Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY) announces that it has signed an agreement with Aaran 1 Engineering Pvt. Ltd. to manufacture Adour engine components in India with a view to support Rolls-Royce’s global defence customer base. This partnership with Aaran 1 Engineering, an MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise) is part of the company’s focus on expanding the Adour supply chain, in partnership with Indian players.
Abhishek Singh, Senior Vice President – Defence, India and South East Asia, Rolls-Royce, said:
“We have long-standing partnerships in India, particularly for our Adour engines, that have been powering Indian military aircraft for several decades. This new partnership with Aaran 1 is a recognition of the growing potential of MSMEs in India to contribute to the global defence supply chain. We look forward to building on these capabilities and expanding our defence sourcing footprint in India.”
Adour engines power several platforms including the Hawk and Jaguar, that are in service with different military forces across the world. Rolls-Royce’s supply chain for Adour engines in India supports global markets, while also serving the mission-readiness of the defence forces in the country.
Gavin Price – Managing Director, Aaran 1 Engineering, said:
“We are delighted to be recognised as a trusted supplier to work on such legendary engine programs, We being the first MSME to support Rolls Royce directly is a major achievement for the team, and we look forward to supporting on many more future programmes.”