Bharat Forge, a high-tech components manufacturer based in India, and France’s Safran S.A. announced a long-term partnership under which Bharat Forge will supply critical forged and machined components for commercial aircraft applications to Safran’s global affiliates. Safran is a leading multinational high-tech company with three core businesses: aerospace (propulsion and equipment), defense and security. Both companies have worked successfully over the past 18 months for initial trial production of critical forgings in a variety of materials, including titanium and nickel-based and steel alloys, for aerospace. Both companies will also explore opportunities in India’s civil and military aerospace sectors.

According to Stephane Lauret, CEO of Safran India Private Ltd., “This latest development reflects our two companies’ commitment to expanding our collaboration for the benefit of our customers in India and abroad.”

B.N. Kalyani, chairman and managing director of Bharat Forge, said, “The partnership highlights our unwavering commitment to add tangible value to the vast opportunities offered by the Indian aerospace sector and confirms our resolve to strengthening our partnership for supplying forged components to Safran's global affiliate network.”