Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha inaugurating the ‘High Tech Locomotive Component Manufacturing Facility’ at Bharat Forge Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, Baramati

Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha inaugurating the ‘High Tech Locomotive Component Manufacturing Facility’ at
Bharat Forge Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, Baramati

Bharat Forge, one of the biggest auto component makers in India, inaugurated its High Tech Locomotive Component Manufacturing Facility in Baramati, Maharashtra. Inaugurated by Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha, the new plant will help expand its footprint in the locomotive business.

“Under our government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, we are committed to encourage indigenous manufacturing of railway components and products which have hitherto been imported from outside,” said Sinha. “I am immensely pleased to see Bharat Forge positively responding to Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ drive.”

The Railways business segment is an integral part of Bharat Forge’s plan to grow with India’s infrastructure 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.

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 enhance 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.”

This 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 government’s thrust on imports-substitution and modernization of the Indian Railways.
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 enhance 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.”

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