ACL Airshop opens new manufacturing center in Greenville SC
May 17, 2019: Today ACL Airshop, a steadily growing leader in products and services for the global air cargo and airlines industry, will open its ultramodern new manufacturing center in Greenville SC.
South Carolina is one of the fastest growing states in the USA’s aerospace industry, and the Southeast USA is one of the fastest growing regional concentrations of aerospace and aviation-related enterprises in the world.
The company describes the opening ceremony of this center as the “A Celebration of Aerospace Growth in South Carolina”.
The company has doubled in the past three years. Its fleet of Unit Load Devices such as air cargo pallets and containers (“ULD’s”) has doubled through aggressive internal investment from under 25,000 units to over 50,000 and steadily increasing. Its supply chain for manufacturing resources stretches from Germany to China and Taiwan, and is now anchored by the large South Carolina production center.
Steve Townes, CEO of ACL Airshop and founder of Ranger Aerospace, 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 airlines clients. The company is especially adept at short-term leasing solutions when customers need spares at times of peak or unexpected loads. ACL Airshop also offers long-term multiyear ULD fleet management programs coupled with its sophisticated ULD Control logistics services and even Bluetooth real-time tracking and tracing.
Over the past 35 years, ACL Airshop has become a leading worldwide one-stop shop for leasing, sales, repairs, logistics control of Unit Load Devices, and cargo control manufacturing.
ACL Airshop LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ranger Airshop Holdings, Inc., the latest aerospace consolidation platform created by Ranger Aerospace and its 4 large institutional investment partners.