UK Volume 21

uk.superbrands.com Superbrands UK Annual Vol.21 Rolls-Royce is recognised around the world as a global engineering giant, delivering cutting-edge power solutions. The company serves the Civil Aerospace, Defence, and Power Systems markets with pioneering products that focus on efficiency, reliability and increasingly, sustainability Market Rolls-Royce’s knowledge is built on years of delivering solutions for highly complex power needs, that require long development cycles. Its markets are linked to growth in the overall global economy, or in global security and defence budgets. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, with more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers. The company’s underlying revenue in 2019 was more than £15.4bn, half of which came from services. Product As one of the world’s largest aircraft engine manufactures, with a fleet of more than 13,000, Rolls-Royce is best known for its jet engines. Although there has been an unprecedented impact on its Civil Aerospace business by Covid-19, Rolls-Royce is still positioned to capitalise, once the world recovers, through its engine portfolio for large commercial aircraft, regional jets and business aviation. Its highly successful Trent engines are in service on the Airbus A330, A340, A350 and A380, alongside the Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner and recently Rolls-Royce launched the Pearl 15 engine for Gulfstream Business Jets, reaffirming its position as a leader in the business aviation market. In Defence, Rolls-Royce is a market leader in aero engines for military transport and patrol aircraft with strong positions in combat and helicopter applications. It has more than 16,000 engines in service across 150 military customers including naval markets. It has been the industry leader in Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing technology for more than 60 years, with its latest technology being used on the F-35B Lightning II fighter. Rolls-Royce recently announced its collaboration with the Royal Air Force, BAE Systems, Leonardo and MBDA on the development of the next generation of air power – Project Tempest. The Power Systems market is a key focus for Rolls-Royce in enabling the company to play a crucial role in reaching net zero carbon by 2050. Through its German product brand MTU, whose engines power trains, super-yachts, ferries, mining trucks, tractors and power generation; Rolls-Royce is now positioning itself as a systems integrator. The investment in microgrids, electric and hybrid- electric power is helping the company take a strong position in reliable low carbon power generation. As one of the largest employers of nuclear designers, engineers and scientists in the UK, Rolls-Royce also has vast experience in developing nuclear energy power solutions. It has been the sole provider and technical authority for nuclear power to the Royal Navy for more than 50 years and is now utilising this experience to help develop small modular reactors for the civil nuclear market. Achievements Rolls-Royce has been recognised with Industry Leader, Industry Mover and Gold Class awards for the Aerospace and Defence sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. It is also listed in both the DJSI World and DJSI Europe indices. Recent Developments Supporting the growing demand for cleaner, more efficient and sustainable power, Rolls-Royce’s strategy is built around three pillars: improve the gas turbine; promote sustainable fuels; and be at the forefront of developing innovative power technologies. In Civil Aerospace, the UltraFan ® gas turbine design will deliver more thrust, more efficiency and more reliability than ever. Rolls-Royce is also leading the way in developing hybrid /electric aircraft power systems through the growth of its electrical division as well as partnerships, to accelerate its capability. This championing sustainability focus will be vividly demonstrated when the company attempts to break the world speed record for an all-electric flight in 2021. In the Industrial sector, Rolls-Royce is continuing its pioneering Rolls-Royce has been the sole provider and technical authority for nuclear power to the Royal Navy for more than 50 years DID YOU KNOW?

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