API Inaugurates Phase II Facility at AEQUS SEZ, Belgaum, Karnataka
June 15, 2016
Aerospace Processing India Pvt. Ltd (API) inaugurated its Phase II facility, marking yet another key milestone in the growth and development of Aerospace Manufacturing in India. API, a joint venture between Aequs and Magellan Aerospace and located at Aequs SEZ in Belagavi, Karnataka, was the first third-party facility in India to be approved by both Airbus and Boeing.
This new expansion will accommodate additional capacity and capabilities supporting water-based paint, solid film lubricant, sulfuric acid anodizing, zinc-nickel plating and additional processes under development. The current, fully integrated, modular facility utilizes ~ 45,000 sq. ft. and employs 150 people.
The API facility also houses the environmentally-friendly tartaric sulfuric acid (TSA) anodizing line approved by Airbus. In addition, cadmium plating line is also coming on line this year.
API was the first in India to achieve NADCAP accreditation for Chemical Processing, Surface Enhancement and NDT, which is widely demanded across the aerospace industry. API is also AS9100 certified. Maintaining these credentials is essential in sustaining customer confidence, reducing risks, and ensuring industry compliance.