Leasing, trading and aircraft part-out specialist APOC Aviation celebrated its 5th anniversary with a launch party at its new facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Aviation industry guests including MROs, airlines, parts repair shops and financial institutions flew in from Germany, France, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, USA, Colombia, Ireland, UK, Japan, Spain, Belgium, UAE and many other countries to join Dutch customers.

Guests were treated to a walking dinner menu of a dozen gourmet dishes, and toasted the company’s success with a range of cocktails and dancing. The centrepiece was APOC’s jet bar, a converted turboprop inside the transformed warehouse facility. The jet bar will be on show again at APOC Aviation’s booths at Farnborough Airshow and MRO Europe in Barcelona.

‘We raised 4m Euros in just 15 minutes via crowd funding’ 

CEO, Max Wooldrik, also showcased APOC’s rapid growth trajectory during the event: “Our different approach has delivered triple digit annual growth year on year and our exceptional quality control maintains a rejection rate of 0.7 per cent which is well below the industry average. Last year we raised €4m in just 15 minutes via crowd-funding – a technique that we have pioneered – and we launched our engines trading and leasing business.”

Wooldrik thanked APOC Aviation’s investors for their on-going commitment to provide the significant funding needed to fast-track growth. “This year, we’re expanding our lease portfolio of engines, landing gear and APUs. We’re also upgrading our existing customer portal with one-click AOG logistical solutions, opening parts stores around the globe – starting in Asia and the US – and a new sales office in Singapore will complete APOC’s global footprint.”

Launch of new landing gear trading and leasing division

The company is also expanding its team of aviation professionals and establishing a new dedicated landing gear trading and leasing division to complement the engines’ specialism.

Wooldrik added: “As we enter this new decade the world of aviation is full of challenges and opportunities that we face together. And APOC is ready. We’ll keep exploring and pushing the boundaries so you can keep flying.”