Our R&D and manufacturing facilities are located in:
The TLD Montlouis factory is located east of Tours in the Loire Valley in central France. This industrial area is strategically located with connections to European highways, and the TGV fast train (1hr to Paris). The TLD Montlouis Facility designs and manufactures conventional and towbarless aircraft tractors for the whole aircraft spectrum. Highly skilled personnel focus on ‘Simple – Easy to Maintain – Reliable’ tractors, which are used all over the world. The site houses 5,000 sqm (54,000 sq.ft) of manufacturing facility, warehouses and test facilities.
The TLD Saint-Lin Facility is located between Bordeaux and Tours, in the south-west of France. The TLD Saint-Lin facility designs and manufactures passengers stairs, belt loaders, baggage tractors , ground power units, lavatory and water trucks, loaders and cargo transporters, as well as the PFA-25 air-transportable military air cargo loader. The factory occupies 30,000 sqm (323,000 sq.ft) of land with 8,200 sqm (88,250 sq.ft) of state of the art manufacturing and warehousing facilities.
The TLD Shanghai facility is located in China’s dynamic Yangtse Delta area. The premises are strategically located next to Pudong international airport, in the east of Shanghai, with easy access to the city’s connecting highways. The site covers 15,874 sqm (170,866 sq.ft), including a workshop area of 1,815 sqm (19,536 sq.ft) and office buildings (Service, R&D) covering 1,000 sqm (10,742 sq.ft).
The TLD Shanghai factory was established in 1997 and now manufactures passenger stairs, ground power units, baggage belt loaders, maintenance platforms, and catering trucks.
Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
The TLD Wuxi facility lies in Wuxi’s Shuofang Aviation Park industrial zone. Located in Jiangsu Province, it lies approx. 130km west of Shanghai, with easy access by highway, high-speed train and airports. Founded in December 2008, TLD Wuxi was the second TLD factory in China, following the TLD Shanghai plant.
TLD Wuxi assembles cargo loaders, conventional aircraft tractors, JST baggage tractors, and lavatory and water trucks. As these products are also assembled in other TLD factories, they benefit from the joint engineering forces of the TLD design offices worldwide.
The manufacturing facility have two buildings, phase one building opened in 2012 which covers 10,500 sqm (113,021 sq.ft), including over 1,600 sqm (17,222 sq.ft) of office area, and phase two building opened in 2015 which covers 8300 sqm (89,340 sq.ft), including over 1,200 sqm (12,917 sq.ft) of offices.
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
The TLD Sherbrooke facility is located in the city’s industrial estate, close to the US border with easy access to transportation routes and international airports. The factory has a long GSE manufacturing tradition, starting as Cochran Equipment in 1956, then Lantis and now TLD.
TLD designs and assembles some of the well-known cargo loaders (7.5t to 36t), baggage belt loaders and conventional tractors at Sherbrooke. TLD Sherbrooke is also home to the famous military PFA-50 air transportable, self-propelled aircraft cargo loader; as well as the DBL, the largest aircraft loader in the world, designed to handle aircraft fuselage sections or entire wings. The factory site occupies 41,000 sqm (346,000 sq.ft) of land with 12,800 sqm (137,000 sq.ft) of state of the art manufacturing building and test facility.
The TLD Sorigny factory is located in the Loire Valley in central France, south of the city of Tours. This industrial area is strategically located with connections to European highways, and the TGV fast train (1hr to Paris). Built in 2014, the main activity is the assembly of our high performance aircraft tractors (conventional and towbarless) and the Taxibot, revolutionary dispatch towing vehicle. The newly erected buildings cover 7,000 sqm (74,347 sq.ft) on 80,000 sqm (861,113 sq.ft) of land; this factory is one of the largest industrial premises of TLD.
Windsor, Connecticut, USA
The TLD Windsor facility is located in the high technology corridor of central Connecticut. Easy access to transportation routes, local airports and a skilled workforce make this an excellent location for the aviation industry. The TLD Windsor facility manufactures ground power units, air conditioners, air start units and specialized military cooling units. The 8.46 hectare (20.9 Acre) site houses a 5,000 M2 (54,000 Ft2) manufacturing facility, 4,600 M2 (50,000 Ft2) of warehousing and a 1,250 M2 (13,500 Ft2) test facility.
All TLD facilities have a common organization and management systems aimed at optimizing operational processes, including engineering, manufacturing, quality management and continuous product improvement. Our sites are linked through a state-of-the-art information and communications system, sharing engineering, sourcing and information technology resources.Based on this global industrial set up, TLD operates under an industrial strategy that favors flexibility and permanent adaptation to market evolution. Each product line has a specific manufacturing, adapted to its characteristics and market conditions. Certain product lines are assembled in a single factory, while others are produced on several continents with a common engineering and supply chain management.