A year after opening its new factory all-new facility for Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) in Pune, India. GKN Aerospace shipped its first product to the customer.
Maarten Durville, Managing Director: “As a supplier in the airplane industry, we were severely impacted by the pandemic and the lockdown. Just when we had trained our team to the Aerospace level, we had to shut down. I am very proud that we can leave this chapter behind us and ship the first product. We can look forward again: the lockdown was just a delay of our growth plan, we have added 50 employees in the last months and are on track to grow to 300 next year.”
The first product is a wire harness for Collins Aerospace and will be employed in the Air management system of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. GKN Aerospace will grow the $10 million site, with a surface of 11,000m2, to 800 people 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 persons 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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