1.1: BHARAT HEAVY ELECTRICALS LIMITED
In February 1947, the Advisory Board of Commission of India (Precursor of Planning Commission) recommended the need for setting up an indigenous power equipment manufacturing plant. As a consequent of this recommendation, Heavy Electricals India Limited was set up in Bhopal in 1956 with the collaboration of AEI (United Kingdom). The Government of India set up three plants under the name of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited at Trichy, Hyderabad and Haridwar during the next five years. The chronological evolution of BHEL is given in the following table:
February,1947| Advisory Planning Board felt the needFor electrical Machinery industry in India.| March, 1948| Exploratory Committee to set up heavy electrical engineering equipment factory in state sector.| January,1955| S.A.Gelkary committee reiterates need for heavy electrical equipment factory.| August,1956| Heavy Electrical (Pvt.) Ltd. Incorporated, later named H.E.(1) Ltd., at Bhopal.| November,1964| Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. Established plants at Haridwar, Hyderabad and Trichy.| July,1972| Action Committee of public Enterprise recommends integration.| January,1974| H.E. (1) Ltd. And BHEL formally merged. Company prepares first corporate plan and second corporate plan emphasis on growth.|
Table 1: Evolution of BHEL
BHEL is the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy related infrastructure sector, today. BHEL was established more than 40 years ago, ushering in the indigenous Heavy Electrical Equipment industry in India - a dream that has been more than realized with a well-recognized record of accomplishment of performance. BHEL offers over 180 products and provides systems and services to meet the needs of core like: Power, Transmission, Industry, Transportation, Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Oil & Gas Exploration & Telecommunication. BHEL manufactures over 180 products under 30 major product groups and caters to core sectors the Indian Economy viz., Power Generation & Transmission, Industry, Transportation, Telecommunication, Renewable Energy, etc. The wide network of BHEL's 14 manufacturing divisions, four Power Sector regional centres, over 100 project sites, eight service centres and 18 regional offices, enables the Company to promptly serve its customers and provide them with suitable products, systems and services -- efficiently and at competitive prices. The high level of quality & reliability of its products is due to the emphasis on design, engineering and manufacturing to international standards by acquiring and adapting some of the best technologies from leading companies in the world, together with technologies developed in its own R&D canters. BHEL has already attained ISO 9000 and all the major units/divisions of BHEL have been upgraded to the latest ISO- 9001: 2000 version quality standard certification for quality management. All the major units/division of BHEL has been awarded ISO- 14001certification for environmental management system and OHSAS- 18001 certification for occupational health and safety management systems. 1. Installed equipment for over 90,000 MW of power generation -- for Utilities, Captive and Industrial users 2. Supplied over 2, 25,000 MVA transformer capacity and other equipment operating in Transmission & Distribution network up to 400 kV (AC & DC). 3. Supplied over 25,000 Motors with Drive Control System to Power projects, Petrochemicals, Refineries, Steel, Aluminium, Fertilizer, Cement plants, etc. 4. Supplied Traction electrics and AC/DC locos to power over 12,000 kms Railway network. 5. Supplied over one million Valves to Power Plants and other Industries. 6. BHEL including Transmission, Transportation, Telecommunication & Renewable Energy -and overseas business this enables BHEL to have a strong customer orientation, to be...