New plant headed for growth

The new FACC plant in Croatia was officially inaugurated in mid-June 2022, with production operations starting at the end of 2021. FACC is currently making plans to significantly expand the capacities of the site.

  • Total investments of approx. EUR 13 million

  • State-of-the-art and efficient production of cabin components

  • Largest greenfield investment outside Austria

  • Planned expansion from 178 (December 2022) to 600 employees

The establishment of the new Cabin Interiors plant in Croatia is part of FACC’s strategy to expand its global footprint in the long term. Around 200 employees are manufacturing cabin interiors for business jets and passenger aircraft in lightweight construction. By 2025, the workforce of the plant is expected to grow to 600.

Human resources were a key factor in the decision to establish the plant in Jakovljanska, near Zagreb. In addition to an optimal infrastructure and ideal logistical connections to FACC and its customers, the region also offers highly qualified employees, universities and specialists from a variety of disciplines. An added bonus is an attractive cost structure compared to Central Europe/Austria. The plant, which represents the largest greenfield investment outside of Austria in the history of FACC, was planned and built in close cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute. Production processes at the plant not only comply with the latest industrial standards, a concept allowing scaling at all times is also in place. Both the interiors and exteriors of the plant buildings are modular in design and can thus be adapted to increasing volumes with relatively little effort.

An expansion of the site is already being planned: over the next few years, the production areas are to be tripled in two stages. Although just recently opened, Plant 6 is thus headed for steep growth. This is significant insofar as FACC intends to considerably expand its market position in the field of aircraft interiors in the medium term.