The openings are scheduled for May 25, 2011 and May 27, 2011 respectively and will enable Avio-Diepen Hong Kong Ltd. to provide even more effective and efficient aviation material management service to it’s customers throughout the region. The distribution center in Melbourne is managed and operated by John Holland Aviation Services and in Singapore by Safran Electronics Asia Pte Ltd.
General Manager of John Holland’s Aviation Services business, Ian Wolfe, said: “We are delighted to be appointed as the distribution center for Avio-Diepen Hong Kong Ltd. This new partnership consolidates the scope of our service offering and further positions John Holland Aviation Services as the leading independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services in Australasia.”
Frank Scherer, Managing Director of Safran Electronics Asia Pte Ltd. shared his vision, “We consider the local warehousing program developed with Avio-Diepen Hong Kong Ltd. as a major step to improve our material management concept and we are confident that such a partnership will benefit to our operations and end-user customers.”
Leonard Fok, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Avio-Diepen Hong Kong Ltd. expressed his appreciation, “We are delighted to work closely together with our strategic business partners – John Holland Aviation Services and Safran Electronics Asia Pte Ltd. to expand our distribution capability and capacity in Melbourne and Singapore to provide more value-added services to our customers in Asia Pacific. “
Avio-Diepen offers value adding supply chain solutions by combining parts distribution of factory new certified components with tailored services to Airline, MRO and OEM customers throughout the world. Avio-Diepen helps customers reduce direct and indirect costs by reducing lead-times, consolidating suppliers, implementing supply chain solutions, kitting and other services. Avio-Diepen’s innovative solutions and strategic locations enable worldwide service while keeping stock close to the customer, regardless of location. Avio-Diepen has offices and distribution centers near Amsterdam, London, Dubai, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.
About John Holland
John Holland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings Limited (ASX: LEI), is one of Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and services providers to the infrastructure, energy and resources and transport services sectors. Operating across Australia and in New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East, John Holland’s business is driven by its collaborative approach to project delivery and its diversity of skills and capabilities. Its operating principles - People, Performance, Partnerships and Profit – are a key focus in the way John Holland conducts its business.
John Holland’s experience covers a wide range of contracting and services capabilities, from tunneling, communications, building and civil construction solutions in the infrastructure sector to the delivery of major water and environment, energy, mining and minerals and industrial projects in the energy and resources sector. John Holland is also a leading provider of services to the transport sector, with industry leading skills in railway construction, operations and maintenance, aviation services and ports infrastructure and maintenance.
John Holland’s strength lies in its ability to deliver diverse, complex and challenging major projects, its partnership approach to client relationships and absolute commitment to people and careers. John Holland has over 60 years experience, work in hand of over $7 billion and over 8,000 people across Australia.
About Safran Electronics Asia Pte Ltd.
Based in Singapore, Safran Electronics Asia Pte Ltd. is a joint-venture between Sagem (51%) and Singapore Airlines Engineering Company (SIAEC). It is the Asia-Pacific maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for the Safran group’s avionics and electronics equipment. In addition to repair and spare distribution, the company provides technical and commercial support for airline customers on behalf of some of the Safran’s OEMs in the Asia-Pacific region including China.