The French Industrial Group Satys further develops its “aircraft repainting” business in Europe by acquiring Air Livery (UK)
On October 1st Satys acquired the company Air Livery one of Europe’s leaders in the aircraft repainting business for more than 25 years.
The Air Livery headquarters are located at the Norwich Airport and it operates eight hangars on five sites in the United Kingdom (Norwich, Manchester, East Midlands, Cambridge and Southend) as well as one in Bratislava, Slovakia. The company paints over 200, long and short-hauI aircraft as well as corporate jets per year. It forecasts a turnover of £17m for 2018/19 and has 170 employees.
This acquisition will allow Satys to consolidate its repainting activity (“aftermarket”) and complement the current network: Paris - Le Bourget, Lelystad, Casablanca, Haikou (China) and Dubai (opening scheduled end 2019).
Operations will be supplemented with a long-range hangar in Europe in 2019.
This acquisition offers new possibilities as Air Livery has expertise in support and engineering (Part 145), graphics, external markings and sticker production.
On May 24th 2018 Satys bought the Spanish company Kelox which was founded in 1959 with locations in Madrid and Pennsylvania (USA).
Kelox is specialized in rail equipment through the design and supply of galley systems and the provision of related services to builders of rolling stock and railway operators worldwide. Main core business activities are refrigerated systems, stainless steel equipment and interior developments by carrying out turn-key projects.
In Madrid, Kelox has a design and engineering office, a 2000 m2 factory and a test laboratory with Iris and EN 15085 certifications.
Among its main customers are Alstom (the company recently chosen by Alstom for the Amtrak project, high speed trains in North America), Hitachi, Siemens, Talgo.
Kelox will strengthen and complete the Satys Interiors Railway division (formerly SMTC).
Luis Azorín, Managing Director of Kelox “Kelox is very happy to integrate a group as ambitious as Satys which will allow the company to continue to develop in the rail market. This integration couldn’t have been possible without the satisfaction and support of our customers as well as the expertise and know-how of our teams. ”
Christophe Jenny, Managing Director of Satys Interiors Railway “We are pleased to integrate Kelox into our group. This acquisition will allow Satys to offer a wider range of products and relevant skills.”