Bodycote, Rotherham, UK Official Opening Ceremony
Back in February of 2018 it was announced that commercial heat treater Bodycote would be opening a new facility in Rotherham, UK late 2018. Well the plant is now operational with the Official Opening Ceremony being held Thursday November 29th of this year.
“Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, has confirmed the opening of a new facility in the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham to support the aerospace and power generation markets in the UK and Europe. Bodycote improves the properties of metals and alloys, extending the life of vital components through heat treatment services and specialist thermal processes, Hot Isostatic Pressing and surface technology. Rothbiz reported first in February that Bodycote were set to take the 11,000 sq ft Unit 7B at the R-evolution development on the AMP. The new state-of-the-art facility, which will be fully operational in 2018, will offer a number of heat treatment processes. Additionally, major OEM approvals will be secured along with Nadcap accreditation. In April this year, a contract with Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business was announced that is expected to be worth over £160m in incremental revenues over the next 15 years. Sales will ramp up over the next five years. The Macclesfield-headquartered firm is providing thermal processing services which include specialised vacuum heat treatment and hot isostatic pressing (HIP), supporting Rolls-Royce’s turbine blade casting facilities in Derby and Rotherham.”