25 Jan 2019
About one year after the first pickaxe, the Indian subsidiary of the French group, Axon’ Cable, a leader in cable and interconnect systems, has moved to a brand new, purpose-built factory located in the Hitech Defense and Aerospace Park close to Bangalore airport. Axon’ Interconnectors & Wires will celebrate this event with an inauguration ceremony and a technical seminar, both of which will take place during the same week as the Aero India show from 20th to 24th February 2019.
A new factory for a growing market
January 14th, the festival of Makaraa Sankranti , was the day the 83 employees of Axon’ Interconnectors & Wires moved to their new 4000 m² premises, located next to Bangalore airport. A propitious day in the calendar as it marks the return of longer days. The traditional ceremony of Pooja, which is organized each time a new construction is built, took place at the end of November 2018.
The inauguration will take place on Monday 19th February 2019 in the presence of the French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler, and a number of guests including customers, business partners and employees of the Axon’ group. By the end of 2019, around 100 staff are expected to be working in this new factory which will be equipped with a clean room for the space market. Sales should exceed 4 million Euro.
An eventful week
With the inauguration, the technical seminar and factory visits for customers, this will already be a week crammed full of events. In addition, an exhibition in the new factory will showcase First Empire costumes and accessories, illustrating the historical link between the two countries. Napoleon led the French Campaign in the Montmirail region, where the headquarters of the Axon’ group is located. The French emperor became interested in India from a very early age and quickly understood the country's strategic interest.
Even smaller connectors
From 20th to 24th February, Axon’ Interconnectors & Wires will be present at the Aero India show, Stand A2.4, Hall A. There the company will have on show its expertise in cable assemblies and harnesses terminated with micro-D connectors, microwave and custom-designed interconnects for the most challenging of markets including aeronautics, defense and space. Visitors to the stand will be able to see how to crimp the ultra-miniature contacts required for nano-D connectors. The spacing between these tiny contacts is only 0.635 mm – 4 times smaller than D-Sub connectors. Experts will be on hand to discuss specific applications.
Expertise in offset
The Axon’ group will also be present on Stand AB2.4 in a Pavilion organized by the French Avionics and Space association, GIFAS. Axon’s experts in offset as well as the sales team of Dhruv Axon’ Interconnect Pvt. Ltd, the joint venture created between the Axon’ group and an Indian consortium, will highlight interconnect solutions offered by the defense Indian market. Moreover, Dhruv Axon’ and Axon’ Interconnectors & Wires are both Authorised Economic Operators. This trusted AEO status, delivered by the local Customs Authorities in each country, simplifies customs procedures which allows for customers to receive their goods more rapidly.
Set up in Bangalore since 2010, Axon’ Interconnectors & Wires has been manufacturing wires and cable assemblies terminated with Axon’ micro-D connectors and many other industry connectors. The Indian subsidiary is part of the Axon’ Group which designs and manufactures cables, connectors and interconnect systems for challenging markets. In 1965, the company employed just 5 staff. Over 50 years later, the Axon’ group, with headquarters located in the Champagne region in France, employs over 2,200 people in 18 subsidiaries worldwide. In 2018, the consolidated turnover amounted to some € 150 million with 70% of sales achieved through export.