Wipro Aerospace to supply strut assemblies for the 737 MAX and Next-Generation 737 airplane programmes
The aerospace business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) on January 10 announced that it has commenced shipments of part supplies to Boeing from its plant in Bangalore (Devanahalli), India. The two companies had entered into agreement in 2017, under which Wipro Aerospace was to manufacture strut assemblies for the 737 MAX and Next-Generation 737 airplane programs.
“Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) like Boeing source systems and components from India, and our expertise with aerostructures and actuators provide a viable option for OEMs. It is a privilege to partner with Boeing to support their highly successful 737 programs. Our manufacturing expertise and project execution have helped us achieve this feat,” said Pratik Kumar, CEO, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering.
“We recognise the need to stay current and continue to invest in tooling and equipment necessary to ensure we can meet customer requirements,” Kumar said.
Commenting on the partnership, Ashwani Bhargava, director, supply chain, Boeing India, said, “Boeing’s partnerships with Indian suppliers play an important part in Boeing’s global strategy. Boeing’s agreement with Wipro Aerospace demonstrates our commitment to developing the aerospace industry in India.”
WIN and Boeing have partnered together in the last few years, expanding the level of support the aerospace division provides to the jet manufacturer. WIN has provided various aerostructures and componentry for the 737, 767 and 787 Dreamliner programmes through its facility in Israel.