In a move to further drive the digital transformation of aircraft MRO, Lufthansa Technik has integrated Lufthansa Industry Solutions (LHIND) as a 100% subsidiary.
The expertise of more than 2,300 digital experts will be incorporated into Lufthansa Technik’s projects, and LHIND’s growth with customers from various industries will also continue.
With the closer integration, Lufthansa Technik will be able to provide even more digital services in addition to the recently announced Digital Tech Ops Ecosystem. Most recently, Lufthansa Technik had already announced the acquisition of AMOS software for the technical support of aircraft.
With the acquisition of LHIND, the IT experts will work even more closely with Lufthansa Technik on the digitisation of core MRO processes, with the aim of improving products with faster turnaround times and competitive prices for customers. Furthermore, the expanded collaboration with LHIND will enable additional services related to Lufthansa Technik’s Digital Tech Ops Ecosystem, which gives access to nearly the whole tech ops data stream. The company says this enables a wide range of digital analytics in the technical operations process. LHIND already supports the main players of the ecosystem AVIATAR, AMOS and flydocs and will, for example, further expand its services such as the implementation and integration of the aforementioned systems at customers.
“With LHIND’s highly specialised and dedicated colleagues at our side, we are getting ever closer to our strategic goal of leading the digital transformation of the MRO industry,” said Dr William Willms, CFO of Lufthansa Technik. “On the one hand, no other IT service provider understands us as well as LHIND, and on the other hand, we benefit enormously from the knowledge transfer that LHIND can provide, as they are active in many different industries. MRO IT services and digitalisation will be a focus growth field for Lufthansa Technik in the coming years, with further complementary add-ons to follow.”
LHIND will remain an independent entity with its own management and market presence. The company plans to likewise continue to grow with companies outside the aviation industry.
“We are pleased to be moving even closer to Lufthansa Technik,” said Joern Messner, CEO of LHIND. “The clear commitment to give us space and resources for further growth creates scope for innovation and, above all, room for ‘big moves’, i.e. major entrepreneurial projects or ventures in future fields such as digitalisation or sustainability.”
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