Ministry of Railways signs MoU with Braithwaite & Company Ltd (BCL) for 2018-19

The main business of BCL is the manufacture of new rail cars, the repair of wagons, the manufacture of steel structures, etc. Ministry of Railways also signed MOUs with 2 other PSUs on the same day.
The MOU was signed today, May 23, 2018.

KOLKATA: The Ministry of Railways and Braithwaite & Company Limited (BCL), a CPSE under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The main business of BCL is the manufacture of new cars, the repair of wagons, the manufacture of steel structures and the manufacture of cranes. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed today, May 23, 2018, by the Railway Board Secretary, Shri Ranjanesh Sahai, and BCL, Chairman and Managing Director (Additional Charge) and Director (Finance), Shri PP Bose. The MoU set targets for 18-19, both financial and physical. In accordance with the objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding, the BCL has forecast revenues of INR 285 crores and the production of automobiles INR 1300 crores.

The national transporter has also signed another MoU with the RailTel Corporation of India Limited (RCIL), a CPSE under the ministry, for the implementation of several rail projects for doubling of lines, new lines, electrification etc. The RCIL has projected revenues of Rs 1,200 crore from operations and set several other targets regarding CCTV cameras and wi-fi at stations and development of content on demand (CoD) services on trains.

The third MoU was signed with the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Limited (MRVC), a joint venture of the Ministry of Railways and the Maharashtra government. MRVC is implementing railway projects in the Mumbai suburban system under the Mumbai Urban Transport Projects (MUTPs). According to the MoU, the MRVC shall spend Rs 1,464 crore towards the completion of various suburban projects of capacity enhancement, safety upgradation and passenger amenities. All three MoUs were for 2018-2019, the statement said.

About Braithwaite & Co. Ltd.:

Braithwaite was established in 1913 as the Indian Subsidiary of Braithwaite & Co. Engineers Limited (U.K.), for undertaking fabrication of Structural Steel Works. The Clive works in Calcutta commenced manufacture of wagons for Indian Railways from 1934.

In the meanwhile the Company was incorporated in erstwhile Bengal as Braithwaite & Co (India) Ltd on February 28, 1930. In the year 1960 Braithwaite’s Angus Works located at Bhadreswar, Dist. Hooghly was setup for manufacture of Cranes, Foundry products, Machinery Components etc.

The Project Division at Calcutta was established in 1978 to execute turnkey projects for material handling plants. In 1987 Victoria Works was taken over, which is equipped with all facilities for manufacture of Pressure Vessels, Railway Wagons and Heavy Structurals for Bridges and other engineering applications.

Braithwaite & Co Limited was registered and incorporated on 1st December 1976 as a fully owned Govt. of India Undertaking. The company today has three units – Clive Works, Victoria Works both in Calcutta and Angus Works (in Hooghly District), West Bengal. With effect from 6th August, 2010 the administrative control of the company has been taken over by the Ministry of Railways.

Major Achievements of Braithwaite & Co Ltd.

Emerges as one of the major suppliers of Petrol Tank Wagons to oil sectors of India. The company supplied 800 nos. of such wagons to HPCL, BPCL, IOCL etc.

Manufactured BG Caustic Soda & BTAP – Alumina Tank Wagon for Aluminum Industry.

Manufactured BTPGLN Wagons for bulk transportation of LPG.

Dished End manufacturing started for Tank Wagons & Bullet products.

Integrated IT infrastructure established after implementing E-governance thru ERP project – first in Eastern region & in a wagon manufacturing unit.

Exported Railway Wagons to Zambia as a Gift from Govt. of India under AFRICA FUND.

First in India to install Container Handling Port Cranes at Haldia Port.

In collaboration with KRUPP of West Germany, the Company has installed using sophisticated technology a Quay Side Container Crane at Bombay Port and Rubber-Tyred Transfer Crane at Cochin Port.

Produces a wide range of Cranes viz. Tower Cranes, Hammerhead Cranes, Level Luffing Cranes, Barge Unloaders, Ladle Cranes, Diesel Electric Rail Cranes, etc. with capacities upto 320 Tonnes.

Associated with all major Steel Bridges in the country including India’s first and Asia’s largest Cable Stayed Bridge at Calcutta.

Commissioned prestigious Dredge and Wet Concentrator Unit for Indian Rare Earths Ltd. under Dept. of Atomic Energy.

Developed a special Jute Processing machine called “Hard Water Teaser Card”.

Major Awards & Certifications

Received Govt. of India Award for excellence in Exports and received Trophy and Certificates from Engineering Export & Promotion Council (EEPC) in recognition to Export Excellence.

Awarded Silver Medal by the Korean Rail Road Authorities for timely and successful completion of one of the major Wagon orders.

Awarded ISO9002 Certification for Wagons and ISO9001 for Cranes.

Award upgraded to ISO 9001:2000 certification for Wagons and Cranes
Major Achievements

Besides Indian Railways & Overseas Railways, supplied Nos. of Wagons to DGS&D-Govt. of India, Rourkela Steel Plant, Durgapur Steel Plant, Bokaro Steel Plant, Bokaro Steel Plant, Bhilai Steel Plant, Rashtriya Chemical & Fertiliser Ltd, Central Coalfields Ltd, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, National Thermal Powr Corporation, National Aluminum Co Ltd, Nuclear Power Board – Dept. of Atomic Energy, Oil Sector, Neelachal Ispat Ltd.

Successfully developed & mass production achieved for Railway Wagon Bogies and C.B. Couplers.

Special Railway Freight Wagons upto payload of 350 Tonnes for special applications.

Exported different type wagons to most countries of Africa.