Recaro Aircraft Seating is expanding its capabilities, with its first foray into dress cover production. On November 30, 2018, the company inaugurated its ‘cut2dress’ dress cover production center in Świebodzin, Poland, close to one of its seat production facilities.
Operating an in-house sewing facility gives Recaro more control over the visual quality and craftsmanship of dress covers and opens up a higher level of flexibility – even for changes within a current order – and can also shorten the supply chain and lead time of customer projects. Dr Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating has confirmed that Recaro will also continue buying dress covers from reliable partners.
Vertical integration will play a role in Recaro’s future, as Joachim Ley, the company’s EVP of supply chain explained, “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.”