- Published: Monday, 28 October 2013 13:52
Rolls-Royce is a global company, providing integrated power solutions for customers in civil and defence aerospace, marine and energy markets.
The Rolls-Royce Group 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, the Group has a broad customer base comprising more than 300 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. We support our customers through a worldwide network of offices, manufacturing and service facilities.
In 2012, Rolls-Royce invested £919 million in 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 maintains a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
In the past decade, Rolls-Royce has transformed its business. Today, we are more global, with over half our order book from the Middle East and Asia. Our portfolio has become more diversified, both through organic growth and acquisition, and we have significantly increased the revenues generated from servicing the power systems we produce.
The Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) model of academic partnership
Rolls-Royce partner with Southampton University to introduce an advanced automated design methodology to improve product efficiency.
Rolls-Royce enables its research and technology development programmes by accessing the very best expertise available in academia.
Collaborating with businesses and governments around the world lets Cranfield create and transform knowledge to solve problems and improve quality of life.
Through an agreement with Jisc, Rolls-Royce is leveraging the world-leading Janet network and getting access to the latest technology equipment and infrastructure.
Designing high performance jet engines in partnership within state-of-the-art facilities
Lighter, faster, more environmentally friendly jet engines are being created as the result of a collaboration between researchers and engineers
A network of Rolls-Royce University Technology Centres (UTCs) lies at the heart of the company’s long-term approach to developing technologies, helping to deliver the company’s vision and to secure competitive advantage.