German interiors equipment specialist Aircraft Cabin Modification will expand operations ahead of a planned move to a purpose-built site.

ACM says it will from early 2019 temporarily rent additional facilities at its Memmingen headquarters as a result of "acute lack of space" due to "strong business growth".

In July, the manufacturer revealed a tentative plan to construct a hangar facility at Memmingen airport, although it did not specify a timeline for the project.

Today, the company is located in an industrial park closer to the town centre.

Managing director Roger Hohl states: "The already very positive order situation has continued to improve so much over the last few months that we are unable to wait until completion of the new building before expanding our business."

The short-term expansion will not change the relocation plan, but may require modifications to the new site's design.

ACM – which has 120 staff – says it needs more employees and that a shortage of skilled workers remains a challenge.