50 years of Telair International GmbH – Bavarian global player celebrates anniversary

Miesbach – In our anniversary year of 2018, we can look back on a 50-year company history. Our company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of cargo loading and baggage handling systems in aircraft. Since our founding in 1968, we have made a decisive contribution to the development of air cargo systems, and thus to the acceleration of world trade, with our innovations and solutions, such as the so-called "tray mounted Power Drive Units." We celebrated this occasion on a sunny day in the town of Miesbach in Bavaria, along with about 1,500 guests and in the presence of many customers, partners and guests of honor from politics, as well as together with our employees and their families.


Load faster with Telair

The time that a plane spends on the ground is lost and is costly. Because it only earns money while it is in the air. Every minute counts, especially during loading and unloading. This is the core competence of our company. Because our cargo loading systems ensure that the loading and unloading times are as short as possible and that the cargo is optimally secured during the flight.


Started small. Fully started in the 1970s.
On the occasion of our 50th anniversary, we can look back on our successful history. Like many big companies, we once started small. But it was not in a proverbial garage. However, Managing Director Franz Sichart and EPIC Trading GmbH did not have very much more to offer in regards to infrastructure when they founded the company – at that time, still under the name Electro Pneumatic International GmbH, or EPI for short. The company started very small with maintenance services as well as the production of servomotors and replacement parts for military programs. In the late 1970s, Telair was able to get into civil aviation. This was followed by major orders from Airbus and Boeing as a supplier of latches and bolts and other mechanical components for cargo systems. In 1984, the Federal Office of Civil Aviation authorized Telair as an official OEM supplier.


New market standard for cargo loading systems

The 1980s were marked by a research and development spirit that was tireless. In 1988, Telair was able to set a new standard on the market with tray mounted PDUs (Power Drive Units) that were integrated into roller conveyors for the Airbus A330 and the Airbus A340.


360 employees and 300 patents worldwide

Today, Telair International employs 360 staff, owns 300 patents worldwide and is considered the global market leader. Starting as a manufacturer of individual components, Telair has long since become a supplier of complex cargo loading systems. All the big names of the aircraft industry and airlines are included on the company's list of customers. Since 2003, our headquarters have been in Miesbach in Upper Bavaria. This is also where our Mock-Up Center is located – for the industry, it is a unique development, simulation and test center for various aircraft platforms. There are also other subsidiaries in Singapore and in Lund, Sweden.


Managing Director Marko Enderlein: "In the last 50 years, we have received many awards for having the highest quality, best delivery performance and design. Our vast innovative capabilities and our able, dedicated employees make us a pioneer in the entire cargo loading industry. And we can cover every area – from the development of standard or custom solutions through manufacturing and maintenance and all the way up to training. We are a 'one-stop shop.' Our customers really appreciate that."