Wipro Aerospace Begins Construction Of Second Plant In Bengaluru
The aerospace business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering has commenced the construction of its second plant in Bengaluru, the company said on Monday.
The company performed a ground-breaking ceremony for the new plant in Aerospace Special Economic Zone at Devanahalli, Bengaluru, on Monday. The new facility will house Aerostructure Machining and Surface Treatment Lines for aerospace components and would employ about 300 people.
Spread over 10 acres, the plant will come up in phases, the company said in a release. In the first phase, machining operations will start in the first quarter of 2020. In the second phase, surface treatment lines for aerospace components will commence by 2021. When the new facility is fully operational, it would employ about 300 people.
The first plant, spread over seven acres, manufactures hydraulic actuator parts for landing gears and engine cowl opening systems, the company said. Wipro Aerospace commenced deliveries to Boeing from this plant in January.
"We believe in building 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," said Pratik Kumar, chief executive officer of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering.
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering set up the aerospace business in 2013 as a solutions provider in Actuators (Cylinder & Piston), Aerostructures, Machining, Sheet Metal, Assembly and Testing.
"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," said Srinivas Devareddy, the company’s head of aerospace business in India.