- Godrej is expanding its footprint in the non-metallic category of the aerospace industry
- GKN Aerospace continues to strengthen its presence and partnerships in Asia
Mumbai, 10th August, 2018: Godrej Aerospace, a business unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., today, signed an agreement with UK based GKN Aerospace, one of the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace suppliers, for the manufacture of specialized helicopter fuel tanks. Godrej will be setting up a cutting-edge manufacturing facility for the production of these specialized fuel tanks and will be partnering with GKN Aerospace, a world-leader in this technology.
The rubber fuel tanks are an important consideration in the design and safety of helicopters offering crash resistance and puncture tolerance as well as overall weight reduction. The tanks follow stringent product requirements in terms of weight, material used, processes and manufacturing skills.
Emphasizing on the collaboration, Surendra Vaidya, Executive Vice President and Business Head, Godrej Aerospace said, “It gives us immense pride to be partnering with GKN Aerospace, the world’s leading multi-technology supplier. We are certain that this partnership will help us establish Godrej Aerospace as one of the key players in the market. At Godrej, we consistently endeavour to serve the best to our clients and winning this contract in a global competition recognizes our unwavering beliefs.”
Neel Ghai, Group Head of Supply Chain – Special Products Group, GKN Aerospace said, “. Our partnership with Godrej Aerospace will help us to deliver for our customers and keep us at the forefront of this technology. I am confident that this will be a success for us, for Godrej and our customers.”
In the pursuit of exploring niche areas in the Aerospace manufacturing sector, Godrej Aerospace, has till date, invested INR 200 crores in their facility. Godrej Aerospace has been manufacturing and supplying complex airworthy systems for aircraft applications for more than 10 years for Global OEMs. The new rubber and composite facility has undergone NADCAP accreditation in composites and elastomer seals. The facility set-up includes autoclave, compression molding press, clean rooms, mixing mill, calendering, shot peening, etc.