HAL- Rolls Royce Production Facility Inaugurated

Friday, March 15, 2013

Bangalore: International Aerospace Manufacturing Limited’s (IAMPL) production facility was formally inaugurated here today by Mr. K. Naresh Babu, Managing Director, HAL (Bangalore Complex). Incorporated in July 2010, IAMPL is a 50:50 Joint Venture Company (JVC) of HAL and Rolls-Royce (UK). “The production facility incorporates the latest Rolls-Royce manufacturing techniques and will create job opportunities for highly skilled technicians and engineers in India”, said Mr. Naresh Babu. The facility will begin manufacturing production components later this year.
Commenting on the development, Dr. R.K. Tyagi, Chairman, HAL, pointed out that HAL and Rolls-Royce have been strategic partners for long. “This is a step towards indigenous production activities in the crucial aero-sector. The state-of-the-art facility in Bangalore will produce components for the technologically advanced Trent family of civil aero engines, as well as for a number of marine and energy gas turbines.”

Mr Kishore Jayaraman, Rolls-Royce, President - India said, “Rolls-Royce and HAL have been partners for more than five decades and this facility is a testimony to our long-standing relationship and showcases our commitment to the development of Indian aerospace and technology industry.”

At an investment of US$25 million (nearly Rs 135 crore) over a land of 7,200 sqm, the Unit incorporates the latest Rolls-Royce manufacturing techniques for making 130 different compressor parts. The facility will include latest machine tools, computerised maintenance management systems, metal spray booths and non-destructive testing lines. The newly-inaugurated facility will have about 100 employees.

HAL started producing the Orpheus engine under licence followed by maintenance of the Gnome engine and the 501 K industrial gas turbine. HAL is the production agency of Rolls-Royce’s Adour 804/811 engine for the Jaguar aircraft of IAF since 1981. HAL is now successfully manufacturing the Adour MK 871 for the new Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers. As a result of strong collaboration, both HAL and Rolls-Royce have progressively contributed to the development of the Indian aerospace industry.

The JV is also committed towards developing a robust supply chain management system to ensure nurturing of small and medium enterprises and will have about 225 vendors initially.