MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg expands portfolio to include galvanic processes
• Newly founded MTU Maintenance Coating Services GmbH offers processes for surface treatment and refinement of components
• 35 employees, 2,000 sqm operating area, further investments planned
Ludwigsfelde, February 3, 2020 - MTU Maintenance, the world's leading provider of customized services for aircraft engines, has broadened its portfolio of repair techniques in the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The portfolio will include a wide variety of galvanic processes for new and repaired parts, such as hard chrome plating, cadmium plating and nickel plating, chromic and sulfuric acid anodizing, application of chemical conversion coatings, passivation of steel, and etching and burnishing. This comes about through the acquisition of Krauss GmbH, a former MTU supplier. The company is merged into the newly established MTU Maintenance Coating Services GmbH, a wholly-owned affiliate of MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH based in Ludwigsfelde, close to Berlin.
Dipl.-Ing. Jan Bierkamp took on the role Managing Director of MTU Maintenance Coating Services GmbH on February 1, 2020. The company has 35 employees and a shop floor area of 2,000 square meters. "I look forward to ensuring the smooth continuation of business operations. Renowned customers such Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey GmbH, Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Dahlewitz and PRÄWEST Präzisionswerkstätten Dr.-Ing. Heinz-Rudolf Jung GmbH & Co. KG have renewed their trust in us – great news for our newly founded company," says Bierkamp, who has some 15 years of experience at various MTU locations.
"With this acquisition, we not only fulfill our own needs, but also offer our customers highly demanded manufacturing processes in proven MTU quality -- for which there are sometimes only a few approvals on the market worldwide," says André Sinanian, President and CEO of MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH.
MTU invested some 30 million euros at its Ludwigsfelde location in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, the company will continue to invest in the ongoing modernization and expansion of facilities and infrastructure, including the new affiliate MTU Maintenance Coating Services.
MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg is growing continuously, both in the repair of commercial aero engines and industrial gas turbines, for which the site is the center of excellence within the MTU Group under the MTU Power brand. This growth affects not only the portfolio, but also the operating area, revenues and number of employees.
MTU Aero Engines AG is Germany's leading engine manufacturer. The company is a technological leader in low-pressure turbines, high-pressure compressors, turbine center frames as well as manufacturing processes and repair techniques. In the commercial OEM business, the company plays a key role in the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-tech components together with international partners. Some 30 percent of today’s active aircraft in service worldwide have MTU components on board. In the commercial maintenance sector the company ranks among the top 3 service providers for commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The activities are combined under the roof of MTU Maintenance. In the military arena, MTU Aero Engines is Germany's industrial lead company for practically all engines operated by the country's military. MTU operates a network of locations around the globe; Munich is home to its corporate headquarters. In fiscal 2018, the company had a workforce of some 10,000 employees and posted consolidated sales of approximately 4.6 billion euros.