Mumbai based Sure Safety Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (SSS) is going to set up a manufacturing unit of Aerial Target Products for defence purposes at Gopalpur Industrial Park of Tata Steel in Ganjam district of Odisha.
Groundbreaking ceremony for the first assembly line shed was held today inside the Gopalpur Industrial park being developed by TSSEZ Ltd. in the august presence of Shri Debi Prasad Mishra, Hon’ble Minister, Industries and School & Mass Education, Govt. of Odisha along with Dr Pradeep Panigrahy, Hon’ble Minister, Higher Education, Science & Technology and State Rural Water Supply, Government of Odisha, Dr Ramesh Chandra Chyyau Patnaik, Honb’le MLA, Berhampur, Lt General Mr Saighal, Army Air Defence College Commandant, Mr Arun Misra, Vice-President, Project Gopalpur & MD, Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Ltd, Mr Rajiv Kumar, Vice President, Operations, Tata Steel (Kalinganagar Project), Mr Anant Bhalotia, Managing Director, Sure Safety Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and other dignitaries.
The Aerial Target Manufacturing facility will be set up by M/s Sure Safety Solutions Pvt. Ltd., in collaboration with M/s Megitt Defence, United Kingdom. Sure Safety Solutions (SSS) is expected to invest Rs 50-60 Crores in the assembly plant which will be built over 5 acres under the ‘Make in India’ scheme. The project will begin with an assembly line for aerial targets, followed with servicing Meggitt’s more than $50 million order procured from Indian Ministry of Defence for aerial targets.
Mr Arun Misra said, “This is a bright beginning for us and we look forward to many more such investments and opportunities in this industrial park in coming days. We are in discussions with investors in China and other South-East Asian countries too who have shown interest to partner with us in this growth. We are committed to establish this region as the next industrial hot spot of the state of Odisha and this occasion marks the first step in this regard”.
Mr Ravi Agarwal, President & CEO, Sure Safety Solutions shared, “We are glad to associate ourselves with Tata Steel Industrial Park at Gopalpur and will contribute our bit to industrial development of the area. We hope to start production here by mid of 2016”.
It may be reiterated that Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Tata Steel Ltd. is developing an Industrial Park at Gopalpur in Ganjam district which will not only facilitate industrial development in the region but also contribute to the holistic development of the area. Recently, 1235 acres of this land has been registered in the name of Tata Steel SEZ in the first phase.
Among others present during the groundbreaking ceremony at Gopalpur were Mr Peter Longstaff, MD, Meggitt Defense Systems Ltd., UK, Mr Chris Hilder, Head of Business Development, Meggitt Defence Systems Ltd., UK along with Smt K Madhavi, Mayor, BMC, Mr Subhash Moharana, Chairman, Behampur Development Authority, Mr Sushanta Mishra, Chief, Gopalpur Project, Mr Pervez Akhtar, Chief, Engineering, Gopalpur Project and other senior officials of Tata Steel.
Founded in 2004, Sure Safety Solutions (SSS) is a defence technology products maker having expertise in manufacturing and integration of equipment in the field of Electronic Warfare, Optical Tracking Systems and Training Simulators which are required for the modernization of Armed forces. It has pan-Indian presence.
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