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Godrej
Aerospace, a unit of Godrej & Boyce, has expanded its partnership with
aerospace major Rolls-Royce by bagging a Rs 200-crore contract which will
involve the group investing Rs 50 crore in a new facility.

The company also announced the inauguration of a
Rs 50-crore centre of excellence in the city today, which will further enhance
its manufacturing capabilities in the aero engine industry, the company said in
a statement.

Expanding
its partnership, Rolls-Royce has awarded a Rs 200-crore (USD 30 million)
contract to Godrej Aerospace, spread over the next five years, the company
said.

“Under this contract, Godrej will
manufacture unison rings, complex fabrication and external brackets which will
supply as many as 600 different parts to the various Rolls-Royce civil
aerospace engine portfolio,” the statement said.

The newly inaugurated centre of excellence will
be one of the best aerospace facilities in the country for manufacturing of
sheet metal brackets. Its metallurgy capability includes in-conel, stainless
steel and titanium and will begin manufacturing within the next two to three
months.

“We have made an investment of Rs 50 crore
in this facility, and with this we open ourselves to a global market size in
excess of Rs 1,500 crore,” the company said.

Commenting
on the partnership, Jamshyd Godrej, chairman and managing director of Godrej
& Boyce said, “Godrej Aerospace has served the domestic aerospace
programme for close to three decades. We’ve an integrated facility meeting
diverse demanding requirements of fabrication, machining, assembly and testing
with all associated capabilities for special processes in aerospace
applications.”

“In line with our vision to expand our foot
print and partner with global majors we have established a center of
excellence, which I am confident will strengthen and deepen our partnership
with Rolls Royce and establish us as their preferred partner,” Godrej
said.

Kishore Jayaraman, president,
Rolls-Royce India and South Asia said, “The expansion of partnership with
Godrej to manufacture aero engine components showcases our commitment to
developing an aerospace ecosystem in this country.”

“With this new centre of excellence, our
focus will be to meet our customers’ strategic requirements in quality, cost
and delivery,” he said.

Rolls-Royce
and Godrej signed their first contract in 2014 for manufacturing unison rings.
Since then, Godrej Aerospace has also started executing complex sheet metal
fabrication.

Godrej Aerospace started contributing to the
global aircraft industry in 2005 with simple machine components and over a
period of time, has partnered with several global OEMs supplying them complex
components like sheet metal and tubing assemblies, actuators, and other complex
structures.