Pratt & Whitney Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility in Singapore
Pratt & Whitney Singapore Manufacturing broke ground on a new facility at the Seletar Aerospace Park. This new production facility will manufacture fan blades and high pressure turbine disks for Pratt & Whitney's PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engines. This new 180,000 square foot (16,000 square meter) facility will border Pratt & Whitney's existing flagship facility at Seletar – Pratt & Whitney Singapore Component Repair – further expanding the company's 30-year presence in the country. Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has invested nearly $110 million in the development of these two new facilities.
Now with a total of nine businesses in Singapore, Pratt & Whitney Singapore Manufacturing will help Pratt & Whitney achieve production capacity required to meet customer demand for commercial engines. With the construction of this new facility, Pratt & Whitney's work force in Singapore is expected to increase to more than 2,500 people over the next five years – making it home to the company's most comprehensive aftermarket presence in one location.
"Pratt & Whitney is pleased to break ground on this new facility and further expand our already large presence in Singapore, which is well-known throughout the aerospace