Magellan Aerospace breaks ground on new plant in India
November 20, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 20, 2017 – Magellan Aerospace hosted a traditional groundbreaking ceremony last week for the company’s new C$28-million manufacturing and assembly facility in India.
With corporate headquarters in Mississauga, Ont., Magellan designs, engineers and manufactures aeroengine and aerostructure assemblies and components for aerospace markets, advanced products for military and space markets, industrial power generation, and specialty products.
The new 140,000-square-foot building will be built on seven acres in Devanahalli, Bengaluru, near the Bangalore International Airport.
Construction of the plant will be in two phases with the first phase planned to become operational near the end of 2018. The plant will employ approximately 120 high-tech and support positions, and will be equipped with a range of high-speed 4 and 5-axis machining centres.
“Canada’s world-class aerospace sector is an international success story that symbolizes excellence and provides more jobs for the middle class for both Canada and India. We are proud of Magellan’s long-standing presence in the Indian market and today’s expansion illustrates how Canadian companies have always been at the forefront of aerospace innovation. Continued commercial engagement in this region is at the core of our progressive trade agenda which helps contribute to stronger and more innovative economies for both Canada and India,” said François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade Canada.
“This new facility, coupled with Magellan’s extensive machining operations in Europe and North America, will give us a highly competitive offering for our customers,” added Haydn Martin, vice-president, new business development of Magellan Aerospace.