Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) has renovated and streamlined its Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, in a project worth more than €4 million. The FAL spans nearly 11,000 square meters of space and now features more than 350m of conveyor technology for seat manufacturing, an expanded canteen and coffee lounge, and an LED lighting system claimed to use 60% less power.
Planning for the new FAL design first began in 2017, with implementation and construction taking 15 months – the project was completed in January 2023. The renovation forms part of the company’s global space2grow expansion strategy, announced in 2018.
“Today was a celebration of many months of hard work and dedication from my colleagues who believe in the importance of customer-centric manufacturing,” said Dr Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro, at the inauguration ceremony. “Technology is a driving force in our industry and it’s important for Recaro to be a pioneer in lean production, so we can better serve our customers.”