CHEP Aerospace Solutions’ acquisition of eps-Aircraft Services extends repair network in Germany
CHEP Aerospace Solutions has just announced the
acquisition of eps-Aircraft Services GmbH, the leading cargo and
galley equipment repair services provider in Frankfurt, Germany.
This follows a recent acquisition from Nordisk Aviation Products in
Copenhagen, and the opening of an owned repair facility in Doha,
Qatar, extending the CHEP Aerospace Solutions repair network to
more than 50 stations worldwide.
Located in Kelsterbach, close to Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport,
eps-Aircraft Services operates three workshops with a total space
of 2,300 square metres and employs 27 staff. The company serves
many global carriers and service providers including Air Canada,
Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Envirotainer, Jettainer, Lufthansa,
Swiss, Thai Airways and United Airlines.
eps-Aircraft Services Managing Director and co-founder, Erika
Bühring-Koss, said: "After running eps-Aircraft Services for more
than 20 years as a family business we are very pleased to have
found in CHEP Aerospace Solutions a strategic owner who will not
only guarantee continuity for the business, its customers,
management and staff, but also bring considerable additional
opportunities to grow and expand the business. With CHEP's global
repair contracts as well as its additional repair volumes from its
pooling customer base in Germany, we are all looking forward to
working with our new owners and jointly opening a new chapter in
the future of our business."
CHEP Aerospace Solutions President, Dr Ludwig Bertsch, said:
"Our move into Frankfurt is extremely important strategically, and
complements our extensive network of ULD (unit load
device) and galley-cart repair stations. eps-Aircraft Services has
an exceptional reputation in our industry, high quality standards
that match CHEP's, and excellent overlaps with our existing
customer network. We look forward to welcoming the
Frankfurt team under the continued leadership of Erika Bühring-Koss
to the CHEP business, and to them playing an important part in our
continued growth and success."