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Helander Precision first to achieve Preferred Supplier status with Roxel UK

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The UK precision machining company Helander Precision Engineering Ltd., based in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, has been recognised as Roxel UK’s first Preferred Supplier.

Helander has been supplying Roxel UK with rocket motor components since 2014; these are used for several missiles. The award of Preferred Supplier status reflects Helander’s performance in working with Roxel UK. Roxel UK’s Head of Supply Chain & Logistics, Jim Fleming, commented “We have developed a strong relationship with Helander, based on the quality of their deliveries and an excellent on-time delivery record. We look forward to further collaboration in the production of high technology components for the defence market”.

Bill Nash, MD of Helander, commented “Helander’s team is very proud to have gained the Preferred Supplier Status from Roxel. Roxel has now become a major customer to Helander and fits well into the Helander business strategy.

We have found the Roxel team very pro-active and responsive to work with and we are excited to develop this relationship and our mutual businesses over the coming years.”


About Roxel 

European leader in the field of tactical propulsion systems, Roxel, a company equally owned by MBDA and SAFRAN Herakles, designs, develops, manufactures and sells solid propulsion systems and related equipment for all types of rockets and tactical and cruise missiles worldwide.

Roxel offers solutions to system primes for missiles, rockets or other tactical munitions for all their propulsion requirements, whether for completely new systems or for improvements to the performance of their existing systems.

Roxel combines its propulsion systems with a range of services comprising turnkey solutions ranging from facility set up and commissioning to training and support for its customers.


About Helander 

Helander Precision Engineering Ltd specializes in the machining of complex mission critical components to the world’s leading OEMs and sub-tiers across the defence, oil & gas, aerospace, space and nuclear sectors. Focusing mainly on hard metals, Helander typically supports propulsion, actuation and control system platforms.

Since 2007, the company has been part of the Calder Group, a specialist engineering group with a turnover of circa €200m. Calder has nine operating subsidiaries across Europe with circa 740 employees, with its head-office in Chester, UK.

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