Power management company Eaton today broke ground at the KIADB Aerospace SEZ, near Devanahalli in Bangalore, to build its first Aerospace manufacturing facility in India.
“India has an untapped potential to fuel our Aerospace business’s market growth in the APAC region,” said Nitin Chalke, president, Vehicle and Hydraulics, APAC, Eaton. “The upcoming site reinforces Eaton’s continued commitment to India. Our customers are investing heavily here and Eaton sees the opening of an Aerospace manufacturing site in India as an opportunity to help us grow our share of new OE business as well as contribute to local growth in India.”
Eaton’s new site in Bangalore will manufacture standard hose assemblies and serve commercial, business and regional aircraft customers. The site will provide significant opportunity to win new business on military platforms as part of India’s offset policy. The product manufactured at the site will also provide customers with a dual source for Eaton’s oil debris monitoring systems.
The facility, to be built over 2.75 acres of land at the KIADB Aerospace SEZ, will be operational in the second half of 2019. The site will leverage smart manufacturing technologies, and contribute to local growth through employment, business and sourcing opportunities.
In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of products and technologies for hydraulic systems, fuel and inerting systems, motion control and engine solutions. Eaton's portfolio includes hydraulic engine-driven and electro-hydraulic pumps, control and storage equipment, distribution components and motors; engine and airframe fuel pumps, fuel-control valves, aerial- and ground-fueling equipment, lightning protection devices, and fuel-gauging and fuel-inerting systems; electrical generators, secondary flight-control actuators, door and utility actuators, and nose wheel steering and actuation-control systems; air-distribution products, pressure sensors, static and dynamic seals, and fluid-health monitoring products and systems; and aftermarket service and support. Eaton serves commercial and military aerospace, marine, and defense markets worldwide.
Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 98,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.