Satys annonces its takeover of ATE’s paint site in Châteauroux (France)

site employees of Châteauroux with Christophe Cador, CEO, Fabien Roulades, Managing Director and Thierry Melet, Aftermarket & VIP Painting Director of Satys

The Commercial Court of Toulouse on 10 October 2019 chose the industrial project of the Toulouse Satys Group to take over the ATE (Aéro Technique Espace) aircraft painting site in Châteauroux. ATE has been in recovery proceedings since 17 May 2019.

Based at the Marcel Dassault Airport in Châteauroux, ATE employs about forty people and has four paint hangars for wide-body aircraft. This site will complete Satys Group’s range of services, a key industrial player that has experienced steady growth over the last few years.

 Châteauroux, Satys Group’s centre of excellence in Europe for repainting aircraft

“Châteauroux will become our centre of excellence in Europe for the repainting ("Aftermarket Painting") of long-haul aircraft in Europe with a target of 50 aircraft per year. The know-how of the Satys Group combined with that of the Châteauroux teams will enable us to offer a quality and competitive service that meets the requirements of air operators. We will invest in this site. And we are taking on this challenge in France”, said Christophe Cador, Satys CEO.

“By 2019, we will have painted a total of 250 aircraft for the Aftermarket Painting activity and expect the activity to double by 2022,” explained Thierry Melet, Satys Aftermarket & VIP Painting Director.

I would like to highlight how the professionalism and recognized competence of both the Satys and ATE teams in Chateauroux played an important role in this recovery operation. I would also like to thank our customers and the Centre-Val de Loire Region, owner of the Marcel Dassault Airport in Châteauroux for their ongoing trust,” emphasized Christophe Cador.

Satys sets up shop in Hungary

from left to right  Dr Rolf Schnitzler, CEO of Budapest Airport and Christophe Cador, CEO of Satys

 

Satys is continuing to expand its Aftermarket & VIP Painting division globally, and will be able to offer even more aircraft repainting for its customers with 2 new paint hangars in Budapest planned from October 2020.

Therefore, Satys decided to set up shop in Hungary, in particular at the Budapest Airport, one of the largest maintenance centres in Europe. With more than 12 maintenance bays in the airport, Thierry Melet, Managing Director of the Aftermarket & VIP Painting Division, tells us that there is a real interest in establishing an aircraft painting centre here. Budapest Airport will invest in the construction of painting hangars designed by Satys. Our teams will be in charge of operating in these new hangars.

Satys further develops its aircraft repainting business

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.

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