MTAR Aims to be a One-Stop Shop in Aerospace Manufacture
MTAR Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is growing new business areas and setting up capabilities for making aero structures. The company is working towards creating capabilities for aircraft and missile integration, Nadcap compliant surface treatment lines, and also exploring manufacture of small arms. “We are looking forward to work with missile and aircraft manufacturers for volume production of parts, sub-assemblies and LRUs. We plan to be a one stop shop for manufacturing and be recognized as the leading precision company making aerospace and defence equipment for customers in the country and the global market,” said P Srinivas Reddy, Managing Director, MTAR Technologies Pvt. Ltd. In an interview with Aeromag, he talks about the company’s operations and expansion plans.
Over past four decades MTAR has played a prominent role in defence sector and supplied hi-precision indigenous components, subsystems, systems to India’s defence and aerospace programs. Could you share with us the major achievements of the company over these years?
MTAR has made the Prithvi missile engine, Hydraulic actuators for LCA program for wing articulation, Agni missile sections for all 5 Agni programs, ball screws for various missile programs, Helicopter gearbox parts, and various parts for the Sukhoi program. MTAR has contributed in a big way for the supplies made to HAL and DRDO for tactical and strategic programs of national importance. The company has worked for various projects as a development partner and production partner.
MTAR has been awarded by HAL for being the best supplier in 2018. We have supplied aero engine parts to GTRE and HAL. MTAR has capability in vacuum brazing, critical machining, welding, fabrication, surface treatment, system integration and testing and has leveraged this capability to make functional assemblies and sub-assemblies.
We have also got Rafael and Elbit as clients and have worked with them to provide parts for various flight and ground systems under offset mechanisms. We are working with them to expand cooperation and recently landed Tata Lockheed Martin as clients. We recently received Kongsberg too as clients.
How does MTAR support the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiatives by the central government?
MTAR is looking to become a prime supplier under its own responsibility for a set of programmes and is looking for partners with whom the company can collaborate and manufacture the system with transfer of technology. MTAR invites partners in this regard. We have single window design capability for manufacturing systems including mechanical, electronics and system integration. We are capable of making parts from a few grams to a few tons and can work across all the land, air and sea platforms. We have an active marine division as well.
With these capabilities, we can take on problems in build to print mode or build to spec mode. We are looking at participating in a few expressions of interest in this regard for development of systems and solicit potential technology owners who can add value as a partner to the design and development effort.
Could you shed some light onto the company’s association with the DPSUs and DRDO Labs? Who all are the major clients and what are the products and services offered by the company?
MTAR has worked with BDL, HAL, BEL, L&T and many DRDO labs like DRDL, RCI, ASL, GTRE etc. On the exports side we are working closely with Rafael and Elbit. These companies have relied on us to solve problems where they were stuck with manufacturing the parts at high volume or at high precision levels. MTAR carries out design, testing, fabrication and assembly of systems and parts with high precision content. Our facilities are mainly mechanical with system integration and testing also available.
MTAR has been associating with ISRO over three decades by providing critical assemblies to various missions? Could you elaborate more about the association and your operations in space sector?
MTAR has supplied rocket engines, and control modules for space applications. We are making 5-10% of each launch system by value. MTAR is developing system integration capabilities for the space sector and is working to become a partner in this respect.
What are the highlights of MTAR’s participation at the Aero India this year? How do you look at the expo as an opportunity to forge new business relationships?
We look at Aero India as a platform to showcase the company’s unique engineering capabilities and reach out to the biggest and the best in the world. MTAR is looking to assure customers that we can make in India as a partner or as a supplier for the most discerning of capabilities.
Could you share with us your visions and goals for the company for the coming decade? What are the expansion plans?
The company is growing new business areas and setting up capabilities for making aerostructures. We are working towards creating capabilities for aircraft and missile integration, Nadcap compliant surface treatment lines, and also exploring manufacture of small arms. We are looking forward to work with missile and aircraft manufacturers for volume production of parts, sub-assemblies and LRUs. We plan to be a one stop shop for manufacturing and be recognized as the leading precision company making aerospace and defence equipment for customers in the country and global market.