Ahmedabad: Adani Defence Systems and Technologies Ltd (ADSTL) has signed definitive agreements to acquire Air Works for an enterprise value of Rs 400 crore, a statement from the company said on Tuesday.
“Given India’s growth trajectory and the Government’s focus to network the nation through a massive mesh of air connectivity, it is inevitable that the primary growth of India’s airline and airport sector lies ahead of it. Therefore, the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul sector has a crucial role to play in both the defence and civilian aerospace sector. Add to this the ongoing modernisation program to make India a large market for defence aircrafts, and what emerges is one of the most exciting, comprehensive, at scale and digital MRO services within the boundaries of the nation,” Ashish Rajvanshi, CEO of Adani Defence and Aerospace, said.
“Air Works has impeccable proven capabilities and over its 70-year aviation legacy has successfully delivered several India-first and industry-first projects. Combine this with the Adani Group’s capabilities and what we get is an entity that truly represents what an Atmanirbhar Bharat in a critical sector should look like,” he added.
D Anand Bhaskar, MD and CEO, Air Works Group said: “India has the potential to become the MRO hub for the region across defence and civil aircrafts. It is a wonderful opportunity for Air Works and its employees to be subsumed under Adani Defence & Aerospace platform. The government’s policy measures and initiatives including convergence of civil and defence MRO would create economies of scale and huge employment opportunities.”