ZIM Flugsitz

ZIM Flugsitz GmbH opens production plant in Schwerin

ZIM Flugsitz GmbH has progressed to become one of the most significant manufacturers of aircraft seats. Airlines and aircraft manufacturers appreciate above all the high quality of products “Made in Germany”. The family-led company with its head office in Markdorf (Baden-Württemberg) currently employs 150 staff. The lack of space for expansion and a shortage of skilled workers at the company’s headquarters led to the first deliberations to look for a further production facility as early as 2015.The plant in Schwerin was opened on 3 March 2017. Around 120 invited guests from the world of politics and business as well as representatives of international airlines attended the opening ceremony. The facility will now produce an annual quantity of 20,000 aircraft seats in an area of 7,500 square metres. 80 permanent new jobs have been created in the initial phase.


Angelika Zimmermann, Managing Director ZIM Flugsitz GmbH

„Production of our aircraft seats at our Schwerin facility has started well. We benefited from various advantages offered by the location in the process of setting up here. Several areas had to be serviced within a very short space of time with the result that we were able to ramp up production very quickly. We are therefore very happy with our decision to opt for this location. The local availability of qualified skilled workers and our proximity to Hamburg’s aerospace cluster have proved to be particularly advantageous.“