October 10 2023  |  Partnerships, Collaborations & Acquisitions

ZIM Aircraft Seating acquires HAECO Cabin Solutions

By Alex Preston

Expansion into North America further strengthens ZIM’s global footprint

ZIM Aircraft Seating has acquired HAECO Cabin Solutions, a manufacturer of Economy and Premium Economy passenger seats, from HAECO Group.

HAECO Cabin Solutions also performs a full range of reconfiguration programs through its Organizational Designation Authorizations (ODA) and has a broad array of manufactured products including a full range of galleys, lavatories, Wi-Fi adapter plates and stowage products.

“We are delighted to welcome HAECO Cabin Solutions and its excellent and dedicated team into the ZIM Group,” said Sven Achilles, CEO in an October 5 press release.

“This acquisition is a game-changer. It will strengthen our international market position and allows us to leverage the strengths of both companies: The expertise and passion to deliver unparalleled Economy and Premium Economy seating solutions. Joining forces and creating a dynamic future-oriented thinking organization will drive excellent service and innovative passenger seating solutions for the benefit of all our customers. Finally, the advantage of risk mitigation by gaining access to another pool of highly skilled employees that will also benefit from this merger and to a broader supplier base are topped by the integration of a fully equipped testing facility and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ODA approval which will significantly help us speed up new product development and focus on the Zero Emission Cabin effort of OEMs in the future,” added Achilles.

After the acquisition, ZIM Aircraft Seating and HAECO Cabin Solutions will trade as ZIM Group.

“With the takeover of HAECO Cabin Solutions, ZIM Group becomes the world’s fourth-largest aircraft seat manufacturer with a significantly expanded product portfolio as well as customer base,” added Raffael Rogg, Operating Partner at AURELIUS and Executive Board Member of ZIM Group.

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