Eaton, the multinational power management company recently broke ground in India for the development of its initial Aerospace manufacturing facility in the country. The facility will be located in KIADB Aerospace SEZ in Devanahalli, Bengaluru. The new site will be developed for the manufacturing of standard hose assemblies and rendering services to regional, commercial and business aircraft customers.
According to reliable sources, the site in Bengaluru has been chosen to provide a commendable opportunity to earn new business on military platforms which is meant to be a part of the offset policy in India. The products manufactured at the site will also facilitate customers in gaining dual supply of oil debris monitoring systems of Eaton.
The facility which has been planned to be built over 2.75 acres of area at the KIADB Aerospace SEZ is expected to be operational from the second half of 2019. The site is expected to contribute toward the regional employment, sourcing and business opportunities besides leveraging smart manufacturing technologies.
Nitin Chalke, President of Vehicle and Hydraulics, APAC, Eaton has been quoted to say that India has an unexploited potential that can contribute major fuel to market growth of the Aerospace business in the APAC region. He added that the new site will reinforce Eaton’s commitment to India. Eaton’s customers are investing heavily in India. Eaton is anticipating the opening of an aerospace manufacturing location in India as a prospect that will help the company to increase its share of new OE business and also participate in the local growth of India.
For the record, Eaton is a leading supplier of technologies and products in the aerospace industry. Its products include hydraulic systems, fuel systems as well as engine and motion control solutions. The company recorded sales amounting to $20.4 billion in 2017. It was founded in the United States and has corporate headquarters located in Dublin, Ireland.