Godrej Aerospace promotes indigenous manufacturing with contributions in India’s space exploration and civil aviation sector
July 11, 2023 2:42 pm
Godrej Aerospace is set to invest Rs 250 crore in a cutting-edge facility, bolstering the country’s space exploration and aviation capabilities. With its track record of supplying essential components for ISRO’s Chandrayaan 3 mission, Godrej Aerospace continues to contribute to India’s space ambitions.
Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, has unveiled its renewed commitment to indigenous manufacturing, innovation, and technological advancements through its business arm, Godrej Aerospace. The company, recognised for its pivotal role in fostering national development and self-reliance, has announced plans to invest ₹250 crores in establishing a state-of-the-art facility in Maharashtra’s Khalapur. The facility will focus on advanced manufacturing, assembly, and integration capabilities. Notably, Godrej Aerospace has played a significant role by supplying vital components for ISRO’s prestigious Chandrayaan 3 mission.
Over the years, the company has honed its expertise in manufacturing critical components for space projects, including liquid propulsion engines, satellite thrusters, and control module components. These contributions have played an integral role in prestigious missions like Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan, enhancing India’s reputation as a leader in space exploration. They have been a part of every single PSLV and GSLV launch contributing significantly to ISRO’s strategic and technological advancements along with the recent launch of the NVS-01 Satellite.
The business is actively contributing to the growth of manufacturing for the civil aviation sector, both within India and through exports. Collaborating with global majors like Rolls-Royce, Boeing and GE, the company is involved in the development and manufacturing of critical components. These endeavours not only strengthen India’s capabilities in manufacturing for civil aviation but also contribute to the country’s export potential, positioning it as a global player in the aerospace industry. With the DRDO engine modules, Godrej Aerospace is the first private company in India to manufacture core modules of this class of engine for the first time in India.
Maneck Behramkamdin, AVP & Business Head, Godrej Aerospace said, “We take immense pride in our contribution to ISRO’s Chandrayaan 3 mission, which exemplifies our commitment to nation-building and self-reliance. At Godrej Aerospace, we remain committed to indigenous manufacturing and technological advancements, contributing to driving the nation’s progress in space projects and civil aviation. As a trusted partner of ISRO, we will continue to contribute to future launches, missions, and the development of advanced aerospace components and systems. In civil aviation, we are focusing on innovation and exports to global markets including US, projecting 100% growth in the next three years.”
By leveraging indigenous capabilities and reducing dependence on imports, the company is contributing to the nation’s self-sufficiency and fostering technological advancements within the country. These efforts drive economic growth, attract investment, and create high-skilled employment opportunities, thus supporting the overarching goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.