Mahindra Aerostructures awarded contract by Saab

Bengaluru, Feb 16, 2017: Saab has awarded a long-term contract to Mahindra Aerostructures for the supply of sheet metal components for Airbus door assemblies. The components include skins and detail parts that will be produced by Mahindra in their facility near Bengaluru. The parts will be shipped to Saab facilities in Sweden for integration into door assemblies for the single-aisle program.

Saab Aerostructures, part of the SEK 27 Bn Saab Group, is a leading Tier 1 in the global aerospace industry and a design-to-build partner to OEMs on several major aircraft programs. Saab is also one of first in the A&D industry to recognize the growth potential for India sourcing, and they have already developed a strong supply chain in India to support various programs. Mahindra Aerospace has played an important role in this supply chain.

Mahindra Aerostructures, part of the Mahindra Group, operates a 25,000 sq. m. manufacturing facility near Bengaluru. Having started commercial deliveries in January 2015, the business is on a steep ramp-up and is exporting detailed parts, sub-assemblies and primary structural components to its customers worldwide.

Mahindra’s aerostructures relationship with Saab began two years ago and has gradually grown into a larger strategic conversation across multiple potential domains within the A&D space.

Speaking on this relationship, Mr. S P Shukla, Chairman, Mahindra Aerospace, and Group President-Aerospace & Defence, Mahindra Group, stated, “Saab and Mahindra share many common touch points across our aerospace and defence interests. I am confident that this long-term award to our aerostructures business will be one among many long-term relationships between our two groups“

“Saab Aerostructures was one of our very first customers and we greatly appreciate the faith they placed in us so early in our journey,” observed Mr. Arvind Mehra, Executive Director & CEO of Mahindra Aerospace (parent of Mahindra Aerostructures). “Our relationship is growing at operational as well as strategic levels, and we are thankful to Saab for their confidence in us and are privileged to work with them on this package of large, complex parts.”

“This contract award is further evidence of Saab’s commitment to work in India and partner with performing Indian companies. We chose Mahindra Aerostructures for their ability to create solutions and work with our supply chain requirements to provide best value to our customers,” explained Mr. Lars Jensen, Managing Director, Saab Aerostructures

About Saab (www.saabgroup.com)

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

About Mahindra Aerospace (www.mahindraaerospace.com)

Mahindra Aerospace leads the Mahindra Group’s interests in aerospace manufacturing. In aerostructures, Mahindra Aerospace operates a 25,000 sq. m. plant in India with comprehensive capabilities for sheet metal parts, surface treatment and assemblies - soft alloys at present, soon to include hard metal components capability. With AS9100, NADCAP and numerous OEM / customer approvals, the business has ramped up steeply on production since January 2015 and is exporting parts and assemblies to customers worldwide. Mahindra’s aircraft business in Australia produces the Airvan 8, the most capable, rugged and versatile utility aircraft in its class. Certified in 38 countries, over 200 Airvan 8s are in service. Mahindra Aerospace is also nearing market launch of the Airvan 10 turboprop to extend Airvan 8 advantages to Jet A1 users.

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group is a USD 17.8 Bn federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India, and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 200,000 people across 100 countries.

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Shubhada Dharwadkar,
Group Communications,
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.,
Tel: 022-24901441,
dharwadkar.shubhada@mahindra.com

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