Rolls-Royce opens new marine service facility in Guangzhou, China
Friday, 1 February 2013
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has opened a new Marine Service facility in Guangzhou, to better serve its growing customer base in southern China. Rolls-Royce is expanding its marine services network in China to deal with increased customer demand. The new facility in Guangzhou joins those already in operation in Hong Kong, Dalian and Shanghai.
The newly opened 700 square metre facility, located in proximity to Guangzhou's busy commercial port and ship repair yards, includes a maintenance workshop and offices for a small team of service engineers and customer support personnel.
Gary Wieland, Rolls-Royce, Marine Regional Director – China, said: "Rolls-Royce is continuing to invest in its global service capability. This modern facility in the heart of Guangzhou's Pearl River Delta, one of the busiest locations in the region for shipbuilding and repair, enables us to better meet the needs of our marine customers in the region.
"Our global marine service network helps ship owners maximise vessel availability by providing them with highly skilled service engineers and maintenance facilities through long-term service and maintenance contracts."
The facility will serve customers in the commercial and offshore sectors and can repair and overhaul a broad range of Rolls-Royce marine equipment, including diesel engine components tunnel thrusters, and propellers. Rolls-Royce engineers will also carry out servicing and repairs on board vessels and can conduct essential maintenance underwater, minimising the need to dry dock vessels.
The Guangzhou service facility marks the latest stage in the implementation of a global Marine Service Centre network, which offers dedicated repair services in 28 countries, providing 24/7 support to customers worldwide. In the last three years, Rolls-Royce has invested to create new or enlarged marine service centres in 13 different locations.
- Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
- As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
- Annual underlying revenue was £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 30 June 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
- Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
- In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
- Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.