Milestones

2020
  • Aequs India certified with “GREAT PLACE TO WORK®” for the year 2020-21
  • Successfully completed first Cross-continental Collaboration project under “Aequs’ Global Transition Model”
  • Awarded with the first “Casing Industrialization Award” from Safran (SHE)
  • Received ‘Airbus D2P 2020 Award’ as CHALLENGER in the Champions category

2019

  • Received Collins Aerospace Best Supplier Award 2019 (India Region)
  • Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) fully operational for machining of both Hard & Soft Metal parts
  • Conferred Airbus Supplier Quality Improvement Program (SQIP) - Best Improvers Award 2019
  • Aero Structure Assemblies (AAI) awarded contract from SAAB to manufacture A321 (NEO) Over Wing Exit Door (OWD) assemblies

2018

  • Introduced Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS)
  • Established Aequs Consumer facility at the SEZ
  • Received ‘Airbus Detailed Parts Partner (D2P) Award’
  • Received ‘Airbus Supply Chain & Quality Improvement Plan (SQIP) Award’
  • Received Aequs SEZ ranked internationally by fDi’s ‘Top 10 Global Free Zones’

2017

  • First contract awarded by Boeing
  • Safran approved heat treatment process at SQuAD Forging
  • SQuAD Forging approved by Safran
  • Received ‘Airbus Detailed Parts Partner (D2P) Award’

2016

  • Acquired SiRA Groupe, France
  • Awarded with largest contract of 1 lakh titanium machined parts for Airbus
  • Established country’s only Aerospace FTWZ and Material Processing Centre with Apollo and All Metal Services Ltd. (AMS) respectively
  • Received ‘Airbus Innovation Award’
  • Received ‘Airbus Detailed Parts Partner (D2P) Award’

2015

  • Acquired Texas-based T&K Machine, renamed as “Aequs Aero Machine”
  • Established the largest aerospace machining facility in India
  • Received FKCCI – Best Exporter Award in Gold category
  • Started new automotive manufacturing facility at Aequs SEZ

2014

  • Installed 10000 ton press at SQuAD Forging
  • First delivery from AAI for Airbus 380
  • QuEST Global Manufacturing rebranded as “Aequs”

2013

  • First delivery from SQuAD Forging
  • Restructured the business into autonomous business units and companies

2012

  • Delivered first AeroSystems assembly
  • Aerostructures Assemblies India(AAI) set up as a JV with Saab
  • Houston facility started

2011

  • SQuAD Forging set up as a JV with Setforge and Aubert & Duval SAS (ERAMET Group) of France.

2010

  • Belgavi facility started
  • Honeywell and Airbus added as customers
  • Entered oil & gas vertical with long term agreement with Baker Hughes

2009

  • QuEST Global SEZ started
  • API began operations with approvals from Airbus and Boeing
  • UTAS added as customer

2008

  • Eaton Aerospace added as customer

2007

  • Aerospace Processing India(API) set up as a JV with Magellan Aerospace
  • Delivered first parts to SABCA for Airbus 380

2006

  • QuEST Global Manufacturing started as part of QuEST Global
  • Bangalore facility started
  • Jacobs Vehicle added as customer
  • Agreement with Magellan to support manufacture of Boeing 787 landing gear components

1997

  • Aravind Melligeri co-founded QuEST Global to provide engineering services