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Maritronics India to Foray into Manufacturing for the Defence Sector

Company to set up a new manufacturing facility in Chennai

Mumbai, India – 29th August 2023 – Centena Group Company, Maritronics India, a leading Marine Equipment & Marine Spare Parts supplier is making a strategic foray into manufacturing of specialized equipment tailored to the unique requirements of the defence sector in India. The company will showcase its first batch of indigenously developed products at the forthcoming SMM-INMEX, South Asia’s largest maritime exhibition & conference at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai in October this year. These indigenous products, branded “Edge”, are a testament to its dedication to the vision of an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ – a self-reliant India. Maritronics India is in the process of setting up its own manufacturing facility in Chennai, which at full potential can employ up to 250 technicians and engineers. The facility is expected to commence production in 12 months. This is a significant step towards reducing dependency on defence imports, supply of which are often subject to geopolitical uncertainties.

“The phased prohibition by the Indian government on import of certain defence systems created a void which motivated us to indigenously develop tailor made products for the Indian defence sector. Maritronics India aims to fill this void with its innovative range of products designed with state-of-the-art technology to meet the rigorous demands of the sector. We are confident that the integrated communication and navigation systems developed by us, which we expect to manufacture indigenously in approximately a year’s time, will become a significant asset for the Indian Navy and Coast Guard.  In the context of the phased ban on the import of sensitive navigation and communication equipment, including radars, our capabilities come as a timely boon and aligns seamlessly with India’s pursuit of enhanced defence manufacturing capabilities. Our participation in SMM-INMEX is a testament to our commitment to creating products that redefine the standards of indigenous maritime production.” said Sri Venkatesan N, Director, Maritronics India Pvt. Ltd.

In order to strengthen its manufacturing capabilities, Maritronics India has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) to jointly develop and market navigation, communication, and automation equipment for marine vessels in the Indian defence market. Incidentally, Maritronics will be the first private company in the country, to manufacture marine type-approved state of the art navigation and communication equipment’s like Fiber optic gyro and Integrated Bridge system which includes radars, ECDIS, and conning displays for advanced navigation systems.

About Maritronics India

Maritronics India Private Limited (MIPL) is a reputable manufacturer, system integrator and distributor for Marine Navigation, Communication and Automation electronics products. MIPL both manufactures its own products which are marketed under the brand name of EDGE and distributes products manufactured by other globally renowned manufacturers. MIPL is ISO 9001 :2015; ISO 14001: 2015 &ISO 45001: 2001 certified for installation and servicing of marine & industrial electronics, software and systems, security & surveillance systems, Statutory maritime radio & VDR surveys on behalf of classification societies, manufacturing, product development, design, integration and execution of marine navigation, communication & automation solutions. MIPL has successfully delivered and completed installations on several new building and complex retrofit projects in India, Middle East, Europe, and the Far East. For more info, you can visit, www.maritronics.com

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