Boeing has entered into an agreement to acquire
the California-based EnCore Group, an aerospace interiors company
that designs, certifies and produces airplane galleys and seats
for airlines and also supplies products and components to Boeing.
The acquisition includes the
entire company including EnCore Interiors, EnCore International
and LIFT by EnCore.
Boeing has previously worked with LIFT by EnCore on the launch of its Tourist Class Seating, designed
specifically to complement the Boeing 737 Sky Interior.
The EnCore Group
is headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif., with facilities
located in California and Mexico. The group has approximately 700
“With this acquisition, we aim to deliver
quality and high-value interior offerings that our customers
expect and passengers prefer,” said Sheila Remes, cabin vertical
leader and vice president of Strategy at Boeing. “Boeing and
EnCore have a history of partnering on products, and we are
excited for EnCore and its employees to join the Boeing family.”
The completion of the transaction is
subject to customary conditions and is expected to close by the
end of the second quarter of 2019.