CHEP Aerospace Solutions has acquired a Unit Load Device (ULD) services site in Copenhagen from ULD manufacturer Nordisk Aviation Products. This follows the acquisition of Driessen Services by CHEP’s parent company Brambles in November last year.
Located at Copenhagen Airport, the site provides capacity to repair up to 12,000 ULDs each year, in addition to thousands of galley carts. As the hub for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and increasingly a distribution hub for a number of major Middle East and Asian carriers, Copenhagen Airport is considered the hub of Northern Europe.
CHEP Aerospace Solutions Director, Global Maintenance and Repair, James Everett, said: “Our move into Copenhagen complements our extensive network of ULD and galley cart repair stations. In addition to serving SAS, one of our key clients, the site also provides a great opportunity for other airlines to save fuel costs in shipping damaged containers, pallets or galley carts by having them repaired here in Denmark.”
Frode Ljøterud, President of Nordisk Aviation Products, said: “Nordisk has provided ULD Maintenance and Repair Organisation (MRO) services through numerous stations over the past years. It was important to enable continuous MRO service at Copenhagen to SAS, and to secure the employment of our co-workers. The agreement with CHEP Aerospace Solutions enabled us to meet our objectives, as CHEP is a strong and sustainable partner and employer.”