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Liebherr-Aerospace Saline Expands Michigan Industrial Campus

Liebherr-Aerospace Saline is once again expanding its industrial campus in Michigan, celebrating the groundbreaking for a new building this past June. This marks the fifth expansion for Liebherr-Aerospace Saline since 1993. The new 33,000 ft² (3,065 m²) facility will adjoin the existing heat transfer facility that commenced operations in 2016, enabling the company to meet growing demand for MRO services on a wide variety of commercial aircraft and business jets.

The expansion will support Liebherr-Aerospace Saline’s growing heat transfer aftermarket demand for testing, repair, overhaul, and re-core capacity for Liebherr products installed on Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Mitsubishi, and Bombardier aircraft. Additionally, the new facility will accommodate the internal movement of certain other products, increasing the required landing gear processing capacity at the main facility.

Ann Arbor SPARK has been fortunate to support Liebherr-Aerospace Saline for over a decade. Liebherr exemplifies a quality corporate citizen, continually investing and growing in our region. Their commitment extends beyond their business operations, as they partner with workforce institutions, the local school system, and other companies to support a thriving technical workforce in our backyard.

Recognizing Liebherr-Aerospace Saline’s global success in heat transfer activities, Alex Vlielander, Chief Customer Officer at Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS, remarked, “The positive and overwhelming acceptance by our customers of the heat transfer servicing set-up in Saline has allowed us to expand our offerings worldwide, thus validating our strategy to be close to our customers. Furthermore, by expanding the network we are shortening the overall Turn Around Time by eliminating transportation time, cutting down on cost, and lowering our carbon footprint.”

Ann Arbor SPARK is proud to support Liebherr’s continued growth and success in our region. Their ongoing investment and partnership efforts are a testament to their dedication to the community and the thriving technical workforce in Michigan. We look forward to continuing our support for Liebherr-Aerospace Saline and their impactful contributions to our region.