Rolls Royce Awards Paul Fabrications

The supplier is named 2016 Fabrications Supplier of the Year for their transparent supply chain partnership.

Paul Fabrications Ltd. (Derby, UK), a subsidiary of Unitech Aerospace (Hayden, ID) and a leading supplier of fabricated and precision machined components to the aerospace and nuclear industries, received the 2016 Rolls-Royce Fabrications Supplier of the Year Award for their innovative and collaborative approach on a multi-million dollar supply chain partnership.

In late 2016, Paul Fabrications and Rolls-Royce announced a significant partnership that is a key part of the ongoing transformation of Rolls-Royce’s supply chain for metal fabrication. A defining feature of this partnership was Paul Fabrications’ ability and commitment to provide a turnkey new product introduction (NPI) process. By embedding a Rolls-Royce team inside the Derby site, a new level of collaboration and transparency was created between the two organizations so that Rolls-Royce could consolidate their mature and legacy products with significantly reduced time to market and risk levels.

“We are impressed by the overall commitment, approach and attitude they adopted to help us deliver our strategic goals,” said Craig Smith, the executive vice president of installations of Rolls-Royce. “I am delighted with this award, as it speaks to our partnership in collectively developing a strategic path to manage low volume and legacy parts in an efficient and timely manner,” said Wayne Exton, the chief executive officer of Unitech Aerospace. “A key success factor is our co-located team of decision makers enabling faster transfer and more efficient production methods. We look forward to growing this partnership over many years to come.”

Smith and Exton gave a joint presentation on this innovative partnership at the 2017 Rolls-Royce Global Aerospace Supplier Conference in Singapore in February, where Paul Fabrications was awarded Highly Commended status in the Most Improved Supplier Category.