Rolls-Royce is today announcing plans to invest up to £60m in its facility in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, creating a new Centre of Competence (CoC) for the manufacture of aerofoils and a new location for the manufacture of mainline engine shafts.
The new CoC will manufacture an extensive range of aerofoils, including turbine and compressor components, for Rolls-Royce engines that are no longer in high volume production, such as the Adour and BR715. This requires a flexible workforce with a high degree of specialist knowledge.
The new location for the manufacture of mainline shafts will produce components that sit in the core of all Rolls-Royce aero engines.
Mike Mosley, Rolls-Royce, Chief Operating Officer – Supply Chain, said: “Rolls-Royce is focused on transforming our global industrial base to develop our world-class, competitive supply chain, concentrating investment in high-technology and high-intellectual property in key areas to help us deliver to customers.
“Our investment in Inchinnan demonstrates our commitment to innovative technology and world-class facilities which will improve performance and drive profitable growth for our business. We recognise the dedication and flexibility of the Inchinnan workforce who continue to play a key role in the success of Rolls-Royce.”
Rolls-Royce initially invested £85 million in the facility at Inchinnan and has continued to invest over the last decade.
The new location for the manufacture of shafts will provide Rolls-Royce with capacity needed to deliver on our multi-billion pound order book. It complements our existing facility in Derby and capacity in our external supply chain.
This investment will potentially mitigate the impact of the job reductions announced earlier this year in Inchinnan as part of the Aerospace restructuring programme.
Source: Rolls Royce
Date: Jul 28, 2015