SELEX opens Centre of Excellence in Bristol
The British Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Mr Peter Luff MP, has opened the new Bristol office of SELEX Systems Integration, part of the Italian Finmeccanica group that has acquired several Bristol companies including Quadrics.
The building, which also acts as a Bristol base for SELEX Systems Integration subsidiary VEGA Consulting Services, and sister Finmeccanica company SELEX Galileo, is home to 200 UK defence and security professionals. The building’s Centre of Excellence developed by SELEX Systems Integration, provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the very latest technological innovation on offer from across the UK Finmeccanica companies in support of the national defence and security challenges.
The site is next to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD)’s procurement headquarters, Abbey Wood, the largest MOD site in the UK with over 7,000 people and the base for the MOD’s procurement executive departments to manage procurement for the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
“I am delighted to have been asked to open the new Bristol offices of SELEX Systems Integration,” said Luff. “The success of our Defence industry is important to the UK’s economy, and indeed the defence and security of the country and its people. SELEX Systems Integration’s investment in Bristol, close to the headquarters of MOD Defence Equipment and Support is a welcome demonstration of the company’s continued commitment to the UK Defence industry”.
“The opening of this new centre, which mirrors the successful facility already established in the company’s headquarters in Rome, provides a further opportunity to display the company’s capabilities in designing and realising large systems for the civil and military security domains. It represents a centre of technological excellence which demonstrates to visitors how the company’s systems capabilities can benefit a wide variety of missions,” said CEO of SELEX Sistemi Integrati, Marina Grossi.