Gulfstream Aerospace has opened its European customer support parts distribution center after moving it from the London area to a 25,000-sq-ft (2,323-sq-m) facility in the Fokker Logistics Park adjacent to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, the Savannah, Georgia-based airframer announced today. The facility, which is now fully operational, has already received more than $20 million in inventory. By the end of the year, it will carry $28 million in inventory, according to Gulfstream.
“We made this move to ensure the continued speedy delivery of parts and materials to customers in the EU,” said Gulfstream Customer Support president Derek Zimmerman. “In preparation for Brexit, we began moving parts from our London Heathrow-area distribution center into Amsterdam several months ago.” He added that the stock already in Amsterdam has been customs-cleared into the EU.
Zimmerman also noted that UK-based customers will continue to receive support from the OEM’s service center at London Luton Airport, which has $45 million in parts inventory. “Parts supply and availability in the UK remain a high priority for our organization as the larger European market evolves,” he said.