Estonian aircraft maintenance company opens new warehouse at Gatwick ({{commentsTotal}})

A plane being fitted out in Tallinn by Estonian firm Magnetic MRO. Source: (Sander Ilves/Postimees/Scanpix)

Estonian aircraft maintenance company Magnetic MRO opened a warehouse at Gatwick, the UK's second-largest airport, which will enable it to improve the supply of goods to its customers.

Establishing a warehouse at Gatwick was part of Magnetic MRO's growth strategy and reflected customers' growing interest in its services, the company said.

CEO Jonas Butautis said that the new warehouse will allow Magnetic MRO to be closer to its customers as the airport offers daily connections to all major partners. Gatwick also is the location of the company's subsidiary MAC Interiors, which specializes in aircraft interiors production and engineering.

"The UK is seen as a logistical hub for our European and global customers in spare parts trading and other MRO services," explained Butautis. "Our expansion into aircraft part-out projects demands a dedicated, centrally located warehousing hub and Gatwick is a natural fit."

In mid-July, Magnetic MRO expanded to the airports of Milan, Vilnius, Copenhagen, Oulu as well as Gallivare, where it launched line maintenance outstations.

After restructuring its business model and expanding its services portfolio, Magnetic MRO managed to earn 36.5 million euros in revenue last year, a 121 percent increase on 2014.

The revenue jump secured a profit of 2.3 million euros for the company which had ended with a loss of 315,685 euros a year earlier. The new strategy and expanded portfolio enabled the company to reduce the seasonal effect of maintenance and tackle previously overlooked business opportunities, the board said in its annual report.

Editor: Editor: Aili Sarapik

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