Boeing has presented Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group with a Supplier of the Year award for its performance on the P-8 maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.
Boeing honours Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group for exceptional performance
“I am delighted to be able to congratulate Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group on this award for their high-quality performance on the Boeing P-8 maritime patrol aircraft,” said Sir Roger Bone, President of Boeing in the UK. “Marshall is one of the historic names in the UK aerospace industry and a long-term partner of Boeing, so I am particularly pleased that they have been recognised.”
Boeing has more than 23,000 suppliers around the world and Marshall was one of only 15 businesses and one university to receive a Supplier of the Year award, presented during a ceremony in Chicago on 18th April 2014.
“We are thrilled to have won this prestigious award – it recognises the dedication, determination and focus on delivering on our promises,” said Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group. “For over a century we have consistently put our customers first, and this emphasis will continue.”
The P-8 maritime patrol aircraft is a military derivative of Boeing’s Next Generation 737-800 and total orders for the P-8 platform could exceed 200, worldwide. Fitz-Gerald continues: “Working in the true spirit of partnership with Boeing, we have delivered outstanding levels of engineering excellence to support the most advanced maritime patrol aircraft in the world - this is something of which we are all truly proud.”
Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Business, said: "I am delighted that Marshall’s performance as a UK supplier to Boeing has been recognised with this extremely prestigious award. Companies like Boeing set demanding standards for their supply chains and I congratulate Marshall on this success, which I know results from a huge amount of effort and hard work.”
This latest award comes just two months after Marshall’s delivery of the 200th production auxiliary fuel tank in support of Boeing’s P-8 program and the company attaining a GOLD rating for delivery performance under the Boeing Enterprise Supplier Tool (BEST) rating system.
Image: Boeing has presented Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group with a Supplier of the Year award for its performance on the P-8 maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.
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Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.