The aerospace business division of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) on Thursday commenced shipments of part supplies to Boeing from its plant in Bengaluru.
WIN, part of Wipro Enterprises and set up its aerospace component plant in Devanahalli, is contract manufacturing strut assemblies for the 737 MAX and Next-Generation 737 aeroplane programmes.
Commenting on the development, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering CEO Pratik Kumar said original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Boeing source systems and components from India, and WIN’s 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 programmes. Our manufacturing expertise and project execution have helped us achieve this feat,” said Kumar.
Boeing India Supply Chain Director Ashwani Bhargava said the company’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,” said Bhargava.
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 components for the 737, 767 and 787 Dreamliner programmes. The company is developing capabilities in-house to manufacture products and subsystems for global OEMs.
WIN acquired HR Givon, an Israel-based aerospace metallic parts supplier, in 2017 as part of its efforts to broaden footprint in the aviation and aerospace industry. The company renamed its Israeli entity as Wipro Givon.
According to an analyst, WIN is looking at taping the customer base of Wipro Technologies, offering clients an end-to-end solution from design to manufacturing systems and subsystems from across its centres in India, Israel, Europe and the US.
“Besides global OEMs, the company can tap the growing demand from Indian armed forces via the offset clause to manufacture products in India. The company already registered around $50 million revenues in FY2018 and expects to double it within two to three years,” said the analyst.
WIN is a diversified business with expertise spanning over 4 decades of engineering and manufacturing excellence in the fields of hydraulics, industrial automation, aerospace, water treatment and additive manufacturing.