QuEST Global Manufacturing is Now Aequs
BELGAUM, India, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
New identity, same people, a sharper focus on manufacturing
QuEST Global Manufacturing and QuEST Global SEZ are being rebranded as Aequs
The Aequs brand was unveiled at an event in Belgaum by Dr Klaus Richter, Executive
Vice President – Procurement, Airbus Group. Airbus is an Aequs customer and sources
aircraft parts and sub-assemblies directly and indirectly from the company’s Belgaum
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Richter said: “Airbus has been working with QuEST
Manufacturing for many years. We look forward to continuing and growing the association
with Aequs as their capacity and ecosystem expands even as the Airbus procurement activity
in India is increasing both in volume and complexity.”
Aequs is derived from “aequus”, Latin for “equal”. It reflects the company’s approach
of collaborating with all stakeholders — customers, employees, partners, investors, and
the community — to create efficient global ecosystems. For example, the Aequs
manufacturing facilities in Belgaum, Karnataka and Houston, Texas are co-located with
other companies in the supply chain to minimize logistics and supply chain inefficiencies.
Aequs also actively pursues joint venture partnerships to offer its customers a broad
range of capabilities. Current joint venture partners include Magellan Aerospace of
Canada, Setforge and Aubert & Duval of France, and Saab Ab. of Sweden.
Aequs currently has over 600 employees spread across Bangalore, Belgaum, and Houston.
Customers include Airbus, UTAS, Eaton, Baker Hughes, and Bosch.
Says Aravind Melligeri, Chairman & CEO, Aequs: “QuEST Global covered three lines of
business — engineering services, manufacturing, and SEZ. As the manufacturing business
and the related SEZ business grew, it became clear that manufacturing has a culture that
is distinctly different from engineering services. We attract different customers,
employees, and investors. The new Aequs brand and identity for the manufacturing business
recognizes this distinction and enables both businesses to grow to their full potential.”
QuEST Global Manufacturing (now Aequs) was started in 2006 as part of QuEST Global to
focus on manufacturing opportunities. QuEST Global SEZ (now Aequs SEZ) was started in 2009
and is India’s first notified precision engineering SEZ. It is spread over 250 acres in
Belgaum, Karnataka and currently hosts 10 fully functional units across 200,000 square
feet of manufacturing floor space delivering over 400,000 manufacturing hours per year.
Aequs (pronounced a-cus) is a global manufacturing company. It specializes in
precision machining, sheet metal fabrication, assembly, forging, and special processing
for the aerospace, automotive, and oil & gas industries. The Aequs manufacturing
facilities are located in Bangalore and Belgaum in India and Houston, Texas. For more
information, visit http://www.aequs.com.
Contact Ajay Muliyil Ogilvy PR +91-99001-61311 email@example.com Sandeep Jadhav Aequs +91-72593-97009