Arconic creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.
Arconic History and Global Footprint
From the lightweight materials that enabled the Wright Brothers' first flight, to the revolutionary aluminum - intensive Ford F-150, Arconic's innovations have helped shape the aerospace, automotive and building and construction industries, as well as transform existing ones... and we're just getting started.
We continually seek out ways to advance cutting-edge technologies, such as 3D printing, which have the power to change the world. We are proud to partner with forward-thinking companies to engineer products and solutions that turn today's challenges into tomorrow's next great innovation.
Our extensive European network of production and commercial facilities - generating 26% of Arconic's global revenue in 2017 - combined with global resources provide customers with leading-edge technology, expertise and integrated solutions for a wide range of products.
The seven locations that form what is now known as Sheffield region's contingent of 'Arconic Engines' originated in 1837 in Sheffield, known as John Brown & Co. Over the years, and through various acquisitions and mergers, Firth Rixson was formed. It was at the Brown-Firth Research Laboratories that in 1913 Harry Brearley notably discovered Stainless Steel, an alloy that was developed to resist erosion caused by the high temperatures in gun barrels.
In 2014 Firth Rixson joined Alcoa and further strengthened the company's robust aerospace portfolio, enabling to produce 90% of structural aero engine components. In November 2016 Alcoa was separated into two standalone companies; Arconic Inc. and Alcoa Corporation. Arconic Inc. retained the 'innovation, engineered' activities of former Alcoa, including its aerospace portfolio. Please note that contracts of employment are either with Firth Rixson Metals Limited or Firth Rixson Forgings Limited.