Headquartered in Bengaluru, BEML, the Public Sector Undertaking has entered into a strategic partnership with Wipro Infrastructure Engineering to work together in multiple prospective sectors like aerospace, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, industrial automation and hydraulic system engineering.
The Partners: BEML & Wipro Infrastructure Engineering
Bharat Earth Movers Limited, now called as BEML, manufactures a stream of heavy equipment’s including those required for earth moving, transport and mining. It is a multi-technology, mini-ratna, category-one company under the Ministry of Defence and operates in three verticals: defence and aerospace, mining and construction, and rail and metro.
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, a part of Wipro Enterprises is a diverse industrial engineering business with expertise spanning over Hydraulics, Aerospace, Water treatment, Additive manufacturing and Automation Solutions with 16 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities across 4 continents.
This is an unprecedented instance for Wipro Infrastructure Engineering who has signed a memorandum of understanding with a large PSU such as BEML. The scope of this partnership entails working together on projects, products, systems, services and projects in defence, Defence Research and Development Organisation labs, defence public sector units and other relevant government entities besides export customers.
The prime focus of the partnership includes the production of aerospace components and parts through additive manufacturing technology, and design optimisation for new critical aggregates, legacy components and spares, and process automation.
Speaking on the partnership BEML Chairman and Managing Director D K Hota said, “The partnership will help both companies to make a significant contribution to indigenisation and ‘Make in India’ initiatives of the government. It will provide us access to Wipro’s capabilities, experience and skill. It enhances the business interests of both organisations,” he said in a statement on Tuesday.”
Also excited about the MoU, Pratik Kumar, CEO of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, said, “BEML has a strong lineage of being a heavy engineering company. Given our focus on emerging technologies like 3D printing, industrial automation and sectors like aerospace, space and defence, we see invaluable synergies in partnering with BEML.”
In related news, Wipro 3D recently signed a MoU with NDRF for collaboration in the aerospace sector.
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