Collins Aerospace introduces new Singapore innovation hub

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood July 5, 2019 08:59

Collins Aerospace introduces new Singapore innovation hub

Collins Aerospace is set to introduce a new innovation hub in Singapore which will focus on a wide variety of technologies in a bid to improve its manufacturing and operations.

The 15,000 sq ft innovation hub will be built at Collins’ Changhi MRO Campus as the firm aims to expand its presence in Singapore.

“We’re experiencing tremendous growth and transformation in aerospace globally, and we are focused on innovation in order to remain at the forefront of advanced methods and materials for maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions,” says Ajay Agrawal, president of aftermarket services, Collins Aerospace. “We are proud to collaborate with the Singapore Economic Development Board to optimise our customers’ experience through the application of new technologies this lab will produce.”

The innovation hub will include a lab for automation, smart factory development and advanced manufacturing. Robotic technology is in use at the company’s facility such as an Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle to move products to different areas of the building, which it says has significantly reduced operator walking distance and lead time.

Paula Hay, executive director of additive design and manufacturing at Collins Aerospace said: “The additive lab in the Singapore innovation hub will further our additive capabilities and techniques.”

Collins expects the facility to open in Q1 2020.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood July 5, 2019 08:59