Wipro’s engineering and manufacturing wing, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), has set up a 25,000 square feet plant near Bengaluru International Airport to manufacture precision machined parts for aerospace applications.
The new Special Process Plant, present in the Aerospace Special Economic Zone near BIAL, will cater to special processes required for landing gear parts.
These processes include metal finishing techniques such as passivation, chrome plating, cadmium plating, zinc-nickel plating and others.
The plant will be able to handle parts up to 1.5 metres in length, according to Wipro’s Aerospace Division.
"Once we obtain all the customer qualifications, this facility will not only support our own internal requirements but will also support the needs of other aerospace components and system players in this region,” said Pratik Kumar, CEO, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering.
The facility is expected to get customer certifications in the first or second quarter of the financial year 2022-2023.
The company plans to expand the processing capabilities further by adding anodising, painting facilities and others by 2022.
“The facility would enhance WIN's critical aerospace component manufacturing capabilities and position it as a one-stop shop for actuator and landing system parts,” said Srinivas Devareddy, Head of WIN Aerospace Business in India.
WIN automation is the industrial automation business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering.
WIN recently expanded its footprint in the aviation and aerospace industry with the acquisition of Boeing Supplier Tect Aerospace facility headquartered in Washington, which has a 300,000 square foot presence India, Israel and the United States.
The Tect acquisition will add to WIN’s existing structural assembly capabilities as it manufactures parts such as flight controls, fuselage/interior structures, doors, wings and cockpits.
Apart from aerospace, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering wing provides capabilities in the areas of hydraulics, industrial automation, aerospace, water treatment and additive manufacturing.
The Aerospace division manufactures actuators (the mechanics for landing gear retraction), power door operating system cylinders, turn-mill parts and other aero structure components.