Recaro Aircraft Seating unveiled a new streamlined design for its Final Assembly Line (FAL). An inauguration event was held on March 2 and was attended by nearly 100 suppliers, VIPs and RECARO colleagues. Nearly 11,000 square meters of the space was renovated, it features more than 350 meters of conveyor technology for the seats, 60 percent power savings through LED lighting, and an expanded canteen and coffee lounge. More than 4 million euros were invested in the project.
A part of the company’s global space2grow expansion strategy, planning for the new FAL design first kicked off in 2017. The implementation took 15 months of construction time and was completed in January 2023.
“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 and Shareholder. “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.”
Recaro Aircraft Seating is a global supplier of premium aircraft seats for airlines and OEMs. The market leader in economy class seating is known for product innovation, award-winning customer service and “driving comfort in the sky.” As Recaro expands its global footprint, the family-owned company remains committed to reliability, efficiency, sustainable practices and supporting employee growth. Headquartered in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, Recaro employs 2,100 people worldwide across its sites in China, Poland, South Africa and the United States, and earned 260 million euros in revenue in 2021.