“Latecoere continues to evolve in line with the Transformation 2020 plan, and actively pursuing its strategy to optimize its industrial infrastructure and ensure operational excellence and quality for all customers.”
– Yannick Assouad, CEO of Latecoere
On September 10, Latecoere has unveiled its new plant in Belagavi, India, in the state of Karnataka. The new site completes the Latecoere group’s production system of harness equipment and should reach a workforce of 300 by 2022.
With a total surface area of 4,400 sqm, the new site is dedicated to the manufacturing of the Radio Navigation harnesses for Falcon 2000 and for the future, its main harness as well as the avionics harnesses for Thales for aircraft such as Boeing B777, B737 and Airbus A320, as well as many other airlines (Emirates, British Airways and Qatar).
The first delivery took place in August 2019 to the Latecoere site in Liposthey, France, in order to finalize the manufacturing of the Radio Navigation harnesses for Falcon 2000.
This event opens a new chapter for Latecoere’s development in India, alongside two prestigious names in aerospace, Dassault Aviation and Thales.
“Dassault Aviation welcomes the establishment of Latecoere in India which illustrates the commitment of French companies to contribute to the “Make in India” policy by nurturing a sustainable eco-system for the benefit of the entire Indian aerospace Industry. In addition to the implementation of DRAL manufacturing facility in Mihan Nagpur, this new step paves the way towards positioning India as an international supplier reference in the global aerospace market matching the highest standards in this field.”
– Benoît Berger, Senior Executive Vice President, Procurement and Purchasing of Dassault Aviation
“Latecoere is an historic partner to Thales and India is a strategic country for the Group. It is therefore a significant milestone that Latecoere chose to join us here, a move that resonates with our strategy to support the government’s Make in India initiative by contributing to Foreign Direct Investment directly and through our partners, and transferring skills and technology to local enterprises. India remains an integral part of our global supply chain strategy and we look forward to significantly increasing the level of procurement here.”
– Gil Michielin, Thales Executive Vice President for Avionics
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