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APOC opens Singapore warehouse and considers further Asian locations

Karim Grinate

APOC Aviation has opened a new warehouse facility in Singapore – its first outside Europe.

The base will hold stock of A320 family and 737 components, and aims to provide the local market with quicker access to APOC’s spare parts inventory.

APOC Aviation vice president – component sales Karim Grinate commented: “An Asia Pacific base means our stock is in place ready to serve the region as Asian operators get their fleets flying again.

“We believe that through regional deployment, operating in local languages and within the same time zone, we can deliver the fastest and most efficient service to our customers.”

Grinate said the Singapore opening additionally offered a “strategic trading position”, with another Asian warehouse location under consideration. “We are also looking closely at developments in China and Hong Kong,” Grinate said. “In terms of regulations and the USM market, China in particular is working to match standards with Europe and the US. This presents us with a good opportunity to sell our newer aircraft parts across the region.”

APOC is also planning to open a new US hub in the first quarter of 2021.

“The integration of our own proprietary software is complete, packages of our A320 and 737 spares components are on-site, and our local representatives are ready and waiting – so we can officially say that our Singapore facility is open for business,” said Grinate. “We invite local airlines and MROs to get in touch to discuss how APOC can support their business goals.”

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