Strong start to the year for the UK’s aerospace industry

Sigma Components invests US$1m into UK and China sites

Aerospace manufacturer Sigma Components has invested over US$1m across its manufacturing facilities in the UK and China to meet growing customer demand.

The investment follows hot on the heels of the company’s investment of over US$1m in a new manufacturing facility in Chengdu last year, which created additional capacity for its rigid pipe-manufacturing programme for Rolls-Royce’s XWB engine, in particular.

Mark Johnson, founder and CEO of Sigma Components, said: “Our sites across the UK and China work hand in hand to offer a high-quality, local source for customers.  

“While some manufacturers may look to lower-cost economies simply to outsource the production of basic components, we take a longer-term approach.

 “By investing across the wider business, we are able to create genuine manufacturing partnerships with our global customer base without losing sight of the local issues, mutual opportunities and specialist skills that exist in both markets. 

“It also means we can use the most-appropriate manufacturing facilities at every stage of the product lifecycle, optimising performance and competitiveness throughout the supply chain.”

The US$1m investment includes specialist equipment to boost Sigma’s fabrication and pipe manufacturing capabilities.

It has also led to the creation of over 50 jobs in Nuneaton, Hinckley and Farnborough, including shop-floor positions, engineers, HR and finance roles.