Being India’s leading defence equipment manufacturer, BEML Limited keeps the Indian Army and other defence forces abreast with state-of-the-art military equipment. The company manufacture variants of Tatra vehicle for all terrain operations including Bridge Layer, Field Artillery Tractor, Medium & Heavy Recovery Vehicle, Pontoon Mainstream Bridge Systems, Crash Fire Tenders, Mobile Mast Vehicle, etc. BEML also supplies Engineering Mine Ploughs, Tank Transportation Trailers, Weapon Loading equipment, Armoured Recovery Vehicle, Milrail Coaches and Wagons apart from Aircraft Weapon Loading Trolley and Aircraft Towing Tractor. BEML plays a stellar role in the country’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Project by supplying ground support vehicles. The company has also created a world class test track at its KGF Complex to test defence equipment and vehicles.
BEML Limited, in its drive towards continuing diversity, from its current product configurations of Mining & Construction, Rail & Metro and Defence Sectors, has forayed into Aerospace business. Taking advantage of the global and domestic opportunities available in the fast expanding aerospace market in India, and the “Off-Set” policy laid down for defence procurement by Government of India, BEML launched its aerospace vertical during the year 2007 to exploit the potential of the e-engineering services in the aerospace domain. Subsequently, a new Aerospace Manufacturing Division was launched during Aero India 2009. Shri. Pradeep Kumar, then Secretary, Defence Production inaugurated the new aerospace manufacturing division on 12th February 2009.
The Aerospace Vertical of the Company provides expert services like CAD/CAE & NPDs, offers high-quality customized engineering services & solutions, extensive experience and inherent strength in product design & development. BEML has certifications of CEMILAC, ISO 9001:2008 & NABL.
BEML is already supporting the aerospace operations by supplying Ground Support Equipment such as Aircraft Towing Tractor (ATT), Multi Purpose Weapon Loader (MPWL-Bheema) and Crash Fire Tender (CFT). The manufacturing division has scaled up its activities through manufacture and supply of wide variety of Jigs, fixtures, Ground Support and Test Equipment. The other areas of concentration will be manufacture of gears and hydraulic aggregates to aeronautical standards as BEML has core strength in these areas. To progress further, the activities are planned in a phased manner with additional infrastructure to manufacture sheet metal and CNC components leading to fabrication of sub-assemblies and major assemblies, Landing Gears of aircraft, manufacture of composites with the ultimate objective of building and testing fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, assembly of UAV from kits and upgrades of aircraft and helicopters. The Aerospace Manufacturing facility is established in Mysore Complex of BEML.