There are few companies in the world with as storied a history as Rolls-Royce.
From its collaborative beginnings when Rolls went into partnership to sell cars manufactured by Royce, to being tasked by the British Government to design and build aircraft engines for the national defence efforts during World War I, Rolls-Royce has always been a leader in harnessing new technologies to pioneer better solutions for the world.
Fast forward to today where businesses are grappling with the impact of the digital revolution, Rolls-Royce remains one of the world’s leading producers of aero engines for civil aircraft and corporate jets, leading the vanguard for the future.
Rolls-Royce’s significant footprint in Singapore
Singapore is one of five global hubs for Rolls-Royce. Considering Singapore’s strategic location as the gateway to Asia Pacific, and the region’s explosive growth in passenger and air traffic in the next decade, being situated in Singapore helps keep Rolls-Royce close to its customer base in Asia.
Bicky Bhangu, Director of Rolls-Royce Singapore, explained in Singapore Aerospace 2017 by Global Business Reports, “Over half of our civil aerospace order books come from Asia and the Middle East, so it’s important for us to have a presence that’s close to our customers.”
Furthermore, Singapore is also a key factor in increasing the company’s global manufacturing capacity owing to its status as a leading aerospace hub with an extensive Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) ecosystem. The city-state is currently responsible for 10 per cent of the global MRO market.
Rolls-Royce’s S$700 million (USD$529 million) Seletar Campus brought high-technology manufacturing to Singapore and is the first outside of the United Kingdom to assemble and test its best-selling Trent aero engines, and manufacture the unique wide-chord fan blades essential to the engine’s success.