22 July 2010

MRO Leaders ~ Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul

Big capital equipment needs world-class MRO -- Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul/Operations -- services. Historically this was something the owner-operator would handle in-house, but increasingly the work is being done by autonomous subsidiaries, spinoffs, and especially outsourced to contract service providers. Here are a few of my favorites. First, NedTrain, the Dutch locomotive and rolling stock maintenance and repair firm... Second, the German Lufthansa Technik, top manufacturer-independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for aircraft, engines and components... And third, Korean-owned STX Europe's ship repair and conversions yards...

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