AJW Group, the industry leading supply chain solutions provider, with global parts, supply chain solutions and maintenance services, said it has launched the AJW Technique Interiors, which strengthens the established AJW Technique brand .
Announced at AIX 2021, AJW has signed a 10-year partnership agreement with the largest seat cover manufacturing facility in Europe. AJW said it joins forces with Autostop Aviation, the producers of SkyLeather®, the revolutionary synthetic leather for airlines, designed by the automotive industry, to offer this world-class product to its global customer base.
According to AJW, SkyLeather®, available in any colour and grain, is a new cost-effective, lightweight, and unparalleled product boasting advanced durability, soft to touch, antimicrobial and, with easy clean technology. The Polyurethane synthetic leather is both vegan and eco-friendly.
Autostop bring years of automotive seat cover manufacturing experience into this product, to meet quality and compliance demands of aviation. The partnership offers airlines lean seat cover manufacturing with embedded Six Sigma principles, practiced as standard in the automotive. With 1mm quality tolerances and volume pricing, airlines benefit from the highest reliability and efficiency.
The in-house, synthetic leather production gives airlines the opportunity to benefit from a one-stop-shop facility, with design, development, testing and production of seat covers, all housed under one roof.
Christopher Whiteside, Chairman and CEO of AJW Group, comments: “AJW prides itself on transforming aviation efficiency, and the announcement of the new AJW Technique Interiors division offering synthetic leather, seat cover manufacturing, life vest pouches and carpet kitting, to name a few, will bring game changing savings and efficiencies to airlines across the globe.”
Sajedah Rustom, CEO of AJW Technique, also comments: “We are ecstatic to expand the renowned Technique brand into aircraft interiors, delivering world-class services to our customers, who have come to regard us as their dependable, one-stop source for flawless repair execution.”