Lufthansa Technik spin-off Skeyos takes MRO procurement digital

Lufthansa Technik spin-off Skeyos takes MRO procurement digital

Hamburg, 16. October 2018. Skeyos, an independent spin-off of Lufthansa Technik, has been active in the MRO market since January, 2018. At MRO Europe in Amsterdam, Skeyos will deliver insights into the progress of its growing digital procurement platform. Its innovative marketplace is already changing sourcing habits across the MRO industry.

MRO Europe is the international trade fair for the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul industry. Airlines, MRO providers and industry experts from around the world will get together from the 16th to the 18th of October in Amsterdam where exhibitors will present their latest products and technologies. Among them, Skeyos will be at booth 1055, showcasing how purchasers and suppliers alike can benefit from their online marketplace for component services. Skeyos developed its platform to bring the benefits of digitalisation to MRO services procurement. “Our experience shows that the industry views digitalisation as a mixed blessing. Everybody sees the huge opportunities it provides, but nonetheless also fears the disruptive changes it inevitably brings to everyday operations,” commented Pascal Knoll, Manager Business Development at Skeyos. The platform’s initial go-live in the EMEA region in January at the MRO Middle East in Dubai was later followed by a launch in the Americas region at MRO Americas in Orlando. Before year’s end, Skeyos will also launch in Asia-Pacific during MRO Asia-Pacific in Singapore.

“Personal contact and close on-site support during phase-in helped us to convince many users of our new platform and to gain their trust that digitalisation can actually become a success story for them with Skeyos. Aermeccanica, Czech Airlines Technics and Touchdown Aviation are only some of the companies that signed up to Skeyos recently,” said Pascal Knoll. Touchdown Aviation already tested the platform and Liedeweij Stouten, Senior Sales Support at TDA, summarizes their experience: “On average the process of receiving quotes till the completion of an overhaul for an A319 overpressure valve takes more time than the few days we now have experienced by using the Skeyos Marketplace. We even double-checked with Skeyos if indeed everything had gone well.” Lufthansa Technik is also represented on the platform as both purchaser and supplier of capabilities worldwide.

Skeyos will be at MRO Europe in Amsterdam to present the benefits of its online tool for component services. They will also hold a raffle at their booth and award discounts for new customers.

Skeyos at Go Live Theater

Developments of recent months will also be discussed in detail in public at the fair. Skeyos will hold a Go live theater session at the MRO Europe. One of the marketplace’s very first users, Mingo Aerospace, will speak about their experiences with digitalisation in the industry at 12:00 noon on Thursday, 18 October in a panel discussion together with Pascal Knoll of Skeyos. Current digital opportunities in the MRO industry will be the key topic discussed. Attending the panel discussion will be free of charge.