Recaro Aircraft Seating is celebrating the formal launch of its new facility at Schwaebisch Hall.
Yesterday, over 150VIP Guests and Media toured the new facility featuring a crash facility, flame lab, customer service production area and offices for more than 120 Recaro team members, the culmination of a €50 million investment in Schwaebisch Hall.
The event kicked off at 4 p.m. on September 13, with speeches from Mark Hiller, CEO and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating, Martin Putsch, CEO and Shareholder of Recaro Group, Hermann-Josef Pelgrim, Mayor of Schwaebisch Hall, and Volker
Thum, CEO of German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI).
In front of the building is the company’s newest icon, the tail fin from a B707 aircraft. Gifted to Recaro earlier in 2021, the tail fin will serve as a landmark to visitors and will represent the heritage of Recaro to those passing by.
The Boeing 707 tail – this was from the Lufthansa Boeing 707 that was at Hamburg Airport, which was recently dissembled. The tail now is outside the new building. It shows the countries that Recaro has operations in (Germany, USA, Poland, China and South Africa. This also isn’t the final paintwork, with further work to be done to it at a later date.
The 50€ million investment was designed with a KfW Effizienzhaus 55-standard and was constructed with sustainable materials. From energy-efficient solar shades to district heating integration, the new facility was built to improve the end-use of energy and be a resource-saving future during operations.
Dr Mark Hiller CEO and Shareholder at Recaro Aircraft Seating on the formal opening stated:
“It has been an exciting day for Team Recaro, as this has been a long-time vision that has finally been brought to life. The new space will be a game-changer, especially the new flame lab and test crash facility,” said
The facility will also serve as a visible icon to the onsite and global team members who demonstrated unprecedented resilience over these past 18 months. Thanks to their hard work, we can continue driving comfort in the sky.”
Economy Class and Beyond is at Schwaebisch Hall and we’ll be taking a very in-depth look at the seating products and innovations at their Hybrid Seat show.
And there are plenty, as we’ll explore.
If you’ve had a look at my Twitter feed, there was a lot of pre-show coverage. We’ll be going in-depth to look at this over the next few days at the innovations that are on show (and I’m very excited for
As well as a few customer announcements hopefully.
Disclosure – Kevin at Economy Class and Beyond was a guest of Recaro Aircraft Seating at their launch event and hybrid seating show.
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