Boeing is to acquire California-based EnCore Group.
The acquisition of EnCore Group, which supplies products and components to Boeing, will strengthen the aircraft manufacturer’s “internal capabilities and increase innovation within its cabin vertical in order to provide greater end-to-end value to airline customers—from increased options and better products to improved capacity and availability.”
The acquisition includes the entire company including EnCore Interiors, EnCore International and LIFT by EnCore. Boeing previously partnered with LIFT by EnCore on the launch of its Tourist Class Seating, designed specifically to complement the Boeing 737 Sky Interior.
Boeing’s cabin vertical is one of a series of targeted vertical integration efforts to provide more options and value to customers by developing and building in-house capabilities in key areas, including those that strengthen Boeing’s support of the customer, even beyond the airplane through Boeing Global Services.