The Board of Directors of BEML on 27th May 2020 approved signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s MELCO to study and decide on the possibility of setting up a Joint Venture (JV) Company between BEML and MELCO for manufacturing of certain propulsion systems and other railway electrical equipment.
BEML said in a BSE filling,”We wish to inform that the Board of Directors in its 362th meeting held on 27.05.2020 approved for signing a Memorandum of Understanding with M/s MELCO to study and decide on the possibility of setting up a Joint Venture Company between BEML and MELCO, for manufacture of certain propulsion systems and other railway electrical equipment utilized for Electric Multiple Units for Indian Metro Rail Projects, Indian Railway Projects and other products as well.”
This is in continuation to the EoI released by BEML on 06.05.2020, inviting Expression of Interest (EoI) for Manufacturing, Partnerships under “Make in India” policy for self-reliance through Indigenization:”BEML is seeking manufacturing and technology partnerships with reputed Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) looking to establish and/or expand their supply chains/manufacturing base in India for the manufacture of various goods and/or service business in the areas of Defence & Aerospace, Rail & Metro, Mining & Construction, Engines and aggregates with the overarching objective of “Make in India” and enhancing Self-Reliance in line with the vision of Honorable Prime Minister of India.”
— CMDBEML (@cmdbeml) May 26, 2020
BEML Footprint in India-
BEML Limited’s Rail & Metro Coach Factory is situated in Bangalore & during the implementation of the first project by DMRC for its Phase-1, BEML and Rotem signed a Technical Collaboration Agreement during 2002 and BEML became the first to indigenously manufacture Metro Cars for DMRC RS1 contract and manufactured 220 metro cars.
As on date, BEML has supplied over 1,600 Metro Cars for various projects in India.
Since inception, BEML has manufactured & supplied over 17,000+ mainline passenger coaches of various types for long distance mainline routes of Indian Railways. In addition, BEML has manufactured and supplied over 800 Nos. of Electrical Multiple Units (EMUs) to Indian Railways for use in its sub-urban and mainline routes.
It has manufactured rolling stock for :
- Indian Railways
- Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
- Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation
- Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation
- Jaipur Metro
- Mumbai Metro
- Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation
About BEML :
BEML Limited is a leading multi-technology ‘Schedule A’ company under the Ministry of Defence, plays a pivotal role in serving India’s core sectors like Defence, Rail, Power, Mining and Construction by offering world class products. BEML operates in three verticals viz. Defence & Aerospace, Mining & Construction and Rail & Metro and has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located at Bangalore, Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), Mysore, Palakkad. BEML has very strong R&D infrastructure.
About MELCO :
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, MELCO, is the leading electrical manufacture of the railway vehicle equipment and systems in Japan and global market. MELCO has been manufacturing electrical equipment for railway vehicles since 1922, and currently holds 50% share of the Japanese market for the Shinkansen, conventional and subway EMUs, LRVs, and locomotives.
MELCO supplies the onboard electrical equipment including propulsion systems, train control and monitoring systems, auxiliary power supply systems, brake systems, passenger information systems, and air conditioning systems. MELCO also provides linkage systems between onboard and wayside and wireless train control systems, CBTC, as well as vehicle maintenance support services.
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