Bodycote International to build heat treatment plant in Derby

Hot property: heat treatment specialist Bodycote International is to build a £6m heat treatment plant on a Rolls-Royce site in Derby. Bodycote will erect and manage a hot isostatic pressing and vacuum heat treatment plant that will halve Rolls-Royce’s production times for engine blades by cutting down transportation between plants. ‘This exciting opportunity demonstrates our […]

Hot property: heat treatment specialist Bodycote International is to build a £6m heat treatment plant on a Rolls-Royce site in Derby. Bodycote will erect and manage a hot isostatic pressing and vacuum heat treatment plant that will halve Rolls-Royce’s production times for engine blades by cutting down transportation between plants. ‘This exciting opportunity demonstrates our intention to develop new relationships with key suppliers,’ said Bill Holland, manufacturing director for aerospace at Rolls-Royce. The Rolls-Royce deal was revealed at the opening of Bodycote’s own heat treatment plant in Macclesfield