AJW Group has opened a new 35,000 sq. ft warehouse in Milan to primarily support easyJets EU operations as part of the recently signed complete supply chain solution contract.
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The new EU facility located adjacent to Malpensa airport, Milan, holds significant inventory of over 10,000 lines of stock across 3,000 part numbers of rotable, repairable and C&E items. With 30 staff delivering a 24/7/365 operation and operating under easyJet’s part 145 approval, the EU network will be fully supported by a bespoke logistics service from this new facility.
Despite global travel restrictions and numerous local lockdowns, AJW has succeeded in implementing the project on schedule, with physical infrastructure, IT and recruitment completed, and further training ongoing. The facility was added to easyJet’s MOE in December 2020 and the stock transition was performed throughout December and early January. The facility went live from 28th January, supporting the easyJet network.
The opening of the new EU facility will ensure an ongoing efficient delivery of spares to easyJet aircraft across Europe and will speed up operational recovery with improved logistic links by supporting network locations close to the hub.
Brendan McConnellogue, easyJet’s Director of Engineering and Maintenance said: "The opening of the Milan facility has shown what can be achieved through close collaboration between AJW and easyJet, and the achievement is made even more impressive considering the impacts of COVID-19. The facility will further improve our logistics network in support of the European based fleet. The opening of this facility allows us to continue to serve our customers whilst maintaining safety as our number one priority."
Tom De Geytere, Chief Sales Officer of AJW Group, commented: “The outstanding team effort to deliver this project on-time during a global pandemic is celebratory. The agility and ‘can do’ attitude of AJW was exemplary despite ever changing travel restrictions and local lockdowns. Our cross-functional teams have worked incredibly hard to deliver. We are thankful for the collaboration we have received from easyJet and the engagement of our local freight partner, who assisted in delivering under tight time pressures as a trusted and reliable partner. We look forward to ensuring that easyJet’s EU services continue to operate seamlessly.”