Denroy takes off with £1m jet deal
A Bangor manufacturer of plastic hairbrushes and aeroplane parts has won a £1m contract to make parts for the Typhoon Eurofighter jet.
Denroy Plastics, part of the Denman Group which is also known the world over for its Denman brushes, will supply plastic parts for the aircraft which is manufactured by BAE Systems, Airbus and Alenia Aermacchi.
It's used by the Spanish, Italian, German and Royal air forces and the deal was welcomed by Flight Lieutenant James Milmine, a pilot for the RAF who flies the Eurofighter fighter jet.
Denroy chairman John Rainey welcomed the order.
"We are delighted to have received both this welcome new order, and especially to welcome a pilot of the Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft," he said.
"I know that it's great for our staff to hear how the plastic components they make are utilised by the RAF, and other air forces that use the Eurofighter. I hope that the Typhoon pilot will have gotten a kick from seeing where essential components of the aircraft are manufactured."