“Market Cap $34.35 B As of May 2014
At a Glance
- Industry: Aerospace & Defense
- Founded: 1904
- Country: United Kingdom
- CEO: John Rishton
- Website: www.rolls-royce.com
- Employees: 55,200
- Sales: $24.25 B
- Headquarters: London
#281 Global 2000
- #387 in Sales
- #308 in Profit
- #618 in Assets
- #304 in Market value
#81 Innovative Companies (2012) (#76 in 2011)
Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc is a group holding company, which provides power solutions for customers in civil and defense aerospace, marine and energy markets. It is a provider of integrated power systems and services to the civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy markets. The company operates through four segments: Civil Aerospace, Defense Aerospace, Marine and Energy. The Civil Aerospace segment engages in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of commercial aero engines and aftermarket services. The Defense Aerospace segment engages in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of military aero engines and aftermarket services. The Marine segment engages in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of marine-power propulsion systems and aftermarket services. The Energy segment engages in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of power systems for the offshore oil and gas industry and electrical power generation and aftermarket services. The origins of the business of the company go back to Henry Royce and CS Rolls, the compatibility of whose business interests led to the formation of the original Rolls-Royce Limited in 1906. Rolls-Royce Plc was both the main trading company until 2003. Rolls-Royce Group Plc became the ultimate holding company of the group after the approval of shareholders in June 2003. Rolls-Royce Holdings was incorporated in February 2011 as a new holding company for the entire group. It is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.“
“The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust
The Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust was formed in 1981 to promote and preserve the history and engineering excellence of Rolls-Royce. There are five Branches which serve the historical interests of the ancestor companies that, over the years, were assimilated to create the present-day Rolls-Royce.
The Derby & Hucknall Branch and the Scottish Branch are concerned primarily with the heritage of Rolls-Royce Limited. The Bristol Branch covers the products and history of the early Bristol and Bristol Siddeley companies as well as the famous names of deHavilland, Blackburn and Napier. The Coventry Branch is located both at Ansty and Derby and is the authority on Armstrong Siddeley and its predecessors. The Indianapolis Branch in the United States is dedicated to the achievements of the Allison Engine Company. While the majority of exhibits are aero-engine related, there is an increasing proportion of items relevant to marine, energy and land vehicle engines reflecting the historical importance and current growth of these businesses in Rolls-Royce.
The Trust publishes a magazine twice per year for its Members called “The Journal of theRolls-Royce Heritage Trust”. Books are also published at regular intervals and specialise in the histories of the products of Rolls-Royce and its ancestor companies ranging from aero engines, motor cars, premises and people. The Trust has also recently started to produce DVD titles.
The Derby & Hucknall, Bristol and Coventry Branches have workshop facilities where engines and related artefacts are preserved and restored for exhibition. A wide variety of these engines, as well as other exhibits, are on permanent display.
Each Branch undertakes to present a series of lectures each year on a variety of subjects both historical and topical, given by past and present engineering staff and also by guest speakers. Entry to these lectures is free and all are welcome.
Membership of the Trust, currently around 3000, is worldwide and open to current and past employees as well as enthusiasts for engineering heritage with an interest in Rolls-Royce and its ancestral companies. “
*Information from Forbes.com and Rolls-royce.com
**Video published on YouTube by “Rolls-Royce“