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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