Frisa Forjados forges seamless rings at three plants in Mexico, and a joint-venture in Michigan. Its carbon and stainless steel, and titanium and super alloy products are supplied to aerospace, power-generation, and other markets.

Rolls Places $200-Million Parts Contract with Frisa

May 5, 2013
Components for current/future engine programs Second LTSA of 2013

Frisa Forjados reported it has signed a new long-term supply agreement with Rolls-Royce Plc, for forged rings and casings in support of current and future aircraft engine programs. The contract has a value of approximately $200 million, according to Frisa, though the length and other terms were not reports.

Frisa forges seamless rolled rings in carbon and stainless steels, titanium and super alloy metals. In addition to aerospace forgings, it has customers in the power-generation, oil-and-gas, construction and mining, wind, and general industrial markets.

Frisa has three plants in the Monterrey metropolitan area, and is a joint-venture partner with Scot Forge in Ringmasters Manufacturing LLC, in Wayne, MI.

“With this latest agreement, Frisa once again continues to strengthen its position as a leading supplier of forged rings to the aerospace industry,” stated CEO Eduardo Garza.

“Our relationship with Rolls-Royce is founded on many years working with them to provide specialist components for their aerospace and energy business sectors. We are especially pleased to build upon our role as a strategic supplier to Rolls-Royce in support of the Trent family of engines”.

The agreement with Rolls-Royce will support the Trent XWB and Trent 900 engine programs.

TheTrent XWB and 900 are variants of Rolls-Royce’s high-bypass turbofan engines, notably supplied to Airbus for the A350 and Boeing for its 787 Dreamliner, and other commercial aircraft programs. Rolls also assigned a long-term contract recently with another forging group, Firth Rixson Ltd., also for seamless rings.

Frisa’s new contract is its second long-term agreement announced this year. In March it reported a contract with Rolls-Royce’s competitor Pratt & Whitney, for forged rings and casings, to support that company’s PurePower PW1000G turbofan engine program. The P&W contract is valued at more than $150 million.