Manufacturing Today, June 21, 2023
Bikar Aerospace GmbH has selected the Belagavi Aerospace Cluster (BAC), operated by Aequs Infrastructure, as the ideal location to establish an advanced Aerospace Service Centre. This strategic move aims to enhance Bikar’s market presence and solidify its position as a leading international supplier of aerospace materials. By establishing a presence at Aequs SEZ in Belagavi, North Karnataka, Bikar will offer storage and customised processing of semi-finished products made from aluminum, titanium, super alloys, and other aerospace metals.
Belagavi Aerospace Cluster, part of the Aequs SEZ, offers the perfect location for Bikar’s expansion. Situated in proximity to Belagavi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad, the aerospace triangle of India, Bikar can conveniently serve aerospace manufacturers in these regions. With over 30 manufacturing units already established at BAC, and Bangalore and Hyderabad being prominent aerospace hubs, Bikar’s presence at the cluster strengthens its ability to cater to the evolving needs of the industry.
Alex Bikar, CEO of Bikar Aerospace GmbH, expressed excitement about the company’s expansion into India. He emphasised the company’s commitment to delivering exceptional services and enhancing its position in the aerospace market. He believes that Bikar’s strategic location at Aequs and the establishment of the Aerospace Service Centre in Belagavi will contribute to their continued success.
Aravind Melligeri, Chairman & CEO of Aequs, highlighted the cluster’s vertically integrated manufacturing ecosystem and its ability to provide end-to-end manufacturing solutions. He emphasised that Bikar’s decision to join BAC reflects its significance and value to global aerospace OEMs, offering quality services ranging from raw materials to globally approved capabilities.
Bikar’s presence at the BAC will leverage the favorable environment to efficiently serve its customers, meeting their diverse requirements seamlessly. The company expects the new location to be fully operational by the first quarter of 2024.
This article first appeared in Manufacturing Today