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EPCOR and Bauer Sign Multi-Year Maintenance Agreement

The two companies have entered into a multi-year contract focused on preventive maintenance and extensive support of EPCOR’s component test benches.

EPCOR, the AFI KLM E&M center of excellence for the repair of APUs and components, and Bauer, industry-leading manufacturer of component test equipment have signed a multi-year maintenance agreement during MRO Americas 2024 in Chicago, IL.

Under the terms of this agreement, Bauer will provide a full suite of services for several component test benches at EPCOR’s facility. The framework includes immediate objectives such as eliminating equipment downtime, and longer-term objectives including predictive maintenance for the next decade. 

Heidi Haveman, Managing Director of EPCOR BV, says, "As we launch our new maintenance agreement, we're not just entering into a cooperation; we're looking to intensify the partnership for mutual benefits and ensuring high service. At EPCOR, we understand that reliability is the cornerstone of success. The commitment between Bauer and EPCOR is not just to fix issues but to prevent them, ensuring our operations run seamlessly while servicing our clients."

Michael Auletta, Senior Vice President of Bauer, says, “We’re proud to partner with, and support EPCOR, as they expand their already impeccable reputation around the world. It’s clear our companies are aligned in providing a superior customer experience, and we look forward to doing our part by maintaining highly reliable test equipment for EPCOR’s talented team.”

About Bauer
Bauer, established in 1916, designs and manufactures aircraft component test and support equipment for the commercial and military aviation industries. Products and services include test equipment for fuel, oil, hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-mechanical components; advanced data acquisition and control systems; electronic test systems; test equipment upgrades and modifications; aircraft component overhaul and repair tooling; aircraft wheel shop support equipment; and a range of additional ground support equipment. Leading OEMs, airlines, MRO and military organizations around the world rely on Bauer for technical expertise, highly reliable performance, and long-term support.

EPCOR BV is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, part of the Air France-KLM Group, holding amongst others EASA, FAA, CAAC, CAAV certifications. Within the Group EPCOR provides MRO support for the APUs for a wide range of commercial aircraft and is a licensed and OEM warranty approved Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney Canada (former HSPS) Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) repair centre. EPCOR maintains APUs on Boeing 737NG/MAX (GTCP131-9B), 777 (GTCP331-500B) and 787 (APS5000), Airbus A220 (GTCP131-9C), A320neo/family (GTCP131-9A, A330neo and A340 (GTCP331-350). Besides the APU capability EPCOR also maintains and overhauls air cycle machines on 737, 777, 787 and Emb170/190, 787 Cabin Air Compressor (CAC), environmental control systems, starters and many other components installed on large commercial aircraft. EPCOR also offers ‘Prognos
® for APU’ for predictive maintenance support.