Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala organizes Vendor Meet to expand supplier base of high technology coach items with special emphasis o­n indigenization

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Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala (RCF) on 25.08.2021 organised a Vendor Meet as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav commemorating the 75 years of Indian Independence. It focused on expanding the supplier base of high technology coach items with special emphasis o­n indigenization under the Government of India policies of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’.

  • Emphasis was laid o­n development of the MSE sector in the meet. 
  • Around 70 entrepreneurs from different parts of the region participated in the vendor meet. 
  • Shri Ravinder Gupta, General Manager/RCF, Senior Officers and guest delegates were welcomed by Mr. Rajiv Kad, Chief Material Manager/HSQ. 
  • The meeting was conducted by Shri Lalit Kumar Deputy CMM/M. Shri. L S Choudhary, Chief Materials Manager/Estt. apprised vendors about present and future requirements of Indian Railways and items likely to be procured by the RCF elaborating o­n the requirements of quality and other aspects.
  • The meet was also addressed by Shri. R K Mangla Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Shri C V Raman Principal Chief Materials Manager and S. Sukhpal Singh Verka, Director, Distt. Industries Centre. 
  • Deliberate discussions were held wherein speakers acquainted the vendors with the railway procurement system and future activities of the RCF in the meet. 
  • They said that Quality is very vital in indigenization.
  • Addressing the meet, Shri Ravinder Gupta, General Manager/RCF said that the vendor meet organized was a part of Indian Railways’ larger vision of creating a robust environment for the development sector in the country. 
  • This vision is in line with the nation’s goals of achieving self-reliance across important sectors critical to the economic development of the country.
  • A healthy interactive session was also held wherein vendors said that though there are challenges to fast track indigenization due to covid, but still they are pursuing localization of coach components.
  • They said that industry has the ability to locally manufacture items which are currently imported.
  • An exhibition was also organized o­n the occasion where indigenously manufactured goods used in the coach were displayed.
  • It is worth mentioning that RCF is looking for a strong vendor base as there is a big increase in coach production target during the current fiscal. 
  • RCF is committed to promote Make in India products.

Source: RCF, Kapurthala-Press Release

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