Plant & Works Engineering

Moog opens new purpose-built production facility

Published:  21 December, 2015

Moog Industrial Group, a part of Moog Inc., has opened a brand new purpose-built production facility in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK. The new facility will support existing high performance motion control engineering, design, manufacturing and service both globally as well as in the UK.

The building accommodates approximately 100 people, of which 60% are employed in either engineering or production roles. Moog Aircraft Group continues to operate nearby from its own facility.

The new building will deliver at least 2215 m² (7267 ft²) of manufacturing space with an additional 1863 m² (6112 ft²) of office space to support both hydraulic and electric motion control applications and service in industrial markets such as motorsport, test, industrial automation, and energy, while providing sufficient capacity for future expansion. In addition it will accommodate support roles such as, IT, Sales, HR and Marketing.

Chris Curr, entity manager at Moog, commented: “Space in our former facility became constrained as our business expanded with high-end engineering projects. Our new facility will bring everyone together in one building, enabling us to provide our workforce with a modern and comfortable working environment in line with our company culture, whilst maintaining our high level of customer focus.”

Curr added that, along with celebrating the launch of its new facility, the company is also celebrating 50 years in Europe. He explained that part of that activity includes the launch of a contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve. The contest is open to anyone who can find a Moog servo valve in operation on a machine.