Bharat Bijlee (BSE: 503960, NSE: BBL) is a pioneer in electrical engineering in India, and one of the most trusted names in the industry today. Established in 1946, the company has two primary business segments: Power Systems that comprise Transformers and Projects divisions, and Industrial Systems segment comprising Electric Motors, Drives & Industrial Automation and Elevator Systems divisions.
The company caters to a spectrum of industries and the builders of the nation’s infrastructure: power, refineries, steel, cement, railways, machinery, construction and textiles. It also undertakes turnkey projects (switchyards) and is well positioned to provide complete ‘concept to commissioning’ services.
Headquartered in Mumbai, it has extensive sales and service network across India and also serves international markets.
The company’s manufacturing facilities are located in Airoli, Navi Mumbai on a 1,93,000 square meters campus, with a working area of approximately 50,000 square meters. It has state-of-the-art plants for its Power Transformers and Electric Motors that have been certified for ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.
The Forbes Asia Best under a Billion Company award received in 2007 is a testimony to a history of superior performance, innovation and customer centricity.
With a lineage of over seven decades, Bharat Bijlee represents the strength and purpose of the Indian industry and its growing power internationally. It continues to be focused on growth; through expansion of its manufacturing range and capacities, related diversifications and foray into new markets through strategic partnerships.
Bharat Bijlee has a state-of-the-art plant with a production capacity of 15,000 MVA and a full-fledged testing laboratory that was NABL accredited in 2014. It offers upto 200MVA, 200kV, 3 phase transformers and caters to State Electricity Boards, Utilities, PSUs, Industries and overseas customers. It specializes in manufacturing Power Transformers, Generator Transformers, Unit Auxiliary Transformers and Special Application Transformers.
Bharat Bijlee provides turnkey solutions for EHV switchyards, HV and MV substations, Electrical Balance of Plant, Industrial Power Distribution and Illumination Systems. Its services encompass:
Bharat Bijlee started manufacturing Motors in 1958 in technical collaboration with Siemens. It offers a complete range of motors from 0.12kW to 1250kW that are used across industries and applications. It also as a full range of hazardous area motors in conformance with IS:5572:2009. Besides the standard range, Bharat Bijlee manufactures customized motors for special applications as well as MV motors upto 1000 kW. It serves customers across India through a wide dealer and service network.
Bharat Bijlee has partnered with KEB of Germany for the distribution of their Variable Frequency Drives. KEB’s AC Variable Drives up to 900 kW are also manufactured at its plant. In addition, the company provides DC Drives, Servo system solutions, and an entire gamut of industrial automation solutions for enhanced precision, productivity and efficiency. Servo systems serve various applications in Plastics, Textiles, Metals, Packaging, Wind Energy and Machine Tools.
Bharat Bijlee started the manufacture and installation of the well-known Olympus brand of elevators in 1973. In 2004 this business was divested to a subsidiary of Kone Elevators. Building on its experience in motors and automation, it re-entered the elevator systems business in 2008.
It is the first Indian manufacturer of gearless Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) for elevators. This technology for the first time enabled elevators without a machine room. They save upto 30% energy and are relatively maintenance free.
The GreenStar range of PMSMs cater to every type of elevator requirement – from small home lifts to high capacity goods lifts that can carry upto 5000 kgs. Bharat Bijlee exports these machines across the world via PERMAGSA of Spain. It is the OEM supplier to elevator companies in India and Europe.
SynchroTorq™ is another range of permanent magnet machines that are high-torque and used for direct drive applications.