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Lufthansa Technik Expands Regional Center of Excellence in Miramar, Florida

Area Development Online News Desk (05/02/2014)
Lufthansa Technik, an aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul firm, will consolidate and expand its South Florida regional Center of Excellence in Miramar, Florida. The firm’s $114,000 capital investment will create 24 jobs in the region.

Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lufthansa Technik Component Services offers a comprehensive bandwidth of aircraft component repair services for hydraulic, pneumatic and avionic components as well as emergency and galley equipment. According to Governor Rick Scott’s Office, expansion of the South Florida branch is due in part to the company’s overall strategy of expansion worldwide and an effort to consolidate and maximize their client services efficiency. In addition, the goal of their expansion is to establish a center of excellence where all major customer service, account management and product sales functions are represented serving as a key component in the growth of the American operations.

“We found the right location for our new office and appreciate the support of the city of Miramar. We look forward to a long term relationship, accommodating our growth in order to support our customers in the Americas,” said Gordon Weller, Senior Director Product Sales and Customer Service and Branch Manager of the LTCS Fort Lauderdale office.

The company considered several factors in its selection of Miramar, including tax incentives, access to international airports, proximity to universities and a strong pool of employees as top advantages. In addition, Miramar was chosen in part due to the growing cluster of aviation businesses that have recently located to the city, the Governor’s Office said.

President/CEO of Enterprise Florida Gray Swoope said, “The expansion of Lufthansa Technik in Miramar will add great value to Florida’s extensive aviation and aerospace sector. South Florida has maintained its reputation as a place for aviation and aerospace companies to succeed and Lufthansa Technik can take advantage of the resources within the industry as it grows in the Sunshine State.”

Partners that assisted in making the project a success included; Enterprise Florida, the City of Miramar, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

“Florida’s business-friendly policies, strong infrastructure, and resurgent economy have provided an environment for Lufthansa Technik to expand and create additional jobs in Miramar in the aviation industry for Florida families. We appreciate Lufthansa Technik’s confidence in Florida and our labor force,” said Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance President/CEO Bob Swindell added, “We are extremely pleased that Lufthansa Technik Component Services selected Miramar for the expansion of its regional customer service headquarters. The mission of the Alliance is to maintain and grow the presence of target industry companies in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County area that can take advantage of our educated, diverse and talented workforce; transportation access; and highly rated business and personal tax climate. Lufthansa Technik Component Services will be an important part of our strong and growing cluster of aviation companies, specifically those located in the city of Miramar.”

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