MB Aerospace Holdings Ltd, one of the UK's leading aerospace companies, has been recognised by Rolls-Royce at its prestigious Supplier of the Year awards.
Held at Heathrow, London in May 2010, during the Rolls-Royce global supplier conference, the awards recognised MB Aerospace's supply-chain management and component manufacturing capabilities by nominating the company as one of two finalists in the services category.
MB Aerospace, which operates from three sites across the UK, has a long-standing relationship with Rolls-Royce having worked with the company for over 30 years. In 2007, it secured a long-term contract to manage and manufacture late-life aftermarket components and as a result, MB Aerospace committed significant investment towards enhancing its engineering capabilities, processes and information systems.
This investment programme included the launch of a new office in Derby, England. Headed by director Doug Loudon, the office has brought MB Aerospace closer to the customer which is based in the city.
MB Aerospace has also invested in production planning and inventory management systems at its sites in Burnley and Motherwell, while the management team is currently considering further expansion with the establishment of a North American-based supply chain.
Craig Gallagher, chief executive of MB Aerospace Holdings Ltd, said: "To have been named as a finalist by Rolls-Royce at its Supplier of the Year awards is a great achievement and it's something we're extremely proud of.
"Despite the economic downturn, we have continued to perform well and have experienced significant growth, something which can be contributed to our on-going strategy of providing service support to mature, late-life platforms. The decision to invest in engineering capabilities has also paid off, as it has allowed us to provide the solutions and high-service levels now required by the aftermarket sector."
Aftermarket component supply is managed by MB Aerospace through a network of forgers and machinists. This network provides a broad range of capabilities for engine rings and a significant range of additional component types. Service levels are delivered through rigorous planning and program management and highly evolved engineering teams that work with the client. As part of its work for Rolls-Royce, MB Aerospace manages the supply of over 2,000 aero-engine components for aftermarket gas turbine platforms.
MB Aerospace Holdings Ltd will attend the Farnborough International Air Show on 19th - 25th July 2010 where it will exhibit its key services alongside some of the leading names from the world's aerospace sector.