Saab Building Partnerships In India
Saab is moving aggressively to build partnerships with Indian companies to serve the Indian market, the Indian defence establishment and the global market as a part of its strategy to make India a “home market”. Saab’s commitment to India manifests itself through R&D investments, customised solutions and tailor-made offset projects. The company is intensifying its operations in India with a long term perspective, contributing technological know-how to the Indian Defence Industry.
Saab today is working in partnership with a number of large Indian companies, both in the private sector and defence public sector. These include among others BEL, HAL, The Mahindra Group, Wipro, Samtel, FFV Services and S.M Creative Electronics.
According to Inderjit Sial, Saab India Technologies Managing Director, “Through these partnerships we are building a base for transfer of technology, customization of products and co-development for the Indian and global markets.”
Recently, Håkan Buskhe, Saab CEO inaugurated in Hyderabad the Saab India Technology Centre, a Research and Development facility, in partnership with Mahindra Satyam.
Saab is working with different suppliers of machinery and composite parts in India. A sourcing office has been set up in Bangalore to focus on supplier development, further strengthening its presence in the country. Saab develops, industrializes and manufactures complex airframe assemblies for the world's leading aircraft manufacturers, including both Airbus and Boeing.
Last year the Swedish Security and Defence Industry Association (SOFF) hosted the defence and security industry delegation from Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Sweden.CII and SOFF plan to share and exchange information, organize trade missions and create opportunities for collaboration among companies of the two countries in the area of defence, aerospace and security.