Singapore Aero Engines Services, Tata Technologies in pact to launch 'global engineering centre' model

Singapore Aero Engines Services Ltd. (SAESL) today said it had entered into a pact with with Tata Technologies to launch a global engineering centre (GEC) that will help provide comprehensive services for equipment harmonization, improvements in workforce efficiency, and turnaround time optimisation.

SAESL is a Trent Centre of Excellence that has overhauled over 2,000 engines for wide body aircrafts. Through this engineering partnership, Tata Technologies will provide a dedicated team with expertise in the designing of various ground support and ground handling equipment, process engineering and technology optimisation for the Rolls-Royce Trent engine types to be overhauled at SAESL.

For this strategic partnership between Tata Technologies and SAESL, four distinct domains of services encompassing tooling and manufacturing engineering, engineering services, technology consulting, and component repair have been agreed upon under the GEC model. 

With this model, Tata Technologies will help in the streamlining of processes, delivery acceleration, resource optimisation, cost reduction, and overall enhanced customer satisfaction leading to better return on investment. A proven GEC model will enable SAESL to achieve results faster and keep operating models flexible.

''In the aerospace sector, the requirement of meeting customer demands with high reliability and faster delivery are of the utmost importance. Through the GEC model, we will be able to leverage Tata Technologies' expertise as an engineering partner and technology consultant, allowing us to further develop engine and component repair capability, " said Paul Inman, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Aero Engines Services Ltd. 

"Through our existing relationship, Tata Technologies has understood our requirements and is helping us meet demands while focusing on building quality and reducing costs.''

Talking about this collaboration, Warren Harris, managing director and chief executive officer, Tata Technologies said, ''It gives us great pleasure to announce this collaboration and it is an honor to partner with SAESL for a multiyear relationship to support their business ambitions. At Tata Technologies, we focus on working as a team with our partners to create exceptional products through improved engineering and design and product development technology. It is our constant endeavor to meet and resolve critical challenges most companies face around accessibility and availability to cutting-edge technology.''

Founded in 1999 as tripartite joint venture between SIA Engineering Company, Rolls-Royce plc and HAESL (Hong Kong Aero Engine Services), SAESL is an aero engine maintenance facility dedicated to Rolls-Royce Trent operators within the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Australasia regions.

Tata Technologies, founded in 1989, enables ambitious manufacturing companies to design and build better products through engineering services outsourcing and the application of information technology to product development and manufacturing enterprise processes.

Tata Technologies touches every aspect of the manufacturing value chain, from conceptualization to manufacturing and aftermarket/MRO support. Tata Technologies supports clients through engineering services outsourcing, product development IT services and product lifecycle management solutions.

It has clients in 27 countries, with a delivery model specifically designed for engineering and IT engagements that offers a blend of deep, local expertise integrated with eight global delivery centers in Detroit, Coventry, Pune and Bangalore, Bangkok and Brasov, Craiova and Iasi in Romania.