ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Boeing opened its newest distribution center in Hensteadt-Ulzburg, Germany, expanding capacity to meet growing demand across Europe for specialized materials and chemicals.

 The facility will serve a broad customer base, including commercial airlines, business, and general aviation, original equipment manufacturers, and their subcontractors in the commercial and defense sectors. At more than 200,000 sq. ft., the new center will be one of the largest and most technologically-advanced Boeing facilities. This location will help supply more than 6,000 airlines, suppliers, and component manufacturers with chemicals and specialty materials.

"Opening this new site in Germany positions us to deliver more services to regional operators to keep their fleets running safely, efficiently, and sustainably," said Stephanie Pope, CEO of Boeing Global Services.

"With the growing demand for these products, we need to provide our customers in the region with the chemical and specialty materials they need, when and where they need them."

The facility meets high sustainability standards and will be seeking Gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). To minimize the environmental footprint, the building is equipped with a heat pump and a photovoltaic system that will be installed on the roof in 2023. There will also be charging stations for e-cars available at the site.

"The opening of this distribution center will help grow Boeing's commitment to Germany and the European aerospace market," said Dr. Michael Haidinger, president of Boeing Germany.

"Our goal is to support the long-term growth of the aerospace industry in the region and consolidate Boeing's leading position in the European distribution services market. We are pleased to have a site that also sets sustainable standards and offers our employees a state-of-the-art workplace."