atrocities in the United States effecting the Global Aerospace sector,
MB Aerospace have been awarded a major new contract by Rolls-Royce
– Indianapolis for the manufacture of engine spares –
secures major production contract with Rolls-Royce Corporation Indianapolis,
business strategy to become a global supplier to the world’s aerospace
industry, MB Aerospace, located in Motherwell Scotland, have recently
secured a $15 million three year contact with Rolls-Royce Corporation,
located in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, to supply a multi-component
package to their Combustion operating business unit.
had already clearly identified the need to develop overseas markets
to further expand their business. Financial assistance from the
Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire Market Entry Programme together
with product marketing assistance from the Society of British Aerospace
Companies provided the ideal platform for their plans.
Corporation selected MB Aerospace after an intensive technical and
commercial analysis was carried out by their sourcing team. This
evaluation was also based on the supplier’s demonstrated ability
to develop further manufacturing improvements aimed at cost reductions
to the products. Another important element in their selection was
the financial security of their parent company, Motherwell Bridge
Holdings, who have seen their investments in the Aerospace Industry
result in the current turnover in excess of £40 million ($60
million) covering manufacture, design and equipment , Super Plastic
Forming Presses and handling equipment.
MB Aerospace have facilities located in Motherwell and Burnley specialising
in the precision machining , fabrication and project management
of aerospace products.
They have a broad base of clients including Boeing(Silver Supplier),BAE
SYSTEMS, Bombardier Shorts,TRW Lucas, Raytheon and Rolls Royce.
In today’s climate
of consolidation, with customers wanting to deal with fewer companies
within the supply chain, it is important that strong links are forged
with the industry’s prime contractors. The awarding of this production
contract to MB Aerospace will make them an important supplier in
Rolls-Royce Corporation’s global sourcing efforts. MB Aerospace
will deliver parts to Rolls-Royce Corporation’s production facility
in "kit" form where fabrication and assembly will be carried
out. Discussions have commenced regarding possible future linking
up with a US supplier of fabricated parts to eventually supply complete
component kits direct to the assembly line.
has a very high profile within MB Aerospace and Rolls Royce with
an acknowledged will to make it work.
The technical and commercial strengths of both companies will ensure
the success of this contract with the view towards future business