ALM's potential for reducing the cost of production changeovers and customization makes it particularly suitable for aerospace.
ALM's potential for reducing the cost of production changeovers and customization makes it particularly suitable for aerospace.

‘As cutting-edge manufacturing technology, ALM offers tremendous potential for creating new manufacturing capabilities and economies of scale and scope,’ said Aravind Melligeri, chairman and CEO of Aequs. ‘ALM's potential for reducing the cost of production changeovers and customization and for increasing the variety of products each unit of capital can produce, makes it a compelling innovation for the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry, which in contrast to other industries, is more reliant upon low volume production.’

Supply chain

The aim of the partnership is to give A&D industry customers new supply chain options unavailable elsewhere. ‘We expect our partnership to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace manufacturing and produce higher levels of customer customization, on-demand responsiveness, and product complexity at competitive costs,’ said Frédéric Guinot, CEO of Farinia Group.  

Safran, the French-based international leader in aerospace, defense and security, welcomed the partnership. ‘We are very interested in the collaboration between Aequs and Farinia on Spartacus3D, because of its potential for producing enhanced manufacturing capabilities and favourable supply chain economics,’ said Xavier Dessemond, Vice President of Purchasing for Safran.

This is not the first partnership between Farinia and Aequs. Aequs and Farinia already operate the SQuAD Forging Private Limited joint-venture together with Aubert & Duval as part of the Aequs precision engineering ecosystem located inside the Aequs Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Belagavi, Karnataka.