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Unilode and AviusULD sign long-term agreement for ULD supply

Unilode and AviusULD sign long-term agreement for ULD supply

Unilode Aviation Solutions, the market leader in outsourced unit load device (ULD) management, repair and digital services, and AviusULD, formerly known as Safran Cabin Cargo, the market leading manufacturer and distributor of ULDs, announce the renewal of their long-term agreement for the supply of containers and pallets.

Unilode and AviusULD have built a longstanding strategic partnership over the past 15+ years that has enabled both companies to grow their respective business. With the renewal of their longterm agreement, an even greater level of flexibility will be achieved in terms of ULD types, volumes and lead times, and continuous cost, product and sustainability improvement opportunities will be provided to both partners.

AviusULD Chief Executive Officer, Klaus Hofmann, said: “I am delighted to confirm our commitment to a sustained partnership with Unilode through a long-term contract. Unilode is one of our key customers and we are looking forward to supporting them in order to meet the ever-evolving needs of the industry. AviusULD will continue to supply Unilode with robust, lightweight, easy-to-repair containers and pallets, aiming to minimise the total ownership cost for Unilode and their airline customers. Additionally, we stand by our commitment to world-class after-sales service, prompt delivery of spare parts, and technical support.”

Unilode Chief Executive Officer, Ross Marino, said: “Unilode and AviusULD have enjoyed a strong relationship over the years, with more than 50% of Unilode’s fleet of 160,000 ULDs being supplied by AviusULD. AviusULD’s standard aluminium containers have the right combination of weight, durability and reliability and the lowest total cost of ownership. Our renewed five-year agreement will continue to enable us to meet our customers’ growing demand and adapt to the changing market conditions, and jointly work on further reducing our environmental footprint. We are also able to boost the digitalisation of our fleet by having our ULDs equipped with digital tags in the production stage. We look forward to continuing our close and successful partnership with AviusULD for many years to come.”

Klaus Hofmann, AviusULD CEO (left) and Ross Marino, Unilode CEO

For further information please contact:

Melinda Ferreira Director Marketing and Communications Unilode Aviation Solutions

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About Unilode:

Unilode owns and manages the world’s largest digitised fleet of approximately 160,000 unit load devices (ULDs), for use in the aviation industry, and owns and operates the largest global network for the maintenance and repair of ULDs and inflight food service equipment. Unilode provides management, repair, short term leasing and digitalisation solutions to over 90 airlines through a network of more than 550 airports, 18 regional offices and 50 certified repair stations, supported by 800+ employees. For more information visit

About AviusULD:

AviusULD provides a full range of high-quality ULDs that meet airlines’ needs with global reach and support. We are consistently at the cutting edge of innovation, setting the standard for the airline industry with durable, reliable, easyto-handle products for safe flight operation – at the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). For more information visit

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