CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 25, 2019) – Collins Aerospace today hosted 24 U.K. aerospace suppliers, including several small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), at a conference near the company’s office in Charlotte, N.C. The one-day event—which was organized by Collins and the U.K.’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade; and Aerospace Technology Institute—connected the suppliers with Collins operations and supply chain executives to explore potential opportunities for future collaboration.
“With more than 5,000 employees across nearly 30 locations, Collins Aerospace has a significant footprint in the U.K. and we welcome the chance to discuss additional avenues for cooperation,” said Paolo Dal Cin, vice president of Operations & Quality for Collins. “We had a productive day of networking meetings and we look forward to continuing the conversation going forward.”
“As a global leader in aerospace, the U.K.’s offer to the world in this sector is clear and I am delighted that the Department for International Trade has supported Collins Aerospace to host 24 U.K. aerospace suppliers in such an important market,” said Baroness Rona Fairhead, U.K. Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion. “Trade missions are perfect opportunities for businesses to make connections with others across the supply chain. The Department for International Trade will continue to promote the sector to help U.K. businesses forge new trade ties, break into new markets and attract investment into this key sector.”
“We have found previous trade missions with the DIT very valuable and now utilize these export missions as a key part of our business development strategy,” said Gareth Deering, business development engineer for Denroy Plastics Limited. “These targeted missions by the Department for International Trade allow us to reach our target audience of engineers that often wouldn’t be in attendance at trade shows or air shows. We have developed several strong leads from previous missions and welcomed the opportunity to connect with Collins Aerospace.”
Participating U.K. suppliers include:
Broadway Engineering Ltd
CCP Gransden LTD
Nasmyth Group LTD
Portsmouth Aviation LTD
Senior Aerospace BWT
About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit CollinsAerospace.com.
About Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.