A working party at Rolls-Royce, based in Derby, is making plans to extend its Internet site and make it more interactive with suppliers.
Head of communications Martin Nield says the group’s site is primarily used for marketing and information and is getting more than 1.25m hits a month, including about 23,000 multi-page user sessions.
The site includes news, financial results and regularly up-dated product information. But there are plans to develop an intranet.
‘We aim to be able to serve suppliers and take orders over the net within 12 months,’ he says.