Rugby MP Mark Pawsey praises engineering at Rolls-Royce

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has praised the advanced engineering taking place at Rolls-Royce’s Ansty factory.

Mark used the opportunity to visit Rolls-Royce to see for himself the process by which fan casings for the Rolls Royce Trent engines are manufactured at their Ansty factory near Rugby. These engines are used on many of the most popular commercial airliners, including Airbus aircraft.

Mark said:

“Rolls Royce is a large employer in the constituency and I am always very keen to support local manufacturing. The construction of turbine housing requires highly skilled engineering as these components are crucial in the safe and effective operation of the jet engines which we rely on to travel around the world.”

Mark continued:

“Rugby, and the West Midlands, has a great heritage of advanced manufacturing and often we have been at the cutting edge of engineering. I am very pleased to see that at Ansty Park, where Rolls-Royce are based, we are continuing to build on that history to deliver components for some of the most technologically impressive jet engines in service today.”

Mark concluded:

“I am keen to see the UK continue to attract investment for the manufacturing and engineering success stories of tomorrow and Ansty Park is at the heart of that.”

Steve Hendry, Manufacturing Executive at Rolls-Royce Ansty added:

“We were delighted to welcome Mark back to our site to learn more about our business and give him the opportunity to meet our employees. Rolls-Royce contributes significantly to the economy in the Midlands and fan cases produced in Ansty are key components for our civil aerospace business.”