Spotlighting: Tata Aerospace & Defense

June 23, 2022 in Community

Photo provided by Tata Aerospace & Defense

Tata Aerospace & Defense was recognized with the Alliance Award at the 2022 Supplier of the Year event. The award is given to a supplier who contributes to Boeing’s success by sharing risk and through long-term relationships that support and advance our strategic objectives.

Q: What should people know about your company?

A: Tata Aerospace & Defense (TADL) delivers end-to-end solutions for original equipment manufacturers across the world. Our scope of work ranges through design and engineering, advanced tool design and manufacturing, complex machining, composites, sheet metal fabrication, and equipped airframe assemblies. Over the years, we have developed unique precision manufacturing capabilities to meet the exacting standards demanded for aero engine components and sub-assemblies with an ability to handle global work transfers.

Q: What Boeing products are associated with your company?

A: Landing gear doors, vertical fin, floor beams, underwing and overwing panels, fuselage, secondary structures, and tail cones.

Q: What is your company mission?

A: The mission of TADL is to always keep Tata values at the core of its actions. We strive to be the most admired company amongst customers, suppliers and employees through fair and ethical practices. We aim to be proactive and responsive to the needs of our customers, ensuring that our products meet the highest standards of quality and on-time delivery.

Q: What does it mean to be recognized as a Supplier of the Year?

A: This award complements the strong partnership between TADL and Boeing in the last decade. This is also a recognition of TADL’s consistent performance in delivering large fuselage assemblies, complex metallic parts and long member composite structures.

Q: What inspired you to start your business?

A: The Tata Group has pioneered strategic businesses that have gone a long way in nation building. TADL is one of India’s leading private players for aerospace and defense solutions and aspires to be the “Partner of Choice,” especially for the government’s “Make in India” program and for global original equipment manufacturers.

Q: How do you inspire your employees?

A: The five core Tata values underpinning the way we do business are integrity, responsibility, excellence, pioneering and unity. At TADL, employees are encouraged to grow and learn. The company believes in merit and performance, and skilling is given utmost importance.

Q: Anything else you want to spotlight?

A: With 6,000+ employees and 3 million+ square feet of manufacturing area, TADL is the largest private aerospace manufacturer in India. TADL also manages a global supply chain with 300+ suppliers across 120+ countries. Our strong program management and product systems have enabled TADL to be awarded for delivery, quality and technical excellence by original equipment manufacturers.