Mahindra Aerospace inaugurated its 25,000
sq. m aerostructures manufacturing facility at the Narsapura Industrial Estate
near Bangalore. This service-oriented facility has the ability to accurately
craft large, complex sheet metal parts using CNC routing, stretch-forming,
bladder press, heat treatment and other specialised equipment. The facility
also features 5-axis CNC machining, a fully-automated surface treatment line,
priming and painting capabilities for parts and assemblies and nearly 10,000
sq. m. of space for the manufacture of major airframe assemblies and
sub-assemblies. With its comprehensive mix of capabilities, the facility is
intended to assist OEMs and Tier 1s mitigate concerns on single-point
responsibility for cost, schedule and quality of deliverables.
Mahindra Aerospace also announced the
signing of a technology partnership with the Aernnova Group, a leading
aerostructures Tier 1 supplier that is headquartered in Spain with facilities
around the globe. Aernnova specialises in the design and manufacture of major
airframe assemblies and is a key supplier on numerous civil and military
aircraft programnes for several global aircraft OEMs. This technology
partnership is Aernnova’s first with an Indian aerostructures manufacturer.
Aernnova and Mahindra Aerospace will work together to develop capabilities and
meet market demand for mutual benefit.
The new plant has been established at a
total cost of approximately Rs. 150 crore and has the capacity to deliver about
Rs. 250 crore in revenue per annum when operating at peak capacity. Initially
the company plans to commence manufacturing activities with smaller parts and
sub-assemblies, and then ramp up to larger, more complex assemblies.
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