Boeing has opened its first production site in Europe, a fabrication factory in Sheffield, UK.
The new factory makes actuation system components for the 737 and 767 from raw materials sourced in the UK.
At full capacity, Boeing Sheffield will produce thousands of parts each month, which will be shipped for assembly in Boeing’s Portland plant in Oregon.
Boeing Sheffield manufactures more than 100 different high-tech actuation components for 737 and 767 wing trailing edge.
The 6,200-square-meter facility represents a Boeing investment of more than £40 million.
A total of 52 employees, including experienced mechanics, engineers and more than 20 apprentices, make up the current Boeing Sheffield team.