Rolls-Royce to make engines in Singapore

Rolls-Royce has opened an engine plant in Singapore.

The $562m (£355m) facility is the first such capital investment of this scale in Asia, and the only one outside the UK.

Once fully operational, it will assemble and test about 250 engines a year; that is forecast to be about half of Rolls-Royce's global output in the seven or eight years from 2012.

When engines start rolling off the production line in a few months' time, it will take 14 days to put one together from start to finish.

It takes more than 20 days for the manufacturer's main UK facility in Derby to put together the same engine.

Sharinjit Leyl took a look inside the new factory.

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