Macclesfield-based Bodycote, (www.bodycote.com
) the world’s largest provider of heat treatments and specialist thermal processing services, recently held an official opening ceremony at its new facility on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham.
The new centre has been established to support the aerospace and power generation markets in the UK and Europe.
It was officially opened by Andy Greasley, executive vice-president of Rolls-Royce’s turbines supply chain unit, in recognition of the enduring partnership between the two companies.
He said: “Heat treatment is a vital part of our supply chain, and Rolls-Royce are delighted to be supported by Bodycote on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham.
“Close coupling of this capability to our own business is critical for our future success, and our relationship with Bodycote is one that we truly value.”
Colin Sirett, CEO of the AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre), said the new centre will bring a key capability to the Advanced Manufacturing Park: “We’ve got everything from aircraft parts through to carbon-fibre chassis for super-cars all being made on this site; the one piece that was missing was materials processing.
“It’s great to welcome Bodycote here; we are looking forward to working with them for many years to come.”
Those attending the launch were the first to hear about Bodycote’s plans for significant expansion of the new site.
Tom Gibbons, president of Bodycote’s Aerospace, Defence & Energy division, said: “Due to customer demand and interest since the announcement of this new plant in July, we are investing in further capacity and technology.
“The additional space we secured here at Rotherham is nearly three-times the size of our existing unit. We are committed to ensuring that we can meet our customers’ demand in the years ahead.”