Fokker Elmo announces its new manufacturing facility in Izmir, Turkey
Today Fokker Elmo, a division of Stork Aerospace, and the Aegean Free
Zone Development & Operating Company (ESBAS) have signed the official
contract for the start of a new wiring systems factory for Aircraft
and Engines in the Aegean Free Zone in Izmir Turkey. The facility
will manufacture wiring systems for aircraft programs of major Fokker
Elmo customers like Boeing, EADS/Airbus and Lockheed Martin. The
facility is expected to be fully operational in the third quarter of
2008. The facility size is approx. 8.000 sqr. Mtr (80.000 sqr. Ft)
and is expected to grow to 300- 500 employees and a 50 mio Euro
turnover in five years. The Stork investment in this facility is 12
The Aegean Free Zone in Izmir has been chosen because of the good
conditions that have been created for international companies in
terms of business development, labour, set up time, and environment.
Also the excellent cooperation with the Under Secretariat for Defence
(SSM) has positively influenced the choice for Turkey and Izmir.
Fokker Elmo customers Boeing, EADS and Lockheed Martin were closely
involved and supportive from the start of this project.
Fokker Elmo, is a Stork Aerospace operating company and
internationally recognized as a prime specialist in electrical
interconnection systems for aircraft and aircraft engines, the
company holds a number two market position. The Izmir Facility is the
fourth location of Fokker Elmo, the company already owns factories in
the Netherlands, China and the USA.
Jan Lagasse, Managing Director of Fokker Elmo, said: "A tremendous
performance has been achieved by a large multidisciplinary Fokker
Elmo team in partnership with ESBAS, SSM and our customers Boeing,
EADS and Lockheed Martin. Within a very short time and working
simultaneously an excellent location has been found where we can
set-up our new facility and apply our proven business model. With the
increased global presence and using our unique Wiring Design and
Manufacturing System we can even better serve our aerospace and
Kaya Tuncer, Chairman of ESBAS, welcomes Fokker Elmo and wishes Mr.
Jan Lagasse and his team success in their operations at ESBAS. He
indicated that the ESBAS team will continue to provide its full
support to his firm in achieving their goals Fokker Elmo will be an
important addition to ESBAS's efforts to create an Aerospace,
Aviation, and Avionics Cluster (AAA Cluster) at the Aegean Free Zone,
Turkey's foremost, hi-tech industrial park. Mr Tuncer added
that-with substantial progress being made to develop an ESBAS
Technical Training Center-well-qualified labor for Fokker Elmo and
other aerospace firms such as PFW and Lisi will be abundantly
available in Izmir.
Stork Aerospace develops and produces advanced structures and
electrical systems for the aerospace industry, and supplies
integrated maintenance services and products to aircraft owners and
operators. In 2006 the group achieved a turnover of ¤ 548 million
with 3,532 employees out of the total Stork turnover of ¤ 2.09
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