QuEST Manufacturing Sets Up a Dedicated Sheet Metal Fabrication Facility for Aerospace

BANGALORE, India—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 15, 2008— QuEST, a leading provider of outsourced engineering services and manufacturing announced today that QuEST Manufacturing, its wholly owned subsidiary, is setting up a dedicated sheet metal fabrication facility for aerospace in its 300 acre Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Belgaum, Karnataka, India.

This facility would be in close proximity to machining and special processing facilities and would support both engine and structural sheet metal forming. Phase-1 of this facility would consist of sheet metal cutting, brake forming, hydro forming / fluid forming, heat treatment for aluminum and assembly operations like riveting, etc.

Setting up of the sheet metal processing facility will enable QuEST and its current customers to graduate towards integrated sourcing and assemblies. It reiterates our commitment to set up an ecosystem for the supply chain catering to global aerospace industry requirement. Combined with the rest of our capabilities it positions us uniquely in the aerospace industry in India, said Aravind Melligeri, Chairman & Co-founder, QuEST.

QuEST has appointed Nicholas Belbin, as an advisory board member at QuEST Manufacturing to leverage his extensive experience in aerospace sheet metal processing. He has been instrumental in establishing FMS and computerized systems for various forming processes like brake forming, hydro-forming, hot forming etc. He has also written detailed specifications for forming and processing of sheet metal fabrication and assembly.

QuEST is participating in the Farnborough International Airshow 2008 UK, during which, it would be showcasing its end-to-end capabilities in aerospace engineering which include design and drafting/modeling, analysis/simulation, design automation, technical documentation, instrumentation and controls, electrical wiring/harness, avionics, embedded systems, manufacturing engineering, prototyping, in-house precision machining, sheet metal work and special processing.

About QuEST

QuEST is a leading provider of outsourced engineering services and manufacturing. The company helps customers in the aerospace, power generation, oil & gas, civil structures, industrial products, and transportation verticals to cut product development costs, shorten lead times, extend capacity and maximize engineering resources availability by providing support across the complete product life cycle from design and modeling through analysis, prototyping, automation, data documentation, instrumentation and controls, embedded systems development, manufacturing support, vendor management, and in-house precision machining. Through our Global Product Development framework and our on-site/off-shore/on-shore models, we leverage our local presence and global reach to support globalization initiatives for our customers. QuEST employs over 1500 people and has delivery centers in India, USA, Italy, Japan and footprints in UK, Germany, France, Spain and China. For more information, visit http://

About QuEST Manufacturing

QuEST Manufacturing specializes in precision manufacturing, sheet metal fabrication, special processing, design and development of tooling, fixtures and gauges for aerospace, automotive and industrial verticals. The integrated engineering and manufacturing capability uses best-in-class manufacturing processes, state-of-the-art technologies and a technically competent team. The flexible, modular approach from design through to manufacturing provides a customized, end-to-end solution to the customers; thereby reducing cost and increasing value. For more information, visit


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