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ap&m Europe 2018
30 - 31/05/2018

Olympia London
London, United Kingdom
Booth E32

History of MSI

Starting business

MSI was founded in 1986. The idea was to deliver reliable and timely service - 24/7. Customer service and the relationship with it's clients is today still one of the core values of MSI and the reason for its success.

Originally, MSI focused on providing spare parts and components only. Speed, flexibility, and the proximity to Frankfurt International airport, allowed the company to grow very rapidly. Next, the service of handling entire repair processes was added to the widening portfolio of services.

In 1989, MSI moved to its current headquarter in Ruesselsheim, a facility with large warehousing capabilities.

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Expanding business in Middle East

To better support local customer requirements in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, MSI established a branch office in Dubai, UAE, in 1998. MSI management decided to further expand its activities in that region in late 2005, when it added a EASA Part-145 repair & maintenance facility for electronic and avionics components.

At the same time, MSI's large warehouse went into operation. Both, workshop and warehouse, are conveniently located in the Dubai Jebel Ali Free Zone. In 2008, FAA approval was added for this facility.

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MSI builds up an engine repair workshop

2004 saw the establishment of an authorized engine repair workshop at the Ruesselsheim site, given the strategic fit with the company's growth plans.

Today MSI services the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 Series Engines and many more. Propeller repairs and inspections, overhaul of fuel nozzles and bleed air valves, are just some of the services offered.

In addition to in-house workshop repairs, MSI's capabilities include on-site repairs worldwide: from Ulan Bator in Mongolia to Pekan Baru in Indonesia, or any place in East Africa, thus allowing customers the utmost flexibility.

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MSI grows continuously

In 2009, MSI further expanded into Bremen and acquired a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Defense Electronics and supplier of aircraft spare parts: RDE-SSB. The site, with its proximity to the Airbus production line, allows MSI to store greater quantities of spare parts and components so that customers can be served even faster and more comprehensive. With this acquisition MSI has added the cargo-loading system repair capability to the Dubai workshop.

In 2011, the year of MSIs' 25th anniversary, the engine workshop, located in the headquarter, extended it's capacity and built up new capabilities in order to take into account the future growth prospect. As a result, MSI moved all stock items into a central warehouse / logistic center located in Ruesselsheim.

In June 2012, MSI founded a subsidiary in Moscow to serve customers in the Russian Federation and the CIS states. MSI started with a sales office and in July 2013, the ISO 9001-2012 and EASA Part-145 approvals were received. Beside a 24/7 service, MSI Moscow holds an extensive stock of spares parts and components, mainly Emergency Equipment, and has capabilities for servicing electric and electronic components.

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MSI adds further services to its capabilities

In the beginning of 2015, MSI inaugurated its Survival Equipment Workshop at its Ruesselsheim facility. Authorized by leading OEMs, we service/repair all constant-wear, infant and crew life vests for commercial and general aviation, including helicopters. The capability to service/repair life rafts, survival suits, survival kits, first aid kits and ELTs is planned for the near future.

MSIs' story of success still continues...