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10 year Pratt & Whitney deal

$1 billion UTC engine order for MB Aerospace

Craig Gallagher

Craig Gallagher: US deal


Engineering group MB Aerospace has signed a 10-year contract with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) with a potential value of up to $1 billion.

The Motherwell-based company will supply aero-engine components and assemblies to UTC subsidiary Pratt & Whitney. 

Founded in 2000, MB Aerospace manufactures aero-engine components and employs 1,600 employees in the UK, US and Poland. 

It will hire 160 skilled staff at its various plants as a result of the contract which CEO Craig Gallagher described as a “milestone opportunity”.

Mr Gallagher (pictured), said: “We are hugely respectful of the trust placed in us by United Technologies and Pratt & Whitney to support their programs.”

He said the MB Aerospace and UTC already have a strong working relationship across Pratt & Whitney’s installed base programs.

Sam Abdelmalek, Pratt & Whitney vice president, global supply chain, said: “We value our long standing relationship, and MB Aerospace is a critical supplier in our world-class supply chain. As Pratt & Whitney strives for supply chain excellence, suppliers like MB Aerospace that commit to our supplier gold program, cost reductions and contractual governance will have opportunities to grow with us.” 

The MB Aerospace group has already invested more than $50m in machining technology, facilities expansion and in the last year has recruited an additional 100 new full-time employees in support of this growth and ahead of the agreement of this exciting contract.

Included in the investment in people is a ground-breaking engineering services team of more than 40 technical and programming specialists to support to each of the business units from a central hub in Rzeszow Poland.

This team will grow to at least 100 engineering specialists to support customers through the intense period of growth facing the industry in the next three to five years.

 

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