Paris, Amstelveen, 15 June 2010 - AFI KLM E&M and CEAIEC, the China Eastern Aviation Import & Export Corp., have signed a partnership agreement to set up a logistics center in China. The new China Logistic Center will drive AFI KLM E&M business on China's aircraft components market while ensuring that AFI KLM E&M's Chinese clients enjoy access to a full range of serviceable parts near their home bases.
Well-defined roles. Under the terms of the partnership, AFI KLM E&M is going to supply the components and manage activity end-to-end. CEAIEC, for its part, is responsible for the storage and importing exporting parts to and from France, Netherlands and China. CEAIEC is going to monitor also the local repair stations TAT performance for the logistics processes in PRC including transportation.
Double for AFI KLM E&M customers. By launching this new logistics centre, our Chinese customers benefits from two main advantages: providing required components on time to bring more aircraft availability and optimizing customs-related costs with the aim of offering customers top-quality service at competitive prices. AFI KLM E&M continues to extend its Worldwide Network in order to offer more proximity services to their customers.
About China Eastern Aviation Import & Export Corp.
China Eastern Aviation Import & Export Corp. (CEAIEC) is a specialist in the business of import and export for aviation spare parts, and one of China's biggest professional auto parts suppliers. Certified ISO 9001, CEAIEC has a reputation for supplying top-quality products at competitive prices. It has customers in 20 countries in North and South America, Europe, South East Asia and Africa, and in Japan. The annual import and export business volume is around $1.5 billion, which ranks among the top 100's in China.
About AFI KLM E&M
Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance, which joined forces following the Air France KLM merger, are world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) providers with a joint workforce of over 14,000, offering comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to Engine overhaul and the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 1,230 aircraft operated by 150 major international airlines.