GKN Aerospace, June 18, 2013: GKN Aerospace is to open a new advanced engineering centre in Bangalore, India. The centre will commence operating in August, 2013 and will provide engineering resources to the company’s international aerospace projects, across all its areas of expertise. It will extend the company’s worldwide engineering design, analysis, and production support strength and also manage the company’s local supply chain.
The centre will add additional highly skilled individuals to GKN Aerospace’s global engineering resource. During the first year of operation the company will transfer existing Bangalore staff to the new facility, which will then grow to over 100 personnel over the subsequent 18 months through local recruitment.
Initial activities at the new centre will support the company’s engine systems operation, which is one of the three major aero-engine structures providers to the global aerospace market. Over the longer term, the centre will provide engineering support for projects across the GKN Aerospace enterprise, including the development of both engine and airframe structures.
Marcus Bryson, Chief Executive Officer, GKN Aerospace and Land Systems explains: “We have been present in Bangalore, through our extensive Indian supply chain, for almost a decade and in that time we have seen the engineering skills in-country develop to a truly impressive level. Our new Bangalore centre will form an integral part of our global engineering strength, helping us support our customers internationally with the very best engineering solutions.”