of Oklahoma, the city of Tulsa and the Tulsa Metro Chamber have contributed terrifically to our success. We’d like to thank everybody involved very sincerely for that, and we hope to continue our teamwork in the future.”
About Lufthansa Technik:The Lufthansa Technik Group, with more than 30 subsidiaries and associates and over 26,000 employees worldwide, is one of the leading manufacturer-independent providers of technical services for the aviation industry. Its portfolio encompasses the entire spectrum of services for commercial aircraft: maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and conversion, engines and components.
About Lufthansa Technik Component Services: Lufthansa Technik Component Services offers a complete repair process with competitive turnaround times for hydraulic, pneumatic and avionic components as well as emergency and galley equipment. Services range from component repairs to part returns. The company maintains warehouses in Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco and New York (JFK), from which large numbers of components are available around the clock. LTCS, which was founded in 1999, is certified by both United States (FAA) and European (EASA) aviation authorities.
Editor’s Notes: Established in 1903, the Tulsa Metro Chamber’s mission is to serve as the principal business-driven leadership organization improving the quality of community life through the development of regional economic prosperity. The Chamber represents 3,000 member organizations, approximately 175,000 area employees and utilizes 3,400 volunteers to accomplish its programs and services.
About the Tulsa’s Future job creation initiative: The Tulsa’s Future initiative, led by the Tulsa Metro Chamber, has a goal to create 10,000 primary jobs at an annual salary of $50,000 or greater. Tulsa’s Future is building a high-performance regional economy by mobilizing private-sector leadership and public partnerships.
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