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Boeing has opened its first component factory in Europe, at Sheffield in the U.K. The premises will be used for the manufacture of actuation system components for the Boeing 737 and 767 jets from raw materials sourced in the U.K.
Parts by the thousand will be produced each month, then shipped to Boeing’s Portland, Oregon facilities back in the U.S.
Sheffield will be responsible for manufacturing over 100 different high-tech actuation components of the 737 and 767 wing trailing edge, Boeing having invested some £40 million (US$51.2 million) in the 62,000-square-meter facility.