Spirit AeroSystems celebrates site expansion in Malaysia

Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] has marked the expansion of its manufacturing operations in Subang, Malaysia with the opening of the site´s new logistics warehouse, the company said.

The 50,000-square-foot facility will accommodate increasing volumes of assembly work on aerostructure components for commercial airliners.

Officially opened by Spirit President and CEO at an event with invited guests and Spirit employees, the expansion will free up other manufacturing space and improve the site´s capacity to rapidly build complex aerostructures for high-rate production programs at competitive cost.

The warehouse is adjacent to other buildings on Spirit´s campus in the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre near Kuala Lumpur. The building and its supporting infrastructure have been designed with future expansion in mind, giving the company flexibility to eventually add another 75,000 square feet of warehousing space.

Spirit AeroSystems Inc. designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company´s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world´s premier aircraft.