WIN starts construction of second aerospace component plant in India
Built across more than seven acres, WIN’s first plant in Bengaluru produces hydraulic actuator parts for landing gears
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering’s (WIN) aerospace business has started construction works on its second plant in the Aerospace Special Economic Zone at Devanahalli in Bengaluru, India. The new facility will be equipped to serve aerostructure machining and surface treatment lines for aerospace components. Once fully operational, the company has plans to create 300 jobs.
Measuring more than ten acres, the plant will enter operations in phases. The first phase will see the start of machining operations during the first quarter of next year. The second phase will begin by 2021 and involve the functioning of surface treatment lines for aerospace components.
WIN CEO Pratik Kumar said: “We believe in building an integrated ecosystem for precision flight-critical components and systems. This is important to our success. Once the second plant becomes operational, our facilities will be spread over 17 acres in the SEZ in Devanahalli.”
Built across more than seven acres, WIN’s first plant in Bengaluru produces hydraulic actuator parts for landing gears and engine cowl opening systems. In January, WIN Aerospace stated that it also started making aerostructure parts manufactured at this plant. It has also carried out deliveries to Boeing.
Wipro India head of aerospace Srinivas Devareddy said: “Over the years, Wipro Aerospace has built its capability in precision actuator and aerostructure parts. With this expansion, we will be well-positioned for assembly and testing of actuators, as well as critical landing system structural assemblies."
The aerospace business was established by WIN to provide actuators (cylinder & piston), aerostructures, machining, sheet metal, assembly and testing solutions.