Today (25th October 2018) was the official opening of the new Boeing Sheffield production facility.
Opened by the UK’s Prime Minister, Teresa May, the 6,200-square-metre facility represents a Boeing investment of more than £40 million. It is part of a broader plan by Boeing to vertically integrate and begin in-house manufacturing of key actuation components and systems in the U.S. and the U.K., enhancing production efficiency and reducing cost in its supply chain.
The facility will support global growth and competitiveness for the world’s largest aerospace company and enable access to U.K. talent and capability.
“We are proud to expand our relationship with the U.K. still further with Boeing Sheffield. Our decision to start manufacturing high-value components in the U.K. is a step-change in our engagement and a further example of Boeing’s commitment to grow here, supporting the U.K.’s long-term prosperity.” said Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing Europe and managing director of Boeing U.K. and Ireland.
Gareth Barber, Managing Director at BG Energy Solutions commented “This is an extremely important day for Sheffield and Northern Powerhouse. We are absolutely delighted to see a global engineering brand such as Boeing in our home city.”