A direct interface with the passenger
Recaro Aircraft Seating opens dress cover production center in Poland
With the opening of its own dress cover production center in close proximity to Recaro Aircraft Seating’s site in Świebodzin, Poland, the aircraft seat manufacturer is deepening its extensive expertise in another key area. Operating its own sewing facility increases its influence on the visual quality and craftsmanship of the dress covers – and therefore on a decisive interface with the passenger. Recaro’s expertise and experience will be felt by passengers directly. But this is not the only advantage of the investment, explains Thomas Keller, Managing Director of Recaro Aircraft Seating Polska: “In-house production opens up a much higher level of flexibility for us and our customers – even for changes within a current order. Moreover, it shortens both the supply chain and lead time of customer projects.”
The official starting date in Świebodzin was on November 30. The very first seat cover was sewn at the “cut2dress” site during the inauguration event. Even before the opening, Recaro Aircraft Seating began to systematically specialize the “cut2dress” site’s qualified employees to meet specific requirements. Further training/qualification programs and additional staff are planned.
The extent to which vertical integration will play a role in Recaro’s future, explained by Joachim Ley, Executive Vice President Supply Chain: “We always discuss changes such as these from a holistic point of view. In individual cases, we make our decision primarily from the perspective of customer benefit. “For Recaro Aircraft Seating Polska, the plant expansion has already paid off with an award: the Lubusz Province Labor Inspectorate recently described the employer as the “medium-sized enterprise with the safest working conditions in the Lubusz region”. Recaro Aircraft Seating Polska has won gold at the national corporate competition in Warsaw at the end of November.
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On November 30, 2018, Recaro’s new “cut2dress” dress cover production center is officially inaugurated in Świebodzin, Poland.
From left to right:
Bartosz Masny, Director Operations, RECARO Aircraft Seating Polska, Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and Shareholder, RECARO Aircraft Seating, Rafał Milczarski, CEO LOT Polish Airlines, Joachim Ley, Executive Vice President Supply Chain, RECARO Aircraft Seating, Thomas Keller, General Manager, RECARO Aircraft Seating Polska