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GKN Aerospace plans second facility in India
GKN Fokker Elmo. © GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace plans second facility in India

GKN Fokker Elmo is discussing plans for a second manufacturing facility for wiring systems in India during a visit to Pune this week.

GKN Fokker Elmo — a GKN Aerospace unit specialising in electrical wiring harnesses — is discussing plans for a second manufacturing facility for wiring systems in India during a visit to Pune this week. The Fokker Elmo business already operates a Joint Venture for wiring systems in Bangalore.

The company says that officials have travelled to Pune to strengthen local links and enter the next phase of discussions on a potential new manufacturing location in the region.

GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy have made significant investments in India in recent years. The three businesses operate eight locations in India with 2,000 employees, and India represents an important location in GKN Aerospace’s global business model.

Pune offers favourable conditions in the areas of business development, labour, education & training and infrastructure. It also has an excellent location relative to the company’s major customers in India.

The plans also include the installation of a proprietary wiring design and manufacturing system, a unique tool that is rolled out globally throughout all manufacturing locations worldwide to ensure the same quality standards at all locations worldwide.

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