Singapore is a strategic business hub for Rolls-Royce, with all four major business sectors strongly represented here. The Group has had presence in Singapore since the 1950s and has grown significantly in recent years. Through the company's joint ventures with key local industry partners and activities in the energy and marine sectors, Rolls-Royce currently employs over 1,400 people in Singapore.
In 2007, Rolls-Royce announced a new centre, the Seletar assembly and test unit facility, which will be built in Singapore to assemble and test Trent aero engines. Then in 2009, the Group announced plans to build a wide chord fan blade factory in Singapore alongside the formerly announced Trent testing and assembly facility. The new factory will be the first outside of the United Kingdom to manufacture the Rolls-Royce hollow titanium wide chord fan blades, a technology which has played a key role in the success of the Trent engine family. Together, both facilities, along with a Regional Training Centre, the Advanced Technology Centre and specific shared service functions, make up the Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus.
Over the years, Rolls-Royce has made a phenomenal contribution to the growth of this country – and with new investments in place, we will continue to do so in the future.