Centum Electronics Plays A Significant Role In ISRO’s 104 Satellite Mission
Company inaugurates state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility in Bengaluru, its fourth in the city
Bengaluru, February 2017: Centum Electronics Limited, in Yelahanka, Bengaluru had special reason to celebrate the spectacular launch of ISRO’s 104 satellite launch. Centum has been a leading Space Electronics Industry partner to ISRO since 2001. The Design, Engineering and Manufacturing facilities, personnel and processes are approved by ISRO.
Centum has partnered with ISRO in Analog, Digital, RF, Power and Mixed domains in every mission since 2005. Hundreds of Centum’s modules, subsystems and systems have been of strategic importance, both in launching vehicle (PSLV and GSLV) and communication, navigational, meteorological, earth observation and Radar Imaging satellite areas and scientific missions like Chandrayan and Mangalyan.
The PSLV-C37-XL and Cartosat-2S mission on 15th February was no different. Centum contributed to this record-setting mission of ISRO with more than 450 modules, out of which, more than 200 were in PSLV and around 250 in ISRO satellites. These covered dc-dc converters, microelectronic modules, crystal oscillators, inertial system electronic modules, electro-optics sensors, data acquisition and processing units.
Bengaluru-based strategic electronics manufacturer, Centum Electronics expanded operations with the launch of their fourth manufacturing facility in their home city during the Aero Show 2017. The state-of-the-art facility was inaugurated by Mr. Manohar Parrikar, Hon. Minister of Defence, Government of India in the presence of Mr. R.V. Deshpande, Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka, Dr. S Christopher, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Director General, DRDO, Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri.
Spread over six acres the facility is about 150, 000 sq. ft. and is located at the aerospace park near Devanahalli. The investments towards the facility including up gradation of lines and technology is about 200 crore, over two years.
Mr. Apparao Mallavarapu, Chairman and Managing Director, Centum Electronics said, “The aerospace facility is the fourth manufacturing location we have built in India demonstrating our continued commitment to the government’s vision of ‘Make in India.’ Centum Electronics already has a significant presence in Bengaluru with three other facilities fully operational. The investment in the new manufacturing facility represents the potential available in the industry in India and abroad.”
The facility, which provides full-time employment to nearly 750 people, will integrate design, manufacturing, factory testing, quality control and advanced manufacturing engineering for Centum’s defence automation business in India and abroad. The project is a direct result of the opportunities created for Indian Companies with a focus on self-reliance and indigenous design and manufacturing for the Defense and Aerospace industry.
Located at the aerospace park, Centum Avanza has the advantage of being right next to the International airport. The facility will design and manufacture products for the Defense and Aerospace industries as well as for Industrial and Medical customers all around the globe. 95% of these products are exported from India. The facility is expandable to another 120, 000 sq. ft. with a future capacity space of 850, 000 sq. ft.
The Centum Group’s offerings range from customised product design and development, manufacturing services and turnkey solutions for mission-critical applications in the Defence, Aerospace, Space, Industrial, Medical and Communications markets. While most of the company’s business comes from outside of India, Centum has always been keen on a Make in India mandate. With reputed international clients across the US and Europe, Centum Electronics expanded its base with its recent acquisition of the French Adetel Group.