Rolls-Royce opens office in Sonora Aerospace Cluster
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, is to open a new supply chain office in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. This new office will strengthen collaboration with key suppliers in a region that is widely recognized as the leading aerospace industry cluster in Mexico.
Beverly J. Gaskin, Rolls-Royce, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Management - North America said:
“Nearly a third of advanced manufacturing companies in the Mexican aerospace industry are based in the state of Sonora. Locating staff in the centre of this cluster will help us improve supplier relationships and performance. Delivering excellence in our supply chain is critical in helping us meet our commitments to customers.”
Guillermo Padres, Sonora State Governor said: “The State of Sonora is proud that Rolls-Royce has chosen to locate one of its global network of purchasing offices in the state. It confirms that Mexico is an increasingly important player in the aerospace manufacturing industry and that the State of Sonora is the Mexican hub for aero-engine components manufacturing. The presence of a Rolls-Royce supply management office in Sonora is a significant tribute and will make a contribution to our aero-engine cluster.”
The new office will be located in the Parque Industrial Roca Fuerte which is near several key suppliers to Rolls-Royce. The office will be staffed with six Rolls-Royce employees.
- Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy.
- As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
- Annual underlying revenue was $17.5 billion* in 2011, of which more than half came from the sale of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at $96.4 billion* at December 31, 2011, providing visibility of future growth.
- In North America, Rolls-Royce employs more than 9,300 people in 66 locations in 26 states and seven sites in six Canadian provinces. In the United States, Rolls-Royce employs more than 7,700 people in 26 states.
Additional Rolls-Royce Operations in Mexico
- Rolls-Royce Marine currently operates two facilities in Mexico to support the offshore oil and gas industry with a staff of trained service engineers and technicians.
- Its main office for Marine is in Veracruz, Mexico. It includes field service and administrative functions. Located near the Port of Veracruz and local shipyards, this office supports customers in the Gulf and Pacific Coasts of Mexico.
- Rolls-Royce Marine also operates a modular workshop supporting diesel and small thruster overhauls in Ciudad del Carmen in the Mexican state of Campeche.
- Sonora is a north-western state in Mexico bordering the United States, with a highly evolved infrastructure and skilled workforce. It is accessible to the U.S. and has well developed transportation routes.
* Assumed exchange rate: £1.00= $1.55