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04 Apr 17. Leidos, UK Defense Ministry Open Military Logistics Facility; Roger Krone Comments. Leidos and U.K.’s defense ministry have opened an 861,112-square-foot facility in Shropshire, England, to provide logistics, commodities and support services to the British military.
The Defence Fulfilment Centre is built to also store food, clothing, general and medical supplies of the U.K.’s armed forces, Leidos said Tuesday.
A Leidos-led delivery team that includes Kuehne+Nagel and TVS Supply Chain Solutions will operate DFC.
Leidos chairman and CEO Roger Krone, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, said the completion of DFC builds on the company’s strategy to deliver information technology and logistics services to U.K.’s armed forces.
The $103.4m project began in October 2015 and the company projected the facility will save the British military as much as $622.9m over the next 15 years. (Source: Hawker Chase/Executive Biz)
06 Apr 17. Boeing’s new Adelaide office will support advanced military systems and leading edge research and development over the long term. The hub will work closely with universities, other tertiary institutions and research organisations. South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Boeing Defence Australia Managing Director Darren Edwards were expected to sign the deed today, with Boeing’s new Adelaide office to officially open in the coming week. Boeing’s presence in Australia is already its largest outside of the United States, employing more 3000 staff nationally, with the majority in Queensland. However, it will be the first time it has had a presence in South Australia, which is positioning itself as the nation’s “Defence State”.
06 Apr 17. Boeing [NYSE: BA] has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July. Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in West Plano. Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal, several of his leadership team members and some support staff will be located at the site, which will serve as a central hub for approximately 20,000 employees located around the globe.
“Texas continues to be a global powerhouse in business expansion and relocation because of our economic policies that encourage industry leaders, like Boeing, to expand their operations here,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “As governor, I will continue to promote a low-tax and reasonable regulatory environment that removes barriers to entry and provides certainty for developing industries. I am proud to welcome Boeing’s new Global Services unit to Texas and look forward to working with them further to continue their expansion in the Lone Star State.”
Boeing selected the greater Dallas area because it’s centrally located within Boeing’s U.S. footprint, has good proximity to major operations for commercial customers and defense partners, and serves as a transportation hub that will allow the company to reach customers quickly and efficiently.
“We are excited to establish the Global Services headquarters in Plano,” said Deal. “We have a fixed focus on serving our customers worldwide, and this location assists in our mission of providing uncompromising service worldwide.”
Boeing will host an opening ceremony at the new location once Boeing Global Services is operational in July.
“On behalf of the city of Plano, we are thrilled to welcome an iconic 100-year- innovative company like Boeing,” said Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere. “Through the partnership with our city and the many amenities of Legacy West, we look forward to helping Boeing Global Services deliver on its mission.