GKN Aerospace opens wiring facility in Chakan

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The company officials informed that GKN Aerospace Leadership, together with Maharashtra Government officials, as well as investment partners and customers, will come together to recognise GKN Aerospace strengthening its footprint in the region.

PUNE: GKN Aerospace, world’s leading tier1 aerospace supplier, will inaugurate its all-new facility for Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) in Chakan, Pune, on Wednesday.

While addressing a press conference in the city on Wednesday, the company officials informed that GKN Aerospace Leadership, together with Maharashtra Government officials, as well as investment partners and customers, will come together to recognise GKN Aerospace strengthening its footprint in the region. The Ambassador of the Netherlands in India, Marten van den Berg, CEO of Aerostructures and Systems Europe and Asia John Pritchard, and Vice-President and Managing Director of GKN Fokker Elmo Michiel Barendse will be guest speakers at the ceremony.

The site will focus on the assembly of wiring systems for commercial aircraft and aero-engines like the Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737, 777X and Boeing 787. The Pune facility will operate alongside the existing joint venture for wiring systems in Bangalore, which is serving the defence market.

GKN Aerospace will create 200 jobs in 2020 growing to 800 within five years. GKN Aerospace will recruit a significant number of female operators and engineers and will provide on-site training for employees. A team of 30 people has been built to date. GKN Aerospace has invested $10 million in the site and in its state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. The expansion to Asia is an important part of GKN Aerospace’s long-term growth strategy and global operating model.

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