ALTEN Group Inks Partnership with MAINI Group

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 06:00 hrs

Bangalore, Karnataka, India:ALTEN Group, the €1.2 billion European leader in Engineering and Technology consulting, announced today that it has partnered with the Maini group, one of India’s premier design and manufacturing entities, to offer specialized system engineering and design-to-manufacturing services to global Aerospace and Defense (A&D) equipment manufacturers.

As part of this partnership, ALTEN and MAINI will combine their expertise in design, manufacturing and technical support to offer complete design-to-manufacturing and customer support services to Aerospace and Defense equipment manufacturers.

Key Highlights of Partnership

-- ALTEN Group to offer technical know-how

-- MAINI to offer end –to-end design to manufacturing services

-- Both parties to work jointly on offset programs in Aerospace & Defense segment

Customers can benefit from ALTEN’s specialized system design and engineering expertise, and Maini’s experience in precision manufacturing, engineering and robust supply chain ecosystem.

Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Gerald Attia, Deputy CEO, ALTEN Group, said “This partnership will bring in the engineering excellence into India that ALTEN Group is known for globally. This partnership also reinforces ALTEN’s commitment to expand and strengthen its presence in India. We are looking forward to work with our new partner.”

Mr. Gautam Maini, Executive Director, Maini group,said, “Synergizing the strength of both ALTEN and Maini will benefit the customers of both the companies and serve as a ONE STOP SOLUTION.”

Founded in 1988, the ALTEN Group has grown to be a major supplier of Engineering and Technology consulting services in Aerospace, Transportation, Energy and Telecom segments with over 15,950 employees across 14 locations globally. The ALTEN Group established its presence in India through its design center in Bangalore in 2010, and has grown its employee base in India to over 850 engineers today.

ALTEN offers specialized engineering design and technical support services to major players in A&D segment on aerostructures, avionics (mechatronics, real time systems), installation and new product industrialization. ALTEN customers include Airbus, Eurocopter, Safran, Thales and EADS Astrium,.

Founded in 1973, the Maini group has established itself as one of India’s premier design and manufacturing entities with over 1500 employees spread over 14 locations. The Maini group specializes in high-precision engineering components and assemblies for aerospace, electric vehicles, materials handling, warehousing and logistics solutions.

The aerospace arm of the group, Maini Global Aerospace (MGA) in the last seven years has established itself as a Tier-1 and Tier-2 aerospace contractor in component and sub-assemblies, engine components, structural components and ground support equipment with a remarkable customer base that includes Airbus, Augusta Westland, Avio, BAE Systems, Boeing, Eaton Aerospace, Goodrich, GE Aviation, HAL, Magellan Aerospace, Marshall Aerospace, MTU, Parker Aerospace, Safran Group and Snecma, amongst others.

MGA is also one of the few selected Indian Offset Partners (IOP) with global aerospace majors that has already commenced supplies against offset programmes.

About ALTEN Group

As a European Leader in Technology Consulting and Engineering (TCE), ALTEN carries out design and research projects for Technical and IT divisions of major clients in industry, telecom and services. ALTEN's stock is listed in ‘Compartment B’ of the Euronext Paris market (ISIN FR0000071946); it is part of the SBF 120, the IT CAC 50 index, MIDCAP 100, and is eligible for the Deferred Settlement Service (SRD). For more information on Alten, please visit

About MAINI Group

The Maini group was founded in 1973 by Dr. S. K. Maini who began with a single company and a devoted team of 10. Under his stewardship it has grown to a multi-unit group of six companies with over 1500 employees spread over 14 locations. The Main group is one of India’s premier design and manufacturing entities. While our design and manufacturing base is in India, our warehousing and marketing network extends across more than 25 countries with well over 50% of the turnover exported to over 200 loyal international customers.

Apart from Aerospace, the Maini Group also has plans to diversify into defence land systems. The recent acquisition and launch of Tomcar all-terrain vehicle at Defence Expo at Delhi in March 2012 is aimed at tapping the Indian defence and paramilitary organisations' needs.

The award winning eco-friendly airfield support vehicles manufactured by another group company, Maini Materials Movement Private Limited (MMM), are now in use with the various defense establishments and airline operators across India.

With a high focus on leveraging its diverse strength in design, manufacture, innovation, integration, international joint ventures, strategic alliances and technology absorption, the Maini group aims to propel itself as a strong aerospace and defense entity in the country.

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