Recaro Aircraft Seating China has broken ground on the second phase of its expansion plans, which involves growth of the company’s current premises in Qingdao. When the project is complete in 2019, the facility will cover roughly 7,500 square meters and include four assembly lines, which together will have a maximum seat production capability of 60,000 seats per year.
“This expansion project bears witness to Recaro’s solid commitment to the Chinese market,” said Dr Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating, at the groundbreaking ceremony on July 31, 2018. “When we chose to set up our plant here and invest in Qingdao six years ago, we knew it was the right decision.”
Recaro was the first international aircraft seat manufacturer to set up production facilities in China. The company has been operating in Qingdao for nearly five years and has doubled its production output over the past two years.
At the ceremony Dr Hiller also announced Recaro’s phase three investment plans, which will further support ongoing business growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Recaro Aircraft Seating China not only acts as a production site, but also provides an important basis for our Asia Pacific businesss development,” stated Irene Tan, Recaro Aircraft Seating’s general manager for the Asia Pacific Region. “Tremendous achievements were made within the past five years.”