Deccan Chronicle

Sri City celebrates Rafale induction

Honoured as these units are able to contribute to the nation, says MD


The workforce and management of Sri City are in an upbeat mood on the momentous occasion of Rafale aircraft being inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday.

The reason is that two units in Sri City, Hunter Douglas and Siddhartha Logistics, have been associated with Dassault’s Rafale aircraft project.

While Hunter Douglas India installed the metal ceiling at the service hangar of the aircraft, the latter holds the inventorie­s of individual parts at its modern warehouse. Siddhartha Logistics Pvt

Ltd, a unit at the free trade warehousin­g zone of Sri City, holds the inventorie­s of parts for Dassault France. They developed a supply chain model, which is mainly used for defence off-set logistics and supply chain management for India.

As per its model defence equipment, suppliers, who have off-set obligation­s, no longer need to transport the goods from India to their country and return transport to India for supply to the Ministry of Defence as per orders.

Besides Dassault France, it offers its warehousin­g services to many defence industry manufactur­ers, including Israel Aerospace Industries.

Hunter Douglas India Ltd., a 100% owned subsidiary of the Hunter Douglas group, has a stateof-the-art facility to manufactur­e architectu­ral products in Sri City, under the brand name LUXALON®.

As partners in readying the ground support facilities, Hunter Douglas has successful­ly supplied and installed ‘Luxalon 300C’ linear metal ceiling for the Rafale fighter jet hangar at Ambala Air Force Station.

Taking pride in their associatio­n with the project, Ravindra Sannareddy, founder-MD of Sri City said they feel honoured as these units are able to contribute to the nation.

“VRV Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd., which designs and manufactur­es cryogenic equipment, manufactur­ed and supplied a large storage tank with a LIN shield to Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), ISRO as an import substitute”, Reddy said.

 ??  ?? A Rafale jet in its hanger.
A Rafale jet in its hanger.

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