April 4 2022  |  Seating

Collins plant in Northern Ireland shortlisted for awards

By Rick Lundstrom

Stuart McKee, Managing Director of Collins Aerospace Northern Ireland

Collins Aerospace’s seating plant in Kilkeel has been shortlisted in four categories in the Insider Made in Northern Ireland awards.

The company has been shortlisted in the export; automotive, aerospace and rail; manufacturing apprenticeship, and Manufacturer of the Year (more that £25m) categories.

“We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in not one, but four award categories at this year’s Made in Northern Ireland Awards," said Stuart McKee, Managing Director of Collins Aerospace Northern Ireland. "I’m thrilled that our team has been recognized for the work carried out in Kilkeel for the global market. They have excelled these last few years, so this recognition is richly deserved.”

Collins Aerospace, which has more than 300 locations worldwide, produces approximately 25 percent of all aircraft seating for the global market. Its facility in Kilkeel employs 750 people and has recently embarked on a recruitment drive as it prepares for future growth.

The Insider Made in Northern Ireland awards showcases the quality products and services that manufacturing and engineering companies from across Northern Ireland supply. The awards ceremony will take place at the Titanic Hotel in Belfast on Friday, May 13.

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