Source: The Hindu Business Line, Feb 21, 2019
Saab, a global products, services and solutions firm with a footprint extending from military defence to civil security, has taken another step forward to expand its presence in India by signing Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with three aerospace manufacturers.
The MoUs with CIM Tools and Sansera are to expand the existing working relationships with Saab on commercial aero-structures for the Gripen fighter and other defence-related products in the Saab portfolio.
The MoU with Dynamatic is a starting point to explore future joint opportunities in commercial and defence-related aerostructures work, including Gripen.
With collaboration and knowledge-sharing being key to building a successful indigenous aerospace ecosystem, the new MoUs will enable Saab to work with Indian companies to establish an indigenous, efficient, tailor-made manufacturing system that will develop, deliver and support state-of-the-art Gripen fighters in India for the Indian Air Force.
“Saab’s Aerostructures business unit has had a successful relationship with CIM Tools and Sansera for several years. Based on that we see these two companies add great value to our Gripen ‘Make in India’ offer,” said Mats Palmberg, Vice President, Industrial Partnerships and Head of Gripen for India.
“The MoU with Dynamatic adds the capabilities of complex airframe assembly to Saab’s ‘Make in India’ offer for Gripen,” explained Palmberg.
Dynamatic Technologies designs and builds highly-engineered products for automotive, aeronautic, hydraulic and security applications at various locations in India and Europe.
Dynamatic is a leading private aerospace company in India, with a wide range of capabilities, including complex structural assembly, detailed parts manufacturing and engineering services.
CIM Tools Private Limited is a leading aerospace manufacturing company providing components, detailed parts and sub-assemblies for aerospace primes worldwide.
Sansera Engineering Limited has its roots in the automotive industry, providing manufacturing and engineering of forged and machined components to prime global automotive companies.
In 2010, using its knowledge of efficient and automated manufacturing, Sansera started production of aerospace components for leading companies in the aerospace sector.
With skill development and investment in facilities and equipment, Sansera Engineering continues to grow as a part of India’s aerospace manufacturing industry.