Airbus (Tianjin) Logistics, the European planemaker’s Chinese supply chain management centre, is now fully operational. The brand new facility in the Tianjin Free Trade Zone Comprehensive Bonded Area will offer a logistical support for Airbus’ industrial cooperation programmes in China.
Airbus currently uses several companies in China to develop components for its aircraft, located in cities as far apart as Chengdu, Xi’an and Harbin. The new logistics facility aims to coordinate the Chinese supply chain, increasing the efficiency of the Airbus production lines and reducing logistics costs.
“Airbus (Tianjin) Logistics will provide strong support to all industrial exchanges between China and the rest of the world, which are needed as a result of our expanding industrial activities in China. The Airbus logistics centre in Tianjin is another step forward in our cooperation with Tianjin, where we already have the A320 Family Final Assembly Line and Delivery Centre,” said Laurence Barron, Airbus’ President for China. “This improvement in our logistics set-up will also support the production of the A350 XWB, of which five percent of the airframe will be manufactured in China.”