API inaugurates Phase II facility at Belagavi SEZ

Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) Precision engineering company Aerospace Processing India (API) on Wednesday inaugurated its Phase II facility at Aequs special economic zone (SEZ) in Belagavi, Karnataka.

The new expansion aims to accommodate additional capacity and capabilities including facilities for water-based paint, solid film lubricant, sulfuric anodizing and zinc nickel plating in a fully integrated modular facility occupying 40,000 square feet.

“We are continuing to grow and develop critical capabilities in India’s aerospace manufacturing sector. This expansion will keep API at the forefront of aerospace special processing expertise in India,” said Aequs chairman Aravind Melligeri in a statement.

However, the investment specifics were not divulged. API is a joint venture between Aequs and Magellan Aerospace.

Additional capabilities in Phase II include environment-friendly tartaric sulfuric acid (TSA) anodizing line approved by Airbus and cadmium plating line scheduled to come online this year.

According to the statement, API is the first company in India to achieve National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) recognition for chemical processing, surface enhancement and NDT — technologies in wide demand across the aerospace industry.

“The API facility and our relationship with Aequs has met Magellan’s expectations and we are confident that this expansion and adoption of increased capabilities will enhance API’s presence in the developing Indian aerospace industry,” said Magellan Aerospace CEO Phil Underwood in the statement.



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