Bodycote officially opened its advanced heat-treatment center in Rotherham, Yorkshire. The facility offers a range of heat-treatment services and has been established to support the aerospace and power-generation markets in the U.K. and Europe. Bodycote also announced plans for significant expansion at the site. Tom Gibbons, president of Bodycote’s Aerospace, Defence & Energy division, said: “Due to customer demand and interest since the announcement of this new plant in July, we are investing in further capacity and technology. The additional space we secured here at Rotherham is nearly three times the size of our existing unit. We are committed to ensuring we are able to meet our customers’ demand in the years ahead.”
According to Colin Sirett, AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) CEO, everything from aircraft parts through to carbon-fiber chassis for supercars are being manufactured at the Advanced Manufacturing Park where the facility is located.