Wroclaw, Poland, July 11, 2014 – UTC Aerospace Systems formally opened its Global Engineering Center in Wroclaw, Poland today with an event attended by company leaders and Polish government and education officials. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corporation. (NYSE: UTX)
The center, built on the site of UTC Aerospace Systems’ existing manufacturing plant in Wroclaw, focuses on research and development of aircraft mechanical systems and supports the company’s nine strategic business units. The 40,000-square-foot center includes a 12,000-square-foot test laboratory. Currently the engineering project employs approximately 130 engineers with a plan to employ a total of 400 engineers by 2016. The manufacturing operation in Wroclaw currently has nearly 800 employees.
UTC Aerospace Systems’ investment recognizes the rapid growth of the Polish aviation and technologies sector. This new investment intends to attract top engineering students from local technical universities and contributes to the growth of the local economy.
“In addition to our world-class Employee Scholar Program, UTC Aerospace Systems supports partnerships with Polish universities to provide student scholarships, internships and other dedicated programs through the Global Engineering Center,” said Dave Carter, vice president of Engineering and Technology for UTC Aerospace Systems.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries and employees more than 10,000 people throughout Poland.
SOURCE: UTC Aerospace Systems