GKN Aerospace will officially open its all-new facility for Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems (EWIS) in Pune, India.
The opening of GKN Aerospace India is a significant milestone representing the importance of the fast-growing Aerospace market in India.
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 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.
The new site, with a surface of 11,000m2, is a fully owned GKN Aerospace business and located in Pune in the state Maharashtra.
John Pritchard, CEO Aerostructures and Systems Europe and Asia said: “We are really proud to open this state of the art facility in Pune. This is a true demonstration of our enduring partnership with India and of the solid growth of the Indian Aerospace Industry and of our EWIS business.
“The collaboration with the local authorities and support of the regional government has been vital.”