India has caught the attention of major aerospace defence manufacturers with its low production cost and government’s strong focus on building manufacturing sector under Make in India. There is a significant push from the Government of India for “Make in India” specifically on the Aerospace majors to establish their manufacturing and training facilities in India. Additionally, the Government of India is planning to take a practical approach by allowing 51 percent FDI in Defence sector which is a major driver for development and potential creator of employment. The new face of Aerospace Industry will help to give new opportunity to the manufacturers. Gujarat-based Aquascape Engineers is geared up to seize this potential.
Established by Late Shri G.M. Panchal in 1969, Aquascape Engineers specializes in Aerospace CNC machining, particularly in high precision components with complex geometries, ensures that product specifications are met on time and within budget. The company is currently headed by Mr Narendra Panchal. Spanning across 30,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing floor space, Aquascape Engineers has been a force to reckon with. With high-quality production for engineering requirement, it has been providing services in a wide range of industries. “Our success in the marketplace has been driven by our overarching
commitment to providing the highest levels of customer service, and all of our employees are focused on offering best-in-class quality support, with the fastest turn-around times possible, and at a competitive cost,” speaks Narendra. The company provides state-of-theart facilities that have the unique capabilities to fulfill the most challenging requirements for materials, cleanliness or dimensional tolerances. In fact, it has started a new facility to support and contribute to the growth of Aerospace industry. “We have invested in world class 2 Axis to 5 Axis machineries from Mazak, DMG Mori & CMM from Zeiss, NX CAD/CAM software for Design & Manufacturing & Full ERP system to ensure proper traceability. We have the expertise and resources to deliver any type of CNC machining parts to any location in the world on a very short lead-time,” he informs.
Aquascape Engineers provides state-of-the-art facilities that have the unique capabilities to fulfill the most challenging requirements for materials, cleanliness or dimensional tolerances
The team uses advance machinery for machining the components, CMM machine to measure the components and an ERP system to record the perfect traceability. While the primary challenge is to develop and field first of its kind systems and technologies that are required to survive in the industry, the team has been meticulously spending most of their time developing the systems. “We are involved in complex manufacturing parts with close tolerance in the aerospace industry. The forte lies in our existing capabilities in metal forming, machining and metallurgy and with that we can lead the aerospace market,” mentions Narendra.
Aquascape has a long-term relationship with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and serves in the UK & USA. The market is about to witness a strong growth in the coming years and Aquascape Engineers is excited to serve the demands in the market with its range of products and services. “We are planning to be NADCAP approved in near future. We are definitely looking at a longterm expansion of our operations in another part of India. The Indian economy focuses on export and we are targeting few foreign aerospace companies,” he concludes.