Rolls Royce has extended its existing facility in Inchinnan, Glasgow to house a new design and stress engineering centre as part of its wider investment plan to develop new technologies to improve the efficiency of its products and reduce its impact on the environment. The new facility will combine advanced digital technologies with traditional engineering techniques to create a new generation of products for the aerospace and defence sectors.
The opening of the facility is the latest step in Rolls-Royce’s strategy to transform itself from a manufacturer of aircraft engines into a provider of integrated power and propulsion systems. The new centre is the company’s third digital design and innovation hub in the UK and it is expected to support more than 200 jobs in Scotland and create opportunities for further research in collaboration with a number of academic partners.
A Rolls-Royce spokesperson said: “Our intention is to use the available office space at our Inchinnan facility to locate 40 new design and stress engineers. We have chosen this site as we believe there is a talent pool of engineers in the region with the capability and skillset to meet our requirements. Targeted recruitment for these roles will start by the end of August and we expect our ew employees to join the business by the end of the year.”