Leading aerospace company Boeing opened its first European manufacturing facility in Sheffield last month(25 October 2018).
The new 6,200-square-metre Boeing Sheffield site is situated alongside the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050, part of its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).
Boeing first established a presence in Sheffield City Region in 2001 when the company co-founded the AMRC with the University of Sheffield. Boeing Sheffield is a direct result of this longstanding and successful relationship with the AMRC and its world-class research and development.
The company has also initiated a major new research programme with the AMRC to develop new manufacturing techniques that can be applied to the new Boeing Sheffield facility.
Jenette Ramos, Boeing Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations, said: “We appreciate all the community support for Boeing’s new advanced manufacturing factory in the UK. This is a fabulous example of how we are engaging global talent to provide greater value to our customers.