HYDRO ALIGNS PRODUCTION TO BENEFIT CUSTOMERS
HYDRO will move US production of jet engine stands for European customers to its headquarters in Biberach, Germany. This strategic move allows HYDRO Systems to better align to the needs of its European customers, reduce shipping costs, and provide quicker response times. This will be particularly beneficial to customers such as Rolls Royce, who use jet engine stands from HYDRO to safely transport Trent 1000, XWB, and Trent 700 engines.
Closer to Customers
“This is a real win for our European customer, especially in the UK. It means we can be more customer focused and more responsive as customer needs change and adjust. This gives us the ability to respond quickly to uptakes in production that we expect by the end of the Corona crisis,” says Jonathan Farnfield, General Manager of HYDRO Systems UK. “Our team in Biberach has years of experience with engine stand production and that experience will ensure a smooth transition for our customers."
The US market will remain the most important single market for the aviation industry. Therefore HYDRO Systems USA will focus primarily on US customers. “We believe that a local for local strategy serves our customers in the best way”, explains Kurt Armbruster (President HYDRO Systems USA).
At its facility in Kent, Washington HYDRO Systems USA is expected to adjust and right size to the new market demand for engine stands but expand in other areas. “Our focus will be US customers, and we will drive forward and expand the Quality Service, Tooling, and GSE business as we grow in the future. We are already seeing an upturn in service work and we are working smoothly with our customers as they face increased flights and demand for service,” declares Armbruster.