A WORCESTER-based aerospace firm, a leading supplier of airframe and aero engine components which operates in the city, has expanded its relationship further with airplane manufacturer Boeing.

Boeing, one of the biggest aerospace manufacturers in the world, have just announced that Aeromet will be a key strategic supplier for their new factory in Sheffield.

Aeromet, based in Cosgrove Close, Blackpole, will be one of the companies supplying raw materials to its new Sheffield factory, which will make components for the 737 and 777 passenger jets.

Aeromet specialises in aluminium and magnesium cast parts, employing 260 staff at sites in Worcester, as well as in Rochester and Sittingbourne.

The firm supplies aerospace and defence customers with a range of airframe and aero engine components including fuel system components, wing tips, doors and heat exchangers.

Vardhan Rajkumar, chairman of Aeromet, said: "Aeromet are delighted to be supplying complex cast parts to Boeing’s new manufacturing facility in Sheffield.

"This new contract is an exciting development in our long term relationship with Boeing and is testament to the hard work and dedication of our workforce."