NBC Bearings Partners with FOGTEC to Provide Fire Detection and Suppression Systems to Indian Railways

–  NEI will be responsible for business promotion of FOGTEC products including Supply, installation, and commissioning of the product for Indian Railways –

–  NEI will also oversee the after-sales services for Indian Railways –

National Engineering Industries Ltd. (NEI) – part of the US$ 2.8 billion CK Birla Group and manufacturer of NBC brand of bearings, India’s leading bearings manufacturer, and exporter, has collaborated with FOGTEC Fire Protection Pvt. Ltd, to supply the Fire Detection System and Fire Suppression System used in Indian Railways. NEI will oversee FOGTEC’s product promotion, supply, installation, commissioning, and post-sales service for the Indian Railways. Through this partnership, NEI is diversifying its product portfolio beyond bearings.

As part of its collaboration with FOGTEC, NEI will directly engage with Indian Railways through its dedicated team. This collaboration will further help Indian Railways to enhance the safety and security of its customers while bringing in new, innovative, reliable & global solutions at competitive prices.

Speaking on the collaboration, Mr. Rohit Saboo, President & CEO, National Engineering Industries Ltd. (NEI) said, “We are very excited to partner with FOGTEC Fire Protection Pvt. Ltd to further strengthen our relationship with the Indian Railways now with the distribution of Fire Detection and Suppression Systems. FOGTEC is one of the leading OEMs for Fire Detection Systems and Fire Suppression Systems and NEI has been catering to the Indian Railway for more than 7 decades now”.

“This partnership aligns with the Indian railway’s focus on enhancing safety and security, and NEI’s vast experience, market reach, and customer-centric approach combined with the innovative and reliable products of FOGTEC will support customer expectations. We are certain that NEI’s foray into Non-Bearing areas will help FOGTEC benefit in terms of new & increased business volumes and deep penetration in Indian Railway segment”, he added.

Mr. Roger – A. Dirksmeier, Managing Director – Rail Systems and member of the board at FOGTEC, said, “We are delighted to partner with NEI, a company with a notable seven-decade track record of serving the Indian Railways. We are sure that NEI’s experience makes them an excellent partner for us to navigate and thrive in this market together. We look forward to serving the Indian Railways in collaboration with NEI. Our own long-term and sustainable planning fits well with the philosophy of our new partner and will increase our presence and availability in the Indian market significantly.”.

The collaboration was announced at IREE 2023 in the presence of the German embassy to India, represented by Mr. Alexander Reck, Head of Digital & Transport at the German Embassy.

About National Engineering Industries Ltd (NBC Bearings)

Founded in 1946, National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI), is a part of the US$ 2.8 bn CK Birla group and manufacturer of the NBC brand of bearings. Enabling sustainability by making movement more efficient, NEI is India’s leading manufacturer and exporter of bearings with manufacturing capacity of 250 Mn bearings annually in over 3100+ variants for application across automotive, railways, aerospace and industrial segments to serve customers in more than 30 countries. It also serves the Indian aftermarket through a countrywide network of over 550 authorized stockists and thousands of retailers.

Headquartered in Jaipur, NEI is India’s leading manufacturer in the world to win the prestigious Deming Grand Prize (2015). With an employee strength of over 2,800 and five manufacturing plants in Jaipur (2), Newai (Rajasthan), Manesar (Haryana) and Vadodara (Gujarat), NEI is equipped with global manufacturing and process technology and has one of the best R&D centres in India. Apart from being technologically advanced, the company practices methods of sustainability by using alternate sources of energy and increasing the efficiency of the manufacturing process by leveraging on the power of digitisation. NBC Bearings is committed to be carbon neutral by 2039.

In 2020, National Engineering Industries Ltd, acquired Kinex bearings in Europe through it’s subsidiary NBC Global Ag, to enhance, diversify and provide best-in-class products to its existing and potential customers. In 2022, NBC Global Ag opened it’s Global Technology Centre in Germany to support innovation and provide support to NEI’s global growth. For details, visit: https://nbcbearings.com/

About FOGTEC Fire Protection Pvt. Ltd

FOGTEC Fire Protection Pvt. Ltd is a subsidiary of the owner-managed German company FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH, based in Cologne. FOGTEC was founded in 1997 and became with its business unit Rail Systems one of the world´s leading suppliers for fire detection and fire suppression systems for rolling stock applications. More than 20.000 systems supplied by the IRIS-certified company are in operation worldwide. FOGTEC offers a wide portfolio of different technologies depending on customer´s needs from simple single area detection up to highly reliable SIL2 certified complete systems. With its own development departments FOGTEC is able to react to specific customer requirements, to develop and provide customized solutions managing project specific challenges and requirements.

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