ANALYSIS: UK aerospace investors head to Aviation Valley

The relatively little-known name McBraida is up in lights for anyone arriving at Rzeszow airport in southern Poland. Facing the terminal, the neon logo of the British engineering company adorns the side of the 3,100m2 (33,400ft2) factory it opened in 2013. Privately-owned McBraida’s first overseas facility manufactures mainly build-to-print, high-precision engine components for Rolls-Royce and other propulsion companies including MTU and Safran, and has allowed the 60-year-old business to expand in a way it probably could not have in the UK.

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