GKN Fokker Elmo and the government of Maharashtra have signed an MOU for investment in a second manufacturing facility for wiring interconnection systems in India at the Farnborough Air Show.
According to a statement from GKN, the new site, a fully owned GKN Aerospace business, is located in Pune in the state Maharashtra and is scheduled to come online in the fourth quarter of 2018. Production will start in the first quarter of 2019, the workforce is expected to grow to 800 in 2027.
Suresh Kakani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Maharashtra Airport Development Company and John Pritchard, CE0 Aerostructures and Systems Europe and Asia signed the MOU for the new facility in India.
It said the site will focus on the assembly of wiring systems for commercial aircraft and will operate alongside the existing Joint Venture for wiring systems in Bangalore which is serving the defence market. The plans also include the installation of proprietary wiring design and manufacturing system, a unique tool that is rolled out globally throughout all manufacturing locations worldwide to ensure the same high quality everywhere in the world.
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