Bloomfield Hills-based manufacturer TriMas Aerospace has announced a partnership with Switzerland-based logistics company Kuehne + Nagel to establish a European logistics hub in Contern, Luxembourg.
The expansion is a result of TriMas’ expanding profile in the region with Airbus, Safran, and Sonaca as customers. The new logistics hub is expected to be able to serve TriMas’ European customers by the third quarter of 2020.
“The establishment of this new support location in Europe is aligned with TriMas Aerospace’s long-term strategy to expand our global presence in support of the global commercial and defense customer base,” says Thomas Amato, TriMas president and CEO.
“TriMas Aerospace is focused on leveraging a broad value proposition of innovative products, integrating its customers’ automated assembly processes, tailoring logistics solutions, and driving operational excellence.”
Kuehne + Nagel is a global third-party logistics provider with a large European presence that TriMas expects will fulfill its warehousing and logistics requirements. The new logistics hub will allow TriMas to pre-position product to support its European customers.
“Kuehne + Nagel makes an ideal partner to service our growing European customer base,” says John Schaefer, president of TriMas Aerospace. “We are pleased with the launch of this strategic alliance and look forward to our expansion efforts over the next several years.”
TriMas Aerospace designs and produces various fasteners, solid rivets, and complex components and subassemblies on a global scale for commercial and military aerospace use under the brands Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, Allfast Fastening Systems, Mac Fasteners, RSA Engineered Products, and Martinic Engineering.
TriMas has about 3,500 employees in 11 countries.