Boeing will be acquiring 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 will strengthen internal capabilities and increase innovation within Boeing’s cabin vertical in order to provide greater end-to-end value to airline customers – from increased options and better products to improved capacity and availability. The acquisition includes the entire company including EnCore Interiors, EnCore International and LIFT by EnCore. Boeing has partnered with LIFT by EnCore previously on the launch of its Tourist Class Seating, designed specifically to complement the Boeing 737 Sky Interior.
Sheila Remes, cabin vertical leader and vice president of Strategy at Boeing said, “With this acquisition, we aim to deliver quality and high-value interior offerings that our customers expect and passengers prefer. Boeing and EnCore have a history of partnering on products, and we are excited for EnCore and its employees to join the Boeing family.”
This step of Boeing towards acquiring EnCore Group is an example of Boeing’s strategy to complement organic growth with strategic acquisitions. The cabin vertical of Boeing is one of a series of targeted vertical integration efforts to provide more options and value to customers by developing and building in-house capabilities in key areas, including those that strengthen Boeing’s support of the customer, even beyond the airplane through Boeing Global Services. The completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to end by the second quarter of 2019.