Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) is proud to announce that it has signed a multi - year contract with Boeing Commercial Airplane to supply titanium forgings for wing components for the Next - Generatio n 737 and 737 MAX.
Under the agreement, Bharat Forge will begin supplying pre - machined forgings from its facilities in Pune and Baramati to Boeing in the first quarter of 2016. The titanium parts will be heat - treated, shaped in a forging press, and machine d by Bharat Forge before being shipped to Boeing Portland for finish machining into components. The components then will be installed in the Next - Generation 737 and 737 MAX wings at the Final Assembly plant in Renton, Wash.
“We are pleased to welcome Bhar at Forge into our supply chain as t hey have an impressive record of performance across many industries,” said Kent Fisher, vice pr esident and general manager, Supplier Management, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Our discussions with Bharat Forge Chairman and Managing Director Baba Kalyani and his leadership team leading up to this agreement have demonstrated not only a high level of technical expertise, but also an understanding of the need to meet aviation market requirements for affordability.”
“This contr act will help us deliver cost - effective components to one of Boeing’s latest airplanes - the 737 MAX - and is yet another demonstration of our accelerating engagement with Indian suppliers to scale - up aerospace manufacturing aligned with the Prime Mini ster’s ‘Make in India’,” said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India.
B.N. Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge said, “It is our strategic intent to play a significant role in global aerospace supply chain with Forged & Machined products and assemblies in future. We have created requisite infrastructure and have secured relevant global quality homologations. We are targeting revenues in excess of US$ 100 million per annum from this sector. This supply - chain partnership with Boeing is a mo mentous step forward towards our goal. This also affirms our strong resolve to support the ‘Make in India’ drive” in the defense and aerospace sector.
Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) is the flagship company of the USD 2.5 billion Kalyani Group and a global provider of high performance, innovative, safety & critical components and solutions to various industrial sectors including Automotive, Railways, Power, C onstruction & Mining, Aerospace, Marine and Oil & Gas . BFL today has largest repository of metallurgical knowledge in the region and offers full service supply capability to its geographically dispersed marquee customers from concept to product design, eng ineering, manufacturing, testing and validation. At the cusp of a breakout growth & transformation into an engineering conglomerate through its aggressive foray in capital goods and infrastructure sectors, BFL is committed to proactively expedite India’s t ransformation into a global economic powerhouse.