Lufthansa Technik expands facility, planning to add jobs
16 Nov 2017
Lufthansa Technik Component Services celebrated their expansion to a new hangar with technical investments that are planned to bring new jobs to Tulsa at a recent ribbon cutting.
The event hosted Gov. Mary Fallin, Mayor G.T. Bynum and German dignitaries as they cut the ribbon and officially opened the expansion.
The Tulsa operation is quickly becoming the lead outpost for the German-owned company’s investments in North America. Lufthansa Technik currently employs close to 600 employees at its eight locations on the continent and plans to add even more jobs to Tulsa with the recent expansion.
“By ensuring work is done in the region for the region, we are forecasting an annual growth rate of more than 20 percent,” said Stephen Fondell, managing director and head of product division components in Tulsa. “Besides increasing our regional production footprint to be closer to our customers, gaining a better understanding of the evolving needs of the market will allow us to develop next-generation customized solutions for their problems.”
Bynum lauded Lufthansa’s investment in Tulsa and their commitment to being a leader among Tulsa’s robust aerospace industry.
“The aerospace industry is an important economic driver for Tulsa, and we are very lucky to have a strong partner in Lufthansa Technik that is doubling their current facility footprint and creating jobs in our city,” Bynum said. “We appreciate Lufthansa’s continued investment in Tulsa and with collaboration between the City of Tulsa, Tulsa International Airport and the Chamber of Commerce, we are working very hard to ensure aerospace remains a key component of the Tulsa economic growth plans for years to come.”