Diehl Aerosystems launched its “On-Site-Support Service” (OSS) in Charleston, South Carolina, with a ceremony in the presence of Boeing representatives.
The Diehl OSS in the Leeds area near Charleston, based within a newly refurbished facility covering 5,000 sq ft (550 sq meters), includes a local commercial representative and support staff with the goal of ensuring a seamless flow of Diehl parts for Boeing airplanes assembled in Charleston. Diehl says this local presence will enable them to provide the ability and agility to deliver just-in-time support to the growing demands of the Boeing production system. The facility also has the potential for expansion to support additional activities such as warehousing and kitting along with capacity for potential growth opportunities.
Diehl continues to supply cabin interior lighting solutions for many Boeing aircraft programs. Now in Charleston, Diehl is also providing cabin lining packages and supporting sub-structures for the 787-10 Dreamliner.
Diehl Aerosystems has a long history of presence in the United States. These include a Customer Support Center (CSC) in Sterrett (Alabama), in addition to other CSCs in Toulouse (France) and Singapore for the rest of the world. A facility in Everett near Seattle, Washington, also close to a Boeing site, is covering both a commercial liaison office and OSS services, including warehousing and kitting operation for lighting parts since 2010. Diehl’s OSS organization for the Americas also covers offices close to their customers’ final assembly lines in Mobile, Alabama, and Montreal, Canada.