Bengaluru, NFAPost: Aerospace business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) inaugurated the newly built Special Process Plant in the Aerospace Special Economic Zone near Bengaluru International Airport.
The plant, spread across 25000 Sq Feet, houses various special processes required to manufacture precision machined parts for aerospace applications.
The new facility is adjacent to WIN Aerospace first manufacturing unit that manufactures structural, hydraulic actuator & landing system parts and assemblies.
The facility was inaugurated in the presence of Jeff Hanley, Director of Supply Chain Strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Ashwani Bhargava, Director of Supply chain, Boeing India.
In the first phase, the plant will cater to special processes required for critical actuator and landing gear parts. These include passivation, titanium etching, nital etching, chrome plating, cadmium plating and zinc-nickel plating with the capability to handle parts up to 1.5 Metres in length.
The facility is expected to get NADCAP certification around December 2021 – January 2022, followed by customer certifications in the first or second quarter of FY 22-23. WIN Aerospace plans to expand the processing capabilities further by adding anodizing, shot peening and painting facilities in 2022.
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering CEO Pratik Kumar said once the company obtain all the customer qualifications, this facility will not only support internal requirements but will also support the needs of other aerospace components and system players in this region.
“Availability of surface treatment capability and capacity is one of the key drivers to scale up aerospace manufacturing in India,” said Pratik Kumar.
Commenting on the development, Head of WIN Aerospace Business in India Srinivas Devareddy, said the facility would enhance WIN’s critical aerospace component manufacturing capabilities and position it as a one-stop shop for actuator and landing system parts.
“With this new capability, we will be able to supply our customers promptly and be more flexible in meeting their demand,” said Srinivas Devareddy.
WIN continues to expand its footprint in the aviation and aerospace industry. With its recent acquisition of Boeing Supplier Tect Aerospace’s Washington, US facility, it has around 300,000 Sq. Ft of manufacturing footprint across India, Israel and the United States.
The acquisition of Tect Aerospace facilities adds to WIN’s existing structural assemblies capabilities as it produces complex assemblies and parts used in flight controls, fuselage/interior structures, doors, wings, landing gear, struts & nacelles, and cockpits.