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Rolls-Royce is looking for innovative Finnish suppliers to serve the needs of German aviation industry

The aviation industry is booming in Germany, and the jet engine order book of Rolls-Royce Deutschland extends over the next five years. In 2016, Rolls-Royce Deutchland had a turnover of 2.1 billion euros and investments of 3.2 billion euros.

Rolls-Royce Deutschland is currently revising its supply chain supplier network and has taken the initiative to develop a Finnish-German cooperation strategy in the aviation industry, both in trade and on the political level. Rolls-Royce is seeking Finnish SMEs, which could provide new sources of innovation for the aerospace industry in Germany.

Companies, whose technologies or services are currently applied in a different industry, could also be relevant for the aerospace sector. The potential suppliers should meet following specifications:

• Manufacturing or servicing physical products made of, for example, steel, aluminum, or titanium, with own machines

• Therefore, companies should not be a systems integrator, a service company, or a research organization, but a manufacturer or processor of metal components

• The ideal size of the company is +30 employees

• Certification: ISO 9001 is an absolute minimum (ISO 9100 certification is even better). Similar certification for other industries might also be interesting

• Application area for potential components is civilian (not military)

• Other interesting areas could be nickel-based steel since heat treatment and companies dealing with high-temperature steel are interesting

• Particular fitting methods, such as braising and welding, are interesting

• Component sizes ranging from 1.5 x 1.5cm up to 1.5 x 1.5 meters

• Proven strict quality control procedures

• Management needs to have a true interest in internationalization, cross-technology innovation, and clear ideas about the added value of their offering to Rolls-Royce


Finpro will organize an event between potential Finnish suppliers and Rolls-Royce Deutschland in Helsinki in February 2018. If your company meets the given specifications, and would be interested in attending the event, please contact:


Ulla Lainio, Program Director, Arctic Maritime and Offshore from Finland


Phone: +358 40 3433 357


Alun Jones, Senior Advisor


Phone: +49 173 718 4453



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