ACL Airshop to open new manufacturing centre today

posted on 17th May 2019 by Justin Burns

Unit load device (ULD) company ACL Airshop will today open a new state-of-the-art manufacturing centre in Greenville, South Carolina.

The company will hold ‘A Celebration of Aerospace Growth in South Carolina’ ribbon-cutting event to highlight the global growth of ACL Airshop.

The company has doubled in the past three years. Its fleet of ULDs such as air cargo pallets and containers has doubled through aggressive internal investment from under 25,000 units to over 50,000 and steadily increasing.

ACL Airshop’s supply chain for manufacturing resources stretches from Germany to China and Taiwan, and is now anchored by the large South Carolina production centre.

The company has doubled its service footprint to more than half of the world’s top 100 air cargo hub airports.

ACL Airshop chief executive officer, Steve Townes said: “We could have outsourced this entire expansion to lower cost overseas locations, but instead we made a deliberate decision to build and grow right here at home.

“All around the world, we are continuously improving ACL Airshop with better capacity, upgraded facilities, new technology and logistics systems offerings, and other enhancements for our many scores of airlines customers.”

With service presence on six continents, ACL Airshop manufactures, sells, leases, repairs, and logistically manages ULD fleets for airline clients.