Sigma signs £75m deal with Rolls-Royce

Sigma Components signs 10 year contract with Rolls-Royce valued at more than £75m. 

Sigma Components, which forms Avingtrans PLC’s aerospace division, has signed a 10 year contract with Rolls-Royce valued at more than £75m to supply pipe assemblies for a range of engine programmes including the rapidly growing Trent XWB variants fitted to the Airbus A350.

The 10-year contract follows the successful completion of Sigma’s acquisition of Rolls-Royce’s internal pipe manufacturing businesses in Nuneaton (UK) and Xi’an (China) for £3.5m, which was announced on 29 January 2016.

Mark Johnson, founder of Sigma Components and managing director of Avingtrans’ aerospace division, said: “We’re delighted to have completed this deal, which cements our position on strategically important engine programmes and provides a platform for growth across our product range in key markets.

“The assemblies will be manufactured across our facilities in the UK and China, providing a springboard for further recruitment as programmes such as Trent XWB grow significantly in the coming years.”

Steve McQuillan, CEO of Avingtrans, said: “Sigma has developed a strong working relationship with Rolls-Royce since 2006, becoming a key delivery supplier in both home and emerging markets.

“Having recently expanded our capability in the UK and China, we are delighted with the trust that Rolls-Royce is placing in Sigma to deliver rigid pipes on key programmes.

“By delivering the contract across both our UK and Chinese operations, we can offer Rolls-Royce significantly improved commercial terms, combined with a confidence in the quality of components developed over many years.”

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