Bangalore. New Frontiers and New Dreams are the two cornerstones of
BEML Limited, one of India’s most respected public sector companies in defence.
To take advantage of the phenomenal growth of the aviation sector
in India, both civil and military, BEML Chairman and Managing Director V RS Natarajan
decided recently to start an aerospace unit. The result: The dreams are now turning
into a reality of New Heights: BEML Aerospace.
Working under Mr Rajeev Srivastava,
General Manager (Aerospace), the new unit, set up mid-2008, has been able to create
business relationship with Indias premier aerospace entity, the Hindustan
Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and the two are already working together on exciting
Several other additional business opportunities are
also being pursued with various divisions of HAL spread across India.
by its recent achievements, and consolidating its national presence, the Aerospace
Team at BEML has already approached major technological institutions like Defence
Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Council for Scientific and Industrial
Research (CSIR), and other major defence public sector undertakings like BEL.
Several strong leads are being pursued with these institutions/organisation.
with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are also planned in the near future.
To spread its wings beyond the national boundaries, BEML. Aerospace has initiated
discussions with international aerospace majors like Boeing, EADS/ Airbus, Lockheed
Mar t in, Ray theon, Nor throp Grumman, Textron and Rolls-Royce.
the strategy of beginning with offering of its already existing strong capabilities
in engineering solutions (CAD/ CAM, CAE etc.), the Aerospace Team at BEML has
started development and manufacturing of support equipment.
Plans are afoot
to make a fullfledged aerospace manufacturing facility operational soon, and to
effectively meet the offset obligations/ requirement of the Aerospace industry,
which is growing at a phenomenal rate.