Premium AEROTEC takes over aircraft parts manufacture in Bremen
Premium AEROTEC has expanded its business activities by taking over the former Airbus parts manufacturing unit in Bremen. This unit, with some 400 employees, became part of the company on 1 January 2010.
The business transfer on 1 January 2010 was celebrated with the site’s employees at a “Day One” event on the plant premises in Bremen today. In his address to the workforce, Bremen’s Senator for Economic Affairs and Ports, Ralf Nagel, pointed out that innovation and job security go hand in hand in this case.
Hans Lonsinger, President and CEO) of Premium AEROTEC, warmly welcomed the employees of the Bremen-based parts manufacturing unit and explained: “We are proud that this unit, with its many years of experience in the production of aerostructural components, is now part of our Group. Premium AEROTEC will continue its expansion course to become a globally active, competitive and steadily growing company.”
Rüdiger Lütjen, Chairman of the Group Works Council of EADS in Germany, commented on the agreement reached between the employer and the employees: “The package of investments in the new CFRP technology, the safeguarding of the social and collective bargaining standards and a five-year job guarantee secure our colleagues’ start.”
Premium AEROTEC itself began operations on 1 January 2009 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS N.V. Its foundation integrated the business operations of EADS’ Augsburg plant and Airbus’ Nordenham and Varel plants. The parts manufacturing unit in Bremen is being run as part of the Nordenham plant.