Scottish Engineering award

Spirit takes top engineering prize

aerospaceThe Scottish Engineering Award was presented last night to Spirit Aerosystems. Based in Prestwick, the company’s two biggest customers are the world’s major aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus.

Employing around 1,000 staff in Scotland the Scottish plant is a major R & D unit for the company globally.

Bryan Buchan, chief executive of Scottish Engineering, said: “In this worthy winner we have a company which is not only highly successful in the here and now but is an active contributor to shaping the future of commercial aircraft through their R&D and design capability.”

Also honoured at the dinner were six companies who won President’s Awards for manufacturing excellence.

They were: FMC Technologies based in Dunfermline, Hydrasun Limited of Aberdeen, CBC Electric Machines, formerly known as Parsons Peebles from Rosyth, Peak Scientific Instruments based in Renfrew, SPX Corporation from Glasgow and Doosan Babcock from Renfrew.

A further award, the Scottish Engineering/Incorporation of Hammermen Award for a young graduate engineer was won by Douglas Osborne of Thales Optronics of Glasgow.


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