Maharashtra and GKN Fokker Elmo have signed an MoU at Farnborough Airshow to invest in a second manufacturing facility for wiring interconnection systems in India.
The new site is located in Pune and will be opened in the fourth quarter of 2018. Work is expected to start in the starting of 2019 and the work force is expected to grow to 800 in 2027.
The site will cater to the assembly of wiring system for commercial aircraft. It is also going to operate besides the already existing Joint Venture for wiring systems in Bangalore which serves the defence market. Installation of proprietary wiring design and manufacturing system will also be included in this project.
In the recent years, GKN Aerospace, GKN Powder and GKN Driveline have made consequential investment in India and in GKN Aerospace’s plan, India is a significant country in the expansion of Asian footprint.
John Pritchard, CEO Aerostructures and Systems Europe and Asia said: “This electrical wiring systems site will be the first aerospace facility fully owned by us in India. It strengthens our enduring partnership with this country. The growth of the aerospace industry in India is robust and we need to be close to our customers. The support of the regional government has been vital, we look forward to the opening of the site at the end of this year.”