Aviation & Aerospace

Poole aerospace firm opens new Indian manufacturing plant

By Sam Pither [email protected]

Published: February 8, 2024 | Updated: 8th February 2024

Poole-based aerospace manufacturing company Field International Group has expanded its global reach by opening a new manufacturing plant in Chennai, India.

Field International Group logo

The move will help the company tap into anticipated advancements in Indian aviation, as well as putting it in closer proximity to key partners such as BAE and Boeing.

Founded in 1995, Field International, with a significant workforce in Dorset, UK, and rapidly growing global employment, supports major airlines and MROs worldwide with licensed aircraft tooling and ground support equipment.

With sales and manufacturing facilities in Singapore, China, Spain, North America, the Middle East and now India, the company trades in over 50 countries.

Chennai Opening Field International

Along with supporting Field International Group’s global expansion, the new facility has generated numerous job opportunities, fostering economic development in the local community and creating a ripple effect of positive economic impacts, including employment in the UK.

Field International Group CEO, Mark Booker said: “Our new facility in India will give our customers a second low- cost option, giving them greater choice and flexibility, which will support our drive for growth.”

Richard Marples, Group Business Development Director of Field International Group, added: “We are excited with the opening of our factory as it forms a major part of our strategic plan for ‘in region for region’ manufacturing for our customers around the globe.”

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