Rolls-Royce 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, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 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.
Annual underlying revenue was £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 30 June 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on 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 has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
Rolls-Royce in Germany
Building on a tradition of business relations with German companies and government agencies dating back over ninety years, Rolls-Royce has steadily strengthened its connections with Germany with lasting effect. Over the last few years, Germany has become established within the world-wide Rolls-Royce Group as an important production location. Approximately 2 billion Euros have been invested in developing the German Rolls-Royce facilities and the successful BR700 family of engines.
By investing over €200 million in the modern production facilities at Dahlewitz in former East Germany, Rolls-Royce has actively supported the process of German reunification. Rolls-Royce promotes the establishment of new companies in the Berlin-Brandenburg aerospace cluster and contributes considerably to Brandenburg's export performance.
In 1990, in partnership with BMW, Rolls-Royce founded a German company to develop civil jet engines for the world-wide market. Rolls-Royce Deutschland, a 100% subsidiary of the Rolls-Royce Group since 2000, is Germany's only fully certified engine manufacturer with complete systems capability for the design, production and after-sales support of modern civil and military turbine engines.
Rolls-Royce Deutschland has a workforce of more than 3,400 divided between its two sites: Dahlewitz near Berlin and Oberursel near Frankfurt/Main.
The BR700 family of engines was developed at the Dahlewitz plant. Final assembly of all BR700 engines takes place there as well. The success of the BR700 family is evidenced by the fact that these engines have completed more than 13 million cumulative operating hours. The Dahlewitz site is also responsible for the Tay, Spey and Dart engine series. Rolls-Royce Deutschland provides support to 5,000 engines in service worldwide.
The BR700 engines are the first German civil jet engines to be internationally certified. Their distinguishing features are their low operating costs, high ease of maintenance and strong environmental performance. The Rolls-Royce BR710 is the sole engine offered on the Gulfstream G500 and G550, the Bombardier Global 5000 and Global 6000 long-range business jets. The 100-seat Boeing 717-200 is powered by two Rolls-Royce BR715 turbofans.
The BR725 is the latest member of the BR700 engine series. With its advanced technology and outstanding performance levels, it sets the standard at the top end of the ultra-long-range corporate market. The engine is powering the new Gulfstream G650 ultra-long range business jet, which is scheduled for entry into service in 2012.
The Dahlewitz site is also responsible for final assembly of the IAE V2500 engine. The V2500 is a twin-shaft turbofan suitable for short- and medium-range aircraft and is installed on the Airbus A319, A320 and A321 and the A319 Corporate Jet.
The Oberursel site has established itself as a highly efficient production location within the Rolls-Royce Group. High-tech components for numerous Rolls-Royce engine programmes are manufactured there, employing state-of-the-art production technology. Small gas turbines for civilian and military applications are also being maintained and overhauled at this site. The RTM322 engines for the German Armed Forces’ NH90 helicopters are maintained and supported from Oberursel.
Within the framework of the TP400-D6 programme to develop a European propulsion solution for the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft, Rolls-Royce Deutschland is responsible for technically demanding modules, such as the high-pressure compressor as well as for the systems integration of the engine programme.
In Thuringia Rolls-Royce has provided further evidence of its long-term commitment to Germany. Teaming with Lufthansa Technik, the N3 Engine Overhaul Services joint venture was established in Arnstadt. In this state-of-the-art maintenance centre, Rolls-Royce Trent 500, 700 and 900 engines are being serviced and overhauled for leading European, American and African airlines.
In 2008 construction work started on a new Mechanical Test Operations Centre (MTOC), next to the Dahlewitz site. MTOC required an investment of 65m euros and offers unequalled capabilities for Rolls-Royce’s global operations in testing and evaluating the mechanical and structural behaviour of gas turbine components. It provides testing capabilities across all business sectors for in-development, in-production and in-service engine programmes. It will employ 70 highly-skilled engineers and technicians. In the 7,000sqm centre approximately 40 different tests can be carried out, ranging from centrifugal testing to operational stability tests, vibration and materials testing. MTOC officially opened in May 2010 and became fully operational in 2011.
Rolls-Royce has a significant involvement in German and European technology programmes to develop more environmentally friendly engines and cooperates with numerous German research institutions, such as universities and the German aerospace research institute (DLR). BTU Cottbus, TU Dresden, TU Darmstadt and Karlsruhe University have already joined the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) network. The UTCs operate on a long-term, funded basis, which ensures continuity of research work.
Rolls-Royce has been working with leading German and international companies for decades. Examples of such collaborations are the Model 250 helicopter engine, the Turbo-Union RB199 engine, which is in service on the Tornados of the German Air Force, the EJ200 engine for the Eurofighter Typhoon and the IAE V2500 engine for the Airbus A320 family.
Together with German partners, Rolls-Royce supplies, produces and supports engines for customers in Germany and abroad. Currently 2,200 Rolls-Royce engines are in service in Germany. The customers not only include big names among the airlines and charter operators, but also the German Armed Forces, many of whose fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters are powered by Rolls-Royce engines. Rolls-Royce Trent engines are powering Lufthansa’s Airbus A330, A340 and A380 airliners.
Industrial gas turbines built by the company are in service in Germany in the power generation, oil and gas sectors. In naval engineering Rolls-Royce is one of the world's leading suppliers of integrated propulsion systems. Rolls-Royce Marine Deutschland and Rolls-Royce Intering Products employ 40 people in Hamburg.
Diversity at Rolls-Royce
Diversity values the many differences that make us all unique. At Rolls-Royce, we want a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers, our suppliers and the communities in which we are located. We want everyone to feel part of an inclusive environment where they are able to contribute and realise their full potential.
As a global business Rolls-Royce succeeds in gaining competitive advantage by attracting, retaining and developing the best talent from the greatest range of people worldwide. In this purpose, we are committed to the promotion of diversity and equality throughout the Company and to creating an environment where each individual has the opportunity to realise their full potential.
The Company is committed to both recognising individual talent and valuing individual differences. People from varied cultural backgrounds with a range of personal qualities will approach problems in different ways. This will lead to greater creativity, improved problem solving and better personal and company performance.
The aim is to promote diversity and ensure equality of opportunity by building a culture of respect and appreciation and by creating an environment where each individual has the opportunity to realise their full potential.
The goal is to attract talented people to our business and encourage them to stay. By recruiting and retaining the very best people we enhance our market position and reputation.
The objective is to sustain a working environment free from discrimination and harassment in which all employees are regarded with dignity and respect and are treated equitably on the basis of their capability and contribution. Discriminatory behaviour and practices undermine people’s skills and potential; this is unacceptable to the Company and to the individuals concerned.
To benefit from diversity, we need to manage inclusively, valuing everyone as an individual and striving to engage fully their commitment, abilities, energy and variety of approaches. Only by doing this will we maximise the quality, delivery and sustainability of our products and services.
We all benefit from working in a diverse, fair, inclusive environment; it is essential for the future success and prosperity of the Company.
Diversity is a given. It is not an option to decide to have or not to have. Diversity is difference and we are all different.
The Rolls-Royce Germany WoMen´s Network –founded end of 2009- has been a EWMD Corporate Member since March 2011. The 10 EWMD Corporate Members are active in several regional groups in Germany, especially in EWMD Berlin-Brandenburg and EWMD Rhein-Main.
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Further information is available on the Internet:
Rolls-Royce Group: http://www.rolls-royce.com
Rolls-Royce Deutschland: http://www.rolls-royce.de