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Godrej Aerospace partners with GKN Aerospace

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Godrej Aerospace, a business unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. Ltd, has signed an agreement with UK-based GKN Aerospace, one of the world’s leading multi-technology tier-I aerospace suppliers, for the manufacture of specialised helicopter fuel tanks. Godrej will be setting up a cutting-edge manufacturing facility for the production of these specialised fuel tanks and will be partnering with GKN Aerospace, a world-leader in this technology.
The rubber fuel tanks are an important consideration in the design and safety of helicopters offering crash resistance and puncture tolerance as well as overall weight reduction. The tanks follow stringent product requirements in terms of weight, material used, processes and manufacturing skills.
Emphasising on the collaboration, Surendra Vaidya, executive VP and business head, Godrej Aerospace, said, “It gives us immense pride to be partnering with GKN Aerospace, the world’s leading multi-technology supplier. We are certain that this partnership will help us establish Godrej Aerospace as one of the key players in the market. At Godrej, we consistently endeavour to serve the best to our clients and winning this contract in a global competition recognises our unwavering beliefs.”
Neel Ghai, group head of supply chain – special products group, GKN Aerospace, said, “Our partnership with Godrej Aerospace will help us to deliver for our customers and keep us at the forefront of this technology. I am confident that this will be a success for us, for Godrej and our customers.”
In the pursuit of exploring niche areas in the aerospace manufacturing sector, Godrej Aerospace has till date invested Rs 200 crore in their facility.

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