Bharat Forge commissions new facility
Bharat Forge has announced the commissioning of its new fully integrated Ring Rolling Facility at its Centre for Advanced Manufacturing at Baramati. The facility was inaugurated by Dr Albert Hieronimus, President & CEO, Bosch Rexroth AG.
The new fully integrated facility is equipped with 4000T Blanking press, a Radial Axial Ring Rolling machine, both made by Wagner with capability to roll rings up to a maximum diameter of 4.5m, maximum height of up to 500mm and maximum weight of up to 3 tons. The facility is also equipped with modern furnaces and Robot Manipulator from Glama, Germany. Slewing rings, flanges and gear blanks for the wind industry, bearings etc. are some of the products that will be manufactured at this facility and will primarily cater to the Wind Energy, Thermal Energy, Defense, Oil & Gas, Material Handling Equipment and Bearing Industry, both, for domestic & global markets.
Speaking on the occasion, BN Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge Ltd, said: “The commercialization of the ring rolling facility successfully completes the first phase of our non auto foray, which we conceptualized in 2005. This will enable us to achieve our target of having 40% of our revenue from the non auto sector by 2012 from current levels of 21%”.
This new facility will act as a catalyst to further accelerate BFL’s revenue growth and de-risking its business model besides diversifying its non auto business. We have received strong customer response for domestic & international applications.