Posted on: 11 July 2018 by Kimberley Young
Global supply chain provider Pattonair has been selected as one of the first group of UK companies to participate in the Access India Programme (AIP).
The programme, sponsored by the Indian government, is the first of its kind to facilitate investments and market entry by small and medium-scale UK companies into India.
As the latest stage in Pattonair’s expansion, the UK-based company is establishing a wholly owned subsidiary and support facility in Bangalore, scheduled to become operational by January 2019. The company’s strategy is to support customers where they operate, speeding up supply and allowing the provider to tailor services to customers’ specific needs and performance goals.
Pattonair has serviced UTC in India since 2014, supplying C class parts to UTC’s Actuation Systems and Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) sites in Bangalore for major aircraft types such as B787, A350 and A320neo.
“Pattonair will not only bring its world class supply chain services and solutions to India’s OEM and MRO sectors, but offer India’s component manufacturers access to its global aerospace and defence customers who include Rolls-Royce, Safran and Boeing. Pattonair’s strategic procurement team is currently meeting with India-based suppliers to provide parts to customers in India and to the rest of the world,” said Mark Ness, commercial director for India, Pattonair.
AIP is part of the ‘Make it in India’ programme, announced by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, to encourage international companies to base their operations there. The aim is for small to medium enterprises in the UK to benefit from the Indian market and export products from the country worldwide.
[Photo: (Left to right) Mark Ness, commercial director for India at Pattonair, and Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary – Department of Industrial Promotion and Policy, Government of India.]
Written by: Mark Thomas
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