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The SA Group expand capabilities

Billund, Denmark, 15th September 2021

The SA Group is very excited to announce the addition of aircraft interior services, complementing the group’s extensive capabilities within avionics and training solutions.

With the acquisition of the aircraft division of Classic Trim ApS, a renowned interiors company out of Munkebo, Denmark, The SA Group is extending its offerings to entail a full range of interior solutions, to existing and new customers. The new company is named Classic Trim Aircraft Interiors and will deliver turn-key interior solutions, including cleaning, restoration, refurbishment and modifications to any flying cabin in both the civilian and military domain.

The relation between The SA Group and Classic Trim goes back almost 25 years, paving a solid foundation for a close and highly positive relationship going forward.
The founders of Classic Trim, Ellen Reichstein and Erik Sørensen, reached out to The SA Group several years ago, planting the idea of a merger/acquisition in relation to the scheduling of their retirement.  Based on the long-lasting relationship and shared values, a way to unfold the common desire to continue the recognizable work of Classic Trim, was identified. The experience, sense of quality and solid craftsmanship that Ellen Reichstein and Erik Sørensen has built over the last three decades, cannot just be moved to a new setup, hence a new constellation securing both the past and the future is now in place.

“We are very happy and proud that Ellen and Erik found The SA Group to be the suitable fit, to carry on the legacy of their life’s work. We for sure, see this new constellation as the best possible outcome, as we are securing both the past and the future of a really impressive company,” says Michael R. Truelsen, CEO of Scandinavian Avionics A/S – Headquarter of The SA Group.

It is extremely important for The SA Group that the experience and know-how that Ellen Reichstein and Erik Sørensen possesses, is retained in Classic Trim Aircraft Interiors. That is enabled by keeping them as part owners and active mentors in the new company, going forward. In addition the next generation is secured by including Grønning & Juelsgaard - a young entrepreneurial upholstery company, as part owners as well. Grønning & Juelsgaard is known for their high skills and exceptional standards within their field, delivering high-end interior solutions for exclusive housing, automotive and naval environments.    

Ellen Reinstein and Erik Sørensen have been operating in the aircraft interior industry for 25 years and have given it their all. “Classic Trim is our baby. It’s been our work and hobby for half a lifetime, so being able to secure the future of the company, while continuing as part owners and mentors in the new setup, means a lot to us. We share values and close relations with The SA Group and we know they are a clean match. Further are the projects we have already done with Grønning & Juelsgaard just making us even more convinced that Classic Trim Aircraft Interiors have a bright future ahead. I look forward to introduce the new youngsters to our world of aircraft interiors”, says Ellen Reichstein, founder and owner of Classic Trim ApS.

For further information, please contact:
Michael R. Truelsen
CEO - Scandinavian Avionics A/S – HQ of The SA Group
+ 45 7950 8004  l  +45 2041 5158

The SA Group provides complete turn-key avionics and training solutions for civil and military aircraft, helicopters and UAS within the international aviation community. The solutions include sales, avionics maintenance (MRO), certification (STC), design & engineering, installation, product development, production, technical and operational training and consultancy services.

The SA Group is represented in 9 countries, on 14 locations in Europe, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. The headquarters, which was established in 1978, is located in Billund, Denmark.

EASA Part-145  |  EASA Part-21J  |  EASA Part-21G  |  EASA Part-147
FAA Part-145  |  TCCA Part-145  |  BCAA Part-145  |  GAR Part-145  |  DOT RIN N083

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Classic Trim is a highly acknowledged and high-quality interior company located in Munkebo, Denmark. Classic Trim has 30 years of experience in the interior industry and since 1996 the main area of expertise has been aircraft interiors. Classic Trim is Part-145 approved and holds several minor change approvals for cabin upgrades of VIP business aircraft and the customer portfolio is ranging from general aviation aircraft, up to VIP business jets in primarily the Northern European territory.  

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Grønning & Juelsgaard is a young and entrepreneurial upholstery company, known for high-quality work and great craftmanship. The company currently offers a wide range of repairs, refurbishments and new manufacturing for all kinds of furniture, cars, motorcycles and boat interiors in the high-class segment.

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