plc is a global company providing power on land, sea and air.
The company has established leading positions in civil aerospace, defense,
marine and energy markets.
The Rolls-Royce Company is formed by Henry Royce and Charles Rolls
to manufacture motor cars.
1914: The Admiralty asks Rolls-Royce to
develop a 200 hp aero engine. The resulting V-12 Eagle
establishes Rolls-Royce in the aircraft engine field.
1931: The Rolls-Royce "R" powers
Britain's entry in the Schneider Trophy race. It establishes a
new world speed record over 400 mph.
1961: Rolls-Royce acquires Napier Aero
1966: Rolls-Royce acquires Bristol
1971: Financial problems lead to
Rolls-Royce to being taken over by the government.
1973: Rolls-Royce sells its motor car
1987: Rolls-Royce becomes a private company
1995: Rolls-Royce acquires the Allison
1999: Rolls-Royce acquires Vickers plc.
Rolls-Royce acquires 100% interest in BMW