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Rolls-Royce invests £60m in Scots engine plant

Rolls RoyceRolls-Royce is to invest up to £60 million in its engine plant at Inchinnan, on the edge of Glasgow airport.

It will manufacture parts for engines that are no longer in high volume production, such as the Adour and BR715. The company said this will require a “flexible workforce with a high degree of specialist knowledge”.

Mike Mosley, Rolls-Royce, supply chain chief operating officer, 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 the company with capacity needed to deliver on our multi-billion pound order book.

It said it complements its existing facility in Derby and capacity in its external supply chain.

“This investment will potentially mitigate the impact of the job reductions announced earlier this year in Inchinnan as part of the aserospace restructuring programme.” it said.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “I welcome this news from Rolls-Royce today that the company plans to invest £60 million into the Inchinnan site, establishing it as a new Centre of Competence for Rolls-Royce in the UK.

“Scotland’s strength and expertise in engineering is world renowned and this is fantastic news for the highly skilled and hard-working staff at Inchinnan. My officials in Scottish Enterprise are maintaining close contact with Rolls-Royce and will continue to provide their assistance in relation to this planned investment.”

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