TITAL and Rolls-Royce recently signed a memorandum of understanding foreseeing the permanent development and production of highly complex aluminium and titanium investment castings for aircraft engines.
TITAL managing partner Philipp Schack said, "We are happy to have Rolls-Royce as a strong partner allowing us to cooperate in the development and production of the next engine generation," referring to the cooperation perspectives with this renowned engine manufacturer.
TITAL sales director Philipp Jerusalem is hoping for long-term cooperation with the British group.
"This partnership is projected for many years ahead. Having Rolls-Royce as a strategic partner is a milestone in TITAL’s corporate history. Now we are doing all we can to fulfil our customer’s expectations on a long-term basis," he said.
Rolls-Royce particularly appreciates the long-standing experience of the German company in the investment casting industry, where TITAL is one of the worldwide leading suppliers to the aviation and aerospace industry.
"The cooperation with Rolls-Royce can immediately start. Initial projects have already been defined and project teams formed, and we are intensively working to prepare for further challenges," Philipp Schack added.
This increased cooperation is based on mutual confidence resulting from nearly 20 years of customer relations.
Thanks to its long-term nature and high potential this new commitment has a special importance for the investment casting specialist. The cooperation with Rolls-Royce is also a decisive signal to launch the extension of the traditional site in Bestwig. TITAL is planning to considerably enlarge its plant in Bestwig, in order to extend production on a long-term basis. The construction procedure has started for the extension of the production site.
"Now we have to make available sufficient production capacity in order to realise the various engine projects with our partner Rolls-Royce. Having met the pre-requisites for this we are looking forward to starting the long planned cooperation," Mr Schack said, mentioning he is also confident to deliver first parts in 2015.