Goa, India, April 2022 –
Kineco Kaman Composites India Private Limited (Kineco Kaman) completed its first
commercial delivery of Composite Equipment Bay Shroud (EBS) Assembly to Vikram
Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), a division of Indian Space Research Organization
Kineco Kaman is India’s first private company to have successfully supplied the said
Composite Assembly for Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III.
Four (4) more EBS are scheduled to be delivered by December 2023.
On this accomplishment, Shekhar Sardessai, Founder of Kineco Group and Chairman &
Managing Director of Kineco Kaman commented “It is an important milestone for the
company, we are extremely jubilant and proud to be a part of ISRO’s GSLV Mark-III
program and contribute towards India’s self-reliance in space technologies. We are
pleased to meet the expectations of ISRO/VSSC and to have fulfilled the trust placed by
them when they decided to outsource this critical activity to the private sector. We are
hopeful that this milestone achieved by Kineco Kaman will pave the way for more
opportunities and help in overall development of space capabilities in India’s private
sector in line with the Hon. Prime Minister’s vision.”
As part of its commitment to promote private sector participation in developing space
capabilities in India, VSSC had decided to outsource this critical assembly.
VSSC entrusted this responsibility to Kineco Kaman taking into consideration its legacy
of proven performance and expertise in industrialization of complex composite
assemblies. Over the last eighteen months, VSSC and Kineco Kaman teams worked
alongside to align the competencies to manufacture this critical assembly for the launch
EBS Assembly is a complex and critical 4m diameter CFRP hat-stiffened structure that
houses sensitive equipment of the GSLV. The composite segments are fabricated using
carbon fiber prepreg and aluminum core material which is cured using an Autoclave and
are then assembled using various titanium and aluminum hardware to tight tolerances.
Kineco Kaman’s credentials in providing high-quality, cost-effective composite solutions
with superior service and on-time delivery for the aerospace and defense sector have
further been enhanced with this successful industrialization of EBS assembly for the
About Kineco Kaman
Kineco Kaman manufactures advanced composite parts and assemblies for aerospace
and defence customers at its state-of-the-art aerospace & defence composites facility in
Pilerne Industrial Estate, Goa, India. The facility has achieved several global
certifications such as AS9100 (Rev-D) NADCAP, ISO 14001 & 45001 and ZED (Zero
Defect – Zero Effect) gold rating, besides several other customer specific qualifications.
Kineco Kaman exports its products to global aerospace OEM’s, which include those in
the US, Europe and Israel. Kineco Kaman is recipient of Gold Supplier award from BAE
Systems for maintaining a 100% on-time delivery & 100% quality performance in 2018,
2020 & 2021. Kineco Kaman is also a major supplier of composite parts and assemblies
to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for their various program, as well as the Indian
Space Research Organization’s (ISRO’s) satellite & launch vehicle programs. More
information is available at www.kinecokamanindia.com.
About Kineco Group
Kineco, a first-generation enterprise founded by Shekhar Sardessai in 1995, is one of
India’s leading composites manufacturing companies with a strong focus on the mass
transit, aerospace and defense sector. Kineco has a strong legacy of innovation,
development and commercialization of several composite products catering to a wide
range of industries such as mass transit (railways), industrial, defense, automotive &
marine. The group employees over 750 people across three manufacturing locations in
Goa India, including the Kineco Kaman JV. Helios Strategic Systems (I) Limited (A
wholly owned subsidiary of Indo National Limited, a publicly listed company)
headquartered in Chennai, is a majority shareholder in Kineco Limited. More information
is available at www.kinecogroup.com.
About Kaman Corporation
Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and
headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace &
defense, industrial and medical markets. Kaman produces and markets proprietary
aircraft bearings and components; super precision, miniature ball bearings; proprietary
spring energized seals, springs and contacts; complex metallic and composite
aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing
aircraft; safe and arming solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied
militaries; subcontract helicopter work; restoration, modification and support of our SH-
2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters; manufacture and support of our K-MAX®
manned and unmanned medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. More information is available
About Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)/ Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the national space agency of India,
headquartered in Bengaluru, India. It operates under the Department of Space (DOS)
which is directly overseen by the Prime Minister of India, while Chairman of ISRO acts
as executive of DOS as well. ISRO is the primary agency in India to perform tasks
related to space-based applications, space exploration and development of related
technologies. It is one of six government space agencies in the world which possess full
launch capabilities, deploy cryogenic engines, launch extra-terrestrial missions and
operate large fleets of artificial satellites.
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) is a major space research center of the Indian
Space Research Organization (ISRO), focusing on rocket and space vehicles for India's
satellite program. It is located in Thiruvananthapuram, in the Indian state of Kerala.
VSSC is an entirely indigenous facility working on the development of sounding rockets,
the Rohini and Menaka launchers, and SLV, ASLV, PSLV, GSLV and GSLV Mk III
families of launch vehicles.