Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India:MKU, India’s leading manufacturer and supplier of ballistic protection and surveillance equipment for armed forces, paramilitary forces and police worldwide had entered into a JV to manufacture aviation grade cable and harness with E.I.S. Electronics GmbH from Germany under the banner of E.I.S. Electronics (India) Pvt. Ltd.
The MOU was signed between both the companies during Defexpo in February 2012. The facility located in Kanpur commenced production in January 2013 and is expected to operate to its full capacity by end of September 2013.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Sumit Khandelwal, Director, E.I.S. Electronics India, said, “The facility is the only one of its kind in the region to manufacture aviation grade cable and harness and has received a very warm welcome from aviation industry & OEM’s. As the product is largely hand crafted, once the facility starts operating full swing it shall generate substantial job opportunities for the locals, especially females seeking employment.” He further stated, “The quality systems, procedures and technology are 100% German. Entire staff of E.I.S. Electronics India has been trained by German counterpart, supervised and monitored by the German entity to ensure consistent quality for which it has been known.”
Mr. Thomas Hauschild, MD, E.I.S. Electronics GmbH said, “I am extremely delighted to see the Indian facility begin its production and I am confident that this joint venture will result in producing quality cable harness products further increasing our market share globally, not to mention the huge number of opportunities that we see coming in the next few years in India itself and with number of foreign companies bidding for the defence projects in India, EIS certainly shall serve as a prominent resource partner for foreign manufacturers to effectively discharge their offset obligations in India”.
MKU Pvt. Ltd. is one of the world’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of personal and platform ballistic protection solutions with a direct presence in over 90 countries around the world. MKU uses the best quality materials and has introduced various innovative products and solutions as a result of its R&D efforts in which it has invested heavily. MKU’s infrastructure spans 3 state of art factories in India and Germany. MKU has spent the last 25 years building up a broad product portfolio that includes ballistic vests, ballistic helmets and other personal protection products for military and security forces as well as Platform armouring solutions for aircrafts, land vehicles, naval vessels and static structures. It is in the process of setting up one of the most modern facilities for the manufacture of Night Vision Devices and Day sights. MKU is a registered NATO supplier, and all its manufacturing facilities are certified to ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100 & ISO 14000 standards. It is the only company in India with AS 9100 certification for aircraft armouring & solutions.
About E.I.S. Electronics GmbH
E.I.S. Electronics GmbH services the Aerospace and Defence Industry since 1980.
The company is managed by its owners since MBO from IVG Holding AG in 1999. Engineering, Manufacturing and Repair take place at HQ site in Bremerhaven and on customers’ sites.
Today EIS is designing and manufacturing harnesses as first and second tier supplier mainly to European Aerospace Industry. Harnesses applications will range from linear cable looms to fully fletched ship sets, projects include aircraft, helicopters, launchers, satellites, submarines and tanks. Merits have been earned for customization performance and consistent quality. The infrastructure includes a CATIA V.5 design office with access to Airbus world and two clean rooms.
Based on its customization experience the company offers VIP cabin interior products like Starlight Panel and the noiseless lavatory solutions.
E.I.S. Electronics GmbH is certified to EN 9100:2009, EASA part-21G and part-145 and AQAP 2120.
Anurag Tripathi, MKU Private Limited, +91 9005094900