F. LIST CANADA opening production facility in Greater Montréal
Aircraft cabin specialist targets 100 jobs by 2020
Montréal, April 7, 2017 – F. LIST CANADA CORP., a subsidiary of F. LIST GMBH, a global manufacturer of high-class interiors for business and private jets in Austria, will set-up in the Greater Montréal area by opening a new production facility by the end of 2017. This investment of more than $20 million is expected to create 100 jobs by the year 2020.
“This state-of-the-art facility will bring us closer to our main customers in North America, resulting in shorter production lead-times, faster deliveries and greater flexibility,” says Michael Groiss, Chief Executive Officer of F. LIST, based in Thomasberg, Lower Austria. “It will also enable us to provide better on-site support for innovative products delivered from our Austrian plant, while bolstering our aftermarket services for business and executive jets.”
The new production plant, which will initially employ 15 specialists, will also house offices, a showroom and a veneer selection area as part of its designation as F. LIST’s Veneer Competence Centre for flame retardant wood veneers, key components of its interior finishing business.
“As a major global aerospace centre, Montréal is an ideal location for F. LIST to expand its operations to serve its North American customers,” says Hubert Bolduc, President and CEO of Montréal International, noting that major North American aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 integrators are already working with the company. “F. LIST is positioning itself as a technological leader in its sector and Montréal International is very proud that a few years of mutual exchanges led to this decision to select our city for growing its business.”
The Montréal subsidiary of F. LIST is one of four located around the world: the other three are in Brazil, United States and Germany.
Greater Montréal is one of the world’s three leading aerospace capitals, along with Seattle and Toulouse. The region is home to nearly 200 companies specialized in aerospace that together generate over $15.5 billion (CAN) in sales each year, employ more than 40,000 highly-skilled workers, and account for 55% of Canada’s total aerospace production.
About F. LIST GMBH (www.f-list.at)
LIST GMBH, from Thomasberg, Lower Austria, is a global manufacturer of high-class interiors for business and private jets, mega yachts and luxury residences with more than 700 employees. Passion, reliability and visionary spirit determine every step of this Austrian family business. Its services range from planning and development to engineering and manufacturing of the exclusive interiors.
About Montréal International (www.montrealinternational.com)
Established in 1996, Montréal International is a non-profit organization funded by the private sector, the governments of Canada and Québec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and the City of Montréal. Its mission is to attract foreign investment, international organizations and skilled talent to Greater Montréal.