~To be the first-of-its-kind infrastructure of such a scale in the APAC region
~To create 600 additional jobs
Bengaluru, 25 January 2023: Bharat Fritz Werner (BFW) a leading Indian Advanced manufacturing technology solutions company, announced its plan to scale up three-fold from its current annual capacity of 3000 machines to 10,000 machines by setting up a new state-of-the-art facility in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. The company has committed a substantial investment in three phases for a plant with a 60,000 square meter built-up area over a land of more than 50 acres. The announcement was made at the ongoing IMTEX 2023, South and Southeast Asia’s biggest exhibition on machine tools and manufacturing technologies at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC).
Towards progress and supporting sustainability initiatives, BFW’s facilities will include Net Carbon zero class assembly plant with the conveyorized assembly of machines, Lean and Green fully digitalized processes, and a world-class Spindle Technology Centre, all with the appropriate level of integrated automation engineered by its subsidiary, m2nxt and a fully integrated Sheet Metal Processing plant.
Touted to be the first-of-its-kind infrastructure of such a scale in the APAC region the first phase of the new plant will be operationalized by Q1 FY ‘24 while the second phase by Q2 of FY ‘24 and the third and final phase during FY ’25. As part of the expansion plan, BFW has collaborated with Adroitec India to propagate these solutions across the country.
Ravi Raghavan, MD, BFW India said “BFW has firmed up its roadmap to be a global player by 2025 and the vision boasts a large and integrated manufacturing facility with a provision for critical sub-suppliers to be located under one roof for efficient logistics. Today I am happy to share that our 3x scale-up and aligned product/process technology roadmap through our initiative ‘LEAP – BFW’ is well poised to support the current and future needs of our global clients. We are hoping to create additional 600 jobs with this expansion. AT BFW we see no limits to enabling progress.”
Over the past six decades, the BFW group has accelerated the industry’s growth with the introduction of several innovative product platforms across, milling, turning, and multi-tasking domains. The company stands well ahead of the Indian industry growth rate there are over 55000 plus BFW products operating globally across a wide range of industrial sectors, which include medical engineering, aerospace, automotive, electronics, railways, infrastructure, and others.
Keeping pace with the latest trends in the digitization of manufacturing, BFW has launched several innovative platforms of additive manufacturing in laser DED, and electron beam DED in addition to industrializing large format 3D metal Printing by partnering with innovative companies such as Meltio and Xbeam which are known for disruptive technologies.
According to Praful Shende, Deputy CEO, Bharat Fritz Werner ( BFW) “the philosophy that drives BFW Group, a leading Indian Advanced manufacturing technology solutions company is to enable the progress of manufacturing, leading to a better quality of human life. This purpose has propelled BFW towards consistent growth since its founding in 1961. As BFW celebrates its 60th year it charts an aggressive technology roadmap to become a leading advanced manufacturing technology partner of a global scale with the intent of supporting Atmanirbar Bharat and significantly expanding products and services globally”.
Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd. (BFW) is India’s leading solution provider of machine tools. A manufacturer of horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, horizontal turning centers, vertical turning centers, multi-process technologies, five axes simultaneous machines & special machines. BFW, a flagship company of the Kothari Group, was established in the year 1961 in collaboration with Fritz Werner Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH Germany. With 55000+ installations across 18 countries, BFW is operational at 15 countries through channel partners, sales & service network is available at 48 locations in India with 5 tech centers and dealership networks. With an excellent design engineering capability & two state-of-the-art manufacturing plants BFW is providing solutions to meet the performance, productivity and reliability expectations of diverse industries i.e. Aerospace, Automotive, Die Mould, Forging, Valves, Railways etc.
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