The facility is expected to create up to 150 new job opportunities for operators, technicians, and engineers. The investment of approximately SEK 600 million is made possible through SEK 152 million in support from Industriklivet and builds upon Trollhättan's strong industrial tradition and expertise in additive manufacturing.

The additive manufacturing method reduces raw material consumption by up to 80 percent compared to traditional production of aircraft engine components and enables significant energy efficiency during use. This method has not been previously applied to such large components, making the facility unique. The groundbreaking method also opens up possibilities for new product designs for the next generation of aircraft engines.

GKN Aerospace already has a presence in Trollhättan with a global center for the development and manufacturing of engine components for the aviation and aerospace sectors, employing over 2000 people. The new facility is expected to be completed in 2024 and will serve as a crucial hub for GKN's future expansion in the segment.

Jan Larsson, CEO of Business Sweden:

"The decision of GKN Aerospace to establish a new facility in Trollhättan is truly satisfying. This investment will have a significant impact on the aviation industry's development and contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It is positive for the green transition as well as for Swedish competitiveness, emphasizing Sweden's prominent role as one of the world's most sustainable and innovative countries," says Jan Larsson.

Business Sweden, together with the company, the City of Trollhättan, Västra Götaland Region, Position Väst, and other stakeholders, has worked to secure this investment for Trollhättan.

Joakim Andersson, CEO of GKN Aerospace Engines:

"We want to contribute to reducing the aviation industry's impact on the climate and be a pioneer in sustainable production. Our production technology is unique as additive manufacturing has never been used for such large and complex aviation components before. We are incredibly pleased that the Swedish government supports this initiative, contributing to establishing groundbreaking technology in Sweden," says Joakim Andersson.

Peter Eriksson, Chairman of the Municipal Executive Board in Trollhättan:

"It's very positive that GKN Aerospace continues to invest and contributes to up to 150 new job opportunities in Trollhättan. The investment solidifies their position as the city's largest private employer and strengthens Trollhättan's attractiveness," says Peter Eriksson.

Madeleine Jonsson, Chairman of the Committee for Environment and Regional Development:

"The Västra Götaland Region welcomes GKN's decision to invest in the facility in Trollhättan. This confirms the region's attractiveness and the determined, long-term efforts we make to create conditions for the green transition and competitiveness are effective," says Madeleine Jonsson.

Anna Lärk Ståhlberg, Managing Director at Position Väst:

"We are very pleased that the establishment-promoting work conducted by Fyrbodals kommunalförbund within the framework of Position Väst has contributed to GKN Aerospace establishing an additive manufacturing facility in Trollhättan. It shows that Fyrbodal, as a sub-region, is attractive for investments in sustainable manufacturing within an industrial spearhead area. We will now make additional efforts to ensure sustainable skills supply in the sub-region, not least through our joint Technical College," says Anna Lärk Ståhlberg.