MONTREAL - F-List, an Austrian manufacturer of high-class interiors for business and private jets will open a new production facility in Greater Montréal by the end of 2017. This investment of more than $20 million is expected to create 100 jobs by the year 2020.
 
“This state-of-the-art facility will bring us closer to our main customers in North America, resulting in shorter production lead-times, faster deliveries and greater flexibility,” says Michael Groiss, Chief Executive Officer of F. List, based in Thomasberg, Lower Austria.
 
“It will also enable us to provide better on-site support for innovative products delivered from our Austrian plant, while bolstering our aftermarket services for business and executive jets.”
 
The new production plant, which will initially employ 15 specialists, will also house offices, a showroom and a veneer selection area as part of its designation as F. List’s Veneer Competence Centre for flame retardant wood veneers, key components of its interior finishing business.
 
The Montréal subsidiary of F. List  is one of four located around the world: the other three are in Brazil, United States and Germany. F. List is a globally active manufacturer of high end interior for residential, for yachts, and for business and private jets with more than 700 employees worldwide. The Austrian-based family business has delivered more than 1,200 aircraft interiors for original equipment manufacturers such as Bombardier, Embraer and Pilatus.