At the 2011 International Paris Air Show, thermal processing specialists Bodycote announced the signing of a 10-year renewal contract with Rolls-Royce to provide thermal processing services in the United Kingdom.
Bodycote’s core business is to provide services that improve the properties of metals and alloys, thereby making products stronger and safer. The company plays a vital role in the aerospace supply chain.
The new contract involves direct support for Rolls-Royce from Bodycote’s on-site facility located within the boundaries of the Rolls-Royce Precision Casting facility in Derby and five additional U.K. locations. Bodycote will provide Rolls-Royce with heat treatment, hot isostatic pressing, thermal spray coatings and metal joining, including brazing and electron beam welding.
The agreement also provides the framework for Rolls-Royce and Bodycote to extend their partnership in other parts of the world, including North America and Asia.
Rolls-Royce signed its first key supplier agreement with Bodycote in the early 1980s. In the late 1990s, Bodycote became the first subcontractor to establish operations within the boundaries of any Rolls-Royce facility, and remains so to this day.
With more than 170 accredited facilities in 27 countries, Bodycote is the world’s largest provider of thermal processing services.
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