Wednesday, May 21, 2008

News: Rotherham firms to cash in on MoD deals


The Yorkshire Post reports that Robin Fox, the business development manager for Northern Defence Industries (NDI), has urged the region's manufacturing companies to put themselves forward for new contracts following the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) announcement of large scale projects. Some of the region's larger firms, including David Browns in Huddersfield, MTL in Sheffield and Newburgh Engineering in Rotherham, are already hoping to benefit from the project. But smaller firms are also keen to get involved. Mr Fox told the paper: "I would urge Yorkshire companies to come forward and stick their hands up. Over the last 12 months the NDI has engaged with 600-700 companies in the north of England who have shown an interest in different areas of the supply chain. Anyone who has not come forward should do so now. "This is a very big opportunity for companies throughout the supply chain." Rotherham precision manufacturers, Newburgh Engineering are specialists in finding solutions for the defence industry, including producing the hull sections for Spearfish torpedoes in a £2.4m contract with BAE Systems. The composite bearings for The Royal Navy's Type 45 Destroyer were designed and produced at Trelleborg's Rotherham factory. Last October over 200 people attended an event at the AMP in Rotherham run by General Dynamics UK and Northern Defence Industries (NDI) to outline the potential opportunities for local engineering firms from MoD projects. It has also been announced that the manufacturing contract for two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy is going to a consortium that includes a shipbuilding joint venture to be set up between British companies BAE Systems and VT Group.
Newburgh website
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions website
Yorkshire Post article


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