Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways, Shri M anoj Sinha today inaugurated the ‘High Tech Locomotive Component Manufacturing Facility’ at “Bharat Forge Centre for Advanced Manufacturing” in Baramati in presence of Shri Pralhad Joshi, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and Chairman - Standing Committee on Pe troleum & Natural Gas and Shri Baba N Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge Limited. The Railways business segment is an integral part of Bharat Forge’s plan to grow with India’s infras tructure development and is the cornerstone of its diversification strategy. The company has been supplying to all major railways networks across the world including in the US, Europe, Russia and recently to the Indian Railways.
This state -of-the -art ‘High Tech Locomotive Component Manufacturing Facility’ will exclusively focus on developing critical and sophisticated components and products for the Railway sector globally. This facility will not only give Bharat Forge a new growth avenue but also enable us in contributing to building India’s economic backbone, strengthen national manufacturing capabilities and steer the government’s ‘Make in India’ drive.
Bharat Forge supplies critical and high performance components such as crankshafts, connecting -rods, portal axles etc. for locomotive applications globally. Currently, Bharat Forge is the only crankshaft manufacturer in India for the Industrial sector. The company will leverage on its rich repository of metallurgical knowledge, design & engineering capability and manufacturing prowess to significantly contribute to the governments thrust on imports - substitution and modernization of the Indian Railways.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Railways, Hon’ble Shri Manoj Sinha said, “Under our government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, we are committed to encourage indigenous manufacturing of railway components and products which have hitherto been im ported from outside. I am immensely pleased to see Bharat Forge positively responding to Prime Minister's ‘Make in India’ drive.”
Baba N. Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge, said, “Bharat Forge is the first Indian supplier of locomotive crankshafts to the Indian Railways. All the components for the Railway sector have been indigenously developed in- house ‘first time right’ leveraging our R&D capabilities and process innovation. We are also developing new products with the objective to enh ance System and Fuel efficiency.” He further added that, “This high technology locomotive component manufacturing facility confirms our determination to participate, contribute and collectively realize the vision of ‘Make in India’ for the Railways Sector. ”
Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) is the flagship company of the USD 2.5 billion Kalyani Group and a global provider of high performance, innovative, safety & critical components and solutions to various industrial sectors including Automotive, Railways, Power, Construction & Mining, Aerospace, Marine and Oil & Gas. BFL today has largest repository of metallurgical knowledge in the region and offers full service supply capability to its geographically dispersed marquee customers from concept to product design, engineering, manufacturing, testing and validation. At the cusp of a breakout growth & transformation into an engineering conglomerate through its aggressive foray in capital goods and infrastructure sectors, BFL is committed to proactively expedite India’s transformation into a global economic powerhouse.