British aerospace and defence equipment manufacturer Meggitt has opened a new £130 million ‘super site’ at Ansty Park in Coventry this week – the largest single investment in the firm’s history.
Meggitt Chief Executive Tony Wood and Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street formally opened the facility alongside long-standing Meggitt employee Harry Patel, the event was attended by Meggitt employees, customers and regional partners.
The leading international company specialising in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defence and selected energy markets new site brings together a range of Meggitt’s existing operations within a world-class aerospace engineering and technology facility in the Midlands.
Ansty Park is one of the biggest investments in UK manufacturing in a decade as well as being Meggitt’s largest infrastructure investment to date, one of a number of the company’s global infrastructure projects. The facility provides a base for nearly 1,000 employees and is also regarded as a blueprint for the future.
Built to high building efficiency standards to meet the environmental needs of the future, it boasts grey water systems, a photovoltaic roof capable of generating power equivalent to 25% of the site’s needs and an electrification ready car parking plan.
Tony Wood, Meggitt Chief Executive, said:
“The opening of Meggitt Ansty Park represents a major advance in the development of our global manufacturing footprint. The site is just one of a number of global site developments, which reflect our truly global business in aerospace, defence and energy where we are developing, manufacturing and exporting the next-generation of technologies required for sustainable aviation and cleaner energy.”