Bengaluru. 10 January 2019. Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) commenced shipments of part supplies to Boeing from its plant in Bangalore (Devanahalli), India. Boeing has contracted Wipro Aerospace to manufacture strut assemblies for the 737 MAX and Next-Generation 737 airplane programs.
Announcing this, Pratik Kumar, CEO, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, said, “Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) like Boeing source systems and components from India, and our expertise with aerostructures and actuators provide a viable option for OEMs. It is a privilege to partner with Boeing to support their highly successful 737 programs. Our manufacturing expertise and project execution have helped us achieve this feat.”
Commenting on the partnership, Ashwani Bhargava, Director, Supply Chain, Boeing India, said, “Boeing’s partnerships with Indian suppliers play an important part in Boeing’s global strategy. Boeing’s agreement with Wipro Aerospace demonstrates our commitment to developing the aerospace industry in India.”
WIN and Boeing have partnered together in the last few years, expanding the level of support the Aerospace division provides to the jet manufacturer. WIN has provided various aerostructures and componentry for the 737, 767 and 787 Dreamliner programs through its facility in Israel.
“We recognise the need to stay current and continue to invest in tooling and equipment necessary to ensure we can meet customer requirements,” said Kumar.