Manufacturing Operations

Collins Aerospace has a modern facility in the UK utilising many lean manufacturing techniques.

Extensive use is being made of various operations transformation tools including:

Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE)
Production Preparation Process (3P)

These enable us to eliminate waste and focus on our core activities. In addition we are using these tools to help the development of our supply chain.

Our goal is to add value in everything we do for our customers, to reduce lead times and constantly improve quality. The site area covers approximately 18,500 sq.m. (200,000 sq.ft.) with a workforce of over 400 people and is situated at the centre of the UK’s manufacturing heartland with good air, rail and road transport links.

Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE)

ACE is the standard infrastructure for supporting and sustaining quality throughout all of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). There are 4 levels of ACE accreditation, from Qualifying through to Gold. Collins Aerospace are currently sustaining Silver as we progress on our journey to Gold status.

“Collins Aerospace is unique among its
peers in having an in-depth expertise that
covers heat exchangers of plate fin,
tubular and cold wall/plate construction”