Austria-headquartered F/List, a specialist in the production of luxury interiors for business and private jets as well as residences, has opened its fourth North American operation, in Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The new location, selected to be closer to a growing portfolio of customers in southern Florida and to further support an expanding customer roster across North America, joins existing F/List sites in Denver (Colorado), Savannah (Georgia) and Montreal (Quebec, Canada) and becomes the latest addition to a global network of 10 locations.
The new facility is made up of two independent properties. The 11,500ft² footprint in Davie incorporates a sample selection area displaying the company’s materials; a design showroom; an upholstery studio; a cabinetry workshop; and a paint booth to satisfy specialised varnishing requirements. Supplementing the full-scale facility, a 30-minute drive away, is a secondary 1,700ft² workshop at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, to streamline customer services and improve delivery efficiencies to clients at the airport.
F/List Fort Lauderdale’s services for private aviation clients range from minor cosmetic on-wing repairs of leather, veneer and cabin refurbishments to complete interior cabin design. For owners and managers of luxury residences, boutique hotels and exclusive interior spaces, the F/List global business creates individually crafted pieces that extend from custom-made pieces of furniture to complete interior renovation.
The new operation will be led by F/List veteran Stefan Rust, who brings extensive company and industry knowledge and experience to the Fort Lauderdale operation, having most recently held the post of managing director for F/List Dubai. Rust is initially leading a team of 13, including a dedicated in-house designer, a team of expert artisans, and a commercial unit. In the first quarter of 2024, it is anticipated the workforce will double to strengthen support for the needs of new and existing customers.
“North America is an extremely important region for our business, which is why we’ve invested in our fourth facility here,” explained Katharina List-Nagl, CEO of F/List. “Our US customer base is growing daily, with airframe manufacturers, aircraft owners and operators, architects, designers and luxury residential proprietors recognising the added value our top quality, innovative and singular products bring to their interiors. We’re excited to add this facility to a dynamic part of the region to ensure continued service excellence and look forward to continued growth across North America.”