Boeing expands strong presence in Europe with new chemical warehouse

New location will allow Boeing to expand capacity and product portfolio and meet high sustainability standards

Building upon Boeing’s strong presence in Europe, a state-of-the-art chemical warehouse was recently opened near Hamburg, Germany.  The site will provide expanded customer service to more than 6,000 airlines, suppliers and component manufacturers. The new facility will serve as Boeing’s European hub for chemicals and specialty materials, supported by secure storage capabilities and a strong local transportation system. Automatic guided vehicles and advanced conveyor systems add to the facility’s state of the art capabilities.

“Boeing has a major presence within the region with more than 1,000 employees based at 11 Boeing sites from Hamburg to Munich,” said William Ampofo, senior vice president of Boeing Parts & Supply Chain. “Boeing supports more than 23,000 jobs through our supply chain and other activities in Germany and our new facility builds on this foundation of regional economic leadership.”

The new facility also supports Boeing’s commitment to sustainable aerospace operations, and will be seeking Gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). To minimize the environmental footprint, the building is equipped with a heat pump and a photovoltaic system that will be installed on the roof in 2023. There will also be charging stations for e-cars available at the site.  The facility features chemical segregation compartments, environmental protection equipment, photovoltaic panels and e-charging stations for cars and bikes.

Approximately 300 Boeing employees will work in a 24/7 operation at the facility to help operators maintain their fleets.  

“Today was a very important day for us here in Henstedt-Ulzburg”, said Timo Balke, regional director of Operations. “The official opening of our new site was a key milestone for our parts and distribution business in the region and we are very proud of our employees who have worked tirelessly for months to get our new distribution center online. With our new site, we are in a very strong position in the market and will deliver best services to our customers in Europe and beyond.”

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