QuEST Global and Rolls-Royce extend their engineering services agreement in India

Top Quote QuEST Global Engineering, a leading global engineering services provider, has extended its master agreement with Rolls-Royce to 2015. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 30, 2010 - Bangalore, India: QuEST Global Engineering, a leading global engineering services provider, has extended its master agreement with Rolls-Royce to 2015.

    Under the terms of the agreement, QuEST Global will support the engineering resources of Rolls-Royce across its business divisions through an engineering centre located in Bangalore, India.

    With a workforce of over 500 engineers supporting Rolls-Royce, the relationship has grown significantly and spans civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy sectors. QuEST engineers have been supporting work streams across the lifecycle of Rolls-Royce products, including products for the next-generation Airbus A350 XWB family of aircraft. Major activities range from design to manufacturing engineering and services and repair engineering.

    "This agreement with Rolls-Royce is significant to QuEST Global. We see it as an endorsement of our engineering capabilities in the aerospace, marine and energy sectors and the relationship we share with Rolls-Royce. QuEST Global has consolidated its position in the engineering services field as a player with unmatched capabilities in the field of design, development, manufacturing engineering, tooling, and aftermarket support" said Ajit Prabhu, CEO, QuEST Global Engineering."

    "India is hugely important to Rolls-Royce and we continuously look for opportunities to enhance our range of activities and benefit from the comparative advantages India has to offer. I'm delighted that we have extended our long standing relationship with QuEST for a further five years, and I look forward to continuing to work together as we move forward." said Anil Shrikhande, President Rolls-Royce India.

    About QuEST Global Engineering:
    QuEST Global Engineering is a diversified Engineering Services company, employing 2000 professionals across 13 global delivery centres. The company helps customers in Aero engine, Aerospace and Defense, Power Generation, Oil & Gas, and other verticals to cut product development and project costs, shorten lead times, extend capacity and maximize engineering resources availability by providing support across the complete product life cycle from design and modeling through analysis, prototyping, automation, data documentation, instrumentation and controls, and embedded systems development. We leverage our local presence and global reach to support engineering cost reduction initiatives for our customers.

    About Rolls-Royce:
    Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce today has a broad customer base comprising more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.

    The company's annual underlying revenues were 10.1 billion in 2009, of which about half came from services revenues. The firm and announced order book stood at 58.3 billion at 31 December 2009, providing visibility of future levels of activity. Rolls-Royce has a long and proud history of partnership with India - more than 75 years with the Indian Air Force and similarly presence in India's civil aerospace sector goes back to over 75 years. Its partnership with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bangalore is now in its 54th year. Today, there are over 1,300 Rolls-Royce engines in service in India. The company's global market sectors - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy - are all well represented in the country. Rolls-Royce manages and develops the growing volume of engineering work that the Group is subcontracting in India, from an engineering centre in Bangalore.

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