German manufacturer Remos recently announced a merger with another aviation company and it’s a bit of an interesting match-up. LSA manufacturer Remos is now a subsidiary of Stemme AG, known for its S10 and S12 motor gliders. The link? Remos has been producing structural composite parts for Stemme since 2014.
“The idea of a merger just made sense in the perspective of the development of both companies. Both companies share a similar business philosophy, similar customer focus and equal quality focus,” said Stemme CEO Paul Masschelein. “We look forward to rapidly bringing together the outstanding employees and cultures of both companies, as well as the complementary capabilities of our organizations[…]” Masschelein will also take over as CEO of Remos.
For the sake of comparison, the Remos GXiS has a wingspan of 30 feet 7 inches while Stemme’s S12 comes in right around 80 feet. So what is the newly merged company going to do with two such different products? It seems like the goal is expansion. According to the press release, both brands will continue marketing existing aircraft under their separate names, though the merged organization will operate as Stemme AG. It further stated that Remos’s Pasewalk facility and Stemme’s Strausberg facility will both continue to operate with plans to increase production capacity at Pasewalk.