Godrej Aerospace, a unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., today, inaugurated its Center of Excellence (CoE) located in Mumbai. This world-class facility further enhances Godrej's manufacturing capabilities in aero engine industry.
Recognizing Godrej's technical expertise, Rolls-Royce had recently expanded its partnership and awarded contracts worth INR 2000 million (USD 30 million) spread over next five years. The contract is for manufacturing products like Unison Rings, Complex Fabrication and external brackets commodities which once in manufacturing, will result in shipment of 600 different parts spread across various Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace Engine portfolio.
The newly inaugurated CoE will be one of the best aerospace facilities in India for manufacturing of aerospace brackets. This facility's metallurgy capability includes inconel, stainless steel and titanium. It will commence manufacturing in bulk to prove the production readiness within the next two-three months. With an investment of INR 500 million towards this facility, Godrej Aerospace opens itself to a global market size in excess of INR 15000 million.
Emphasizing upon the importance of this partnership and the new CoE, Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce stated, "Godrej has been a pioneer in developing advanced capabilities in Aerospace Manufacturing in the country and has very ably served the domestic programme for close to three decades. We have an integrated facility meeting diverse demanding requirements of Fabrication, Machining, Assembly and Testing with all associated capabilities for special processes for making precision components and assemblies for Aerospace applications. In line with our vision to expand our foot print and partner with global majors we have established this center of Excellence. I am confident that this will strengthen and deepen our wonderful partnership with Rolls Royce and establish Godrej as their preferred partner."
Kishore Jayaraman, President, India and South Asia, Rolls-Royce, added, "The expansion of partnership with Godrej & Boyce for manufacturing of aero engine components showcases our commitment to developing an aerospace ecosystem in the country. We are constantly developing and rationalising strategic partnerships across our supply chain. With the expansion of this partnership with Godrej & Boyce, our focus will be to meet our customers' strategic requirements in quality, cost and delivery."
Rolls-Royce and Godrej signed their first contract in 2014 for the manufacture of unison rings. Since then, Godrej Aerospace has also started executing complex sheet metal fabrication. At the recently held Global Aerospace Supplier conference in London, G&B have been awarded as the "Best New supplier 2017" by Rolls-Royce.
Godrej Aerospace started contributing to the global aircraft industry in 2005 with simple machine components and over a period of time, have partnered with several global OEMs for the supply of complex components such as sheet metal and tubing assemblies, actuators, and other complex structures.