Rolls-Royce is a significant global player providing highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions for aerospace, marine, energy and off-highway applications. They are one of the world’s leading producers of engines powering applications as diverse as rail locomotives and luxury yachts. With a highly-developed supply-chain partnership and over 60,000 employees, Rolls-Royce operates at the highest level of advanced manufacturing and after-sales support services around the world.
Rolls-Royce is always seeking to strengthen its market position, through innovation and strategic acquisition. In July 2016, the other shareholder in an aerospace joint venture business decided to exercise their option to sell. To oversee an orderly transition of assets and people to the parent company, Rolls-Royce formed an integration team.
This team decided to conduct some work around the cultures of the two organisations; specifically to explore:
After being awarded the work following a competitive tender, we quickly established the key requirements for delivery and then working with both organisations we:
Rolls-Royce made a significant commitment in time and resources to conduct a cultural due diligence, ahead of completing their acquisition. Doing this work was fundamentally beneficial to the acquisition because it:
Rolls-Royce, Colin Whitaker, Director of Global HR Services at Rolls-Royce
“Primeast was selected following a competitive tender to identify the consultants that could best help us understand the working cultures and opportunities of bringing together two organisations. They were professional, experienced and very knowledgeable, and tailored their solution to meet our business need. Although it is too early to comment on final outcomes, the actions we have identified have been well received and should play a significant role in the success of integrating two companies.”