BEML established on May 1964 was formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited. The company is a Public Sector Undertaking for manufacture of rail coaches and spare parts and mining equipment at its Bangalore Complex. BEML has emerged in the forefront of heavy engineering industry with a track record of growth and revenues for over four decades.
The company is a multi-technology company offering high-quality products for diverse sectors of economy such as coal, mining, steel, limestone, power, irrigation, construction, road building, aviation, defence, metro and railways. In keeping with the global technology trends, the company is setting up R&D Centre of Excellence for Research in Metro Rail System in Bangalore.
The main manufacturing facilities are located at Kolar Gold Fields, Mysore and Bangalore. These incorporate sophisticated facilities like CNC machines, hi-tech welding equipment and flexible manufacturing systems to turn out cutting-edge technology products. All three manufacturing facilities are certified for ISO 9001-2000.
It also operates Vignyan Industries, a subsidiary located at Tarikere, which is around 300 km from Bangalore and is engaged in manufacturing of steel castings.
As part of company’s globalization strategy, the company has expanded its global reach by opening local company at Indonesia and Brazil recently in addition to Malaysia and China offices. BEML has a nationwide marketing network for sales and service of construction equipment spread across 22 states, the National Capital Region and two Union Territories. Apart from the domestic market penetration, BEML’s machines reach over 52 countries worldwide covering Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. With the plans to increase global presence, BEML has set up overseas office and entering strategic alliances. Shoring up its revenues in the international business is an immediate priority to the company. It has established its international offices in China and warehouse at Malaysia. BEML has already established marketing base in Brazil, which will be followed by an assembly plant.
BEML's nationwide network of sales offices enables buyers with ready access to its wide range of products. Also, the full-fledged service centres and parts depots offer total equipment care, maintenance contracts and rehabilitation services.
BEML operates on three major business verticals for associated equipment manufacturing namely mining & construction, defence and rail & metro.
In addition to the above, the company also operates three strategic business units (SBUs) namely Technology Division for providing end-to-end engineering solutions, Trading Division for dealing in non-company products and International Business Division for export activities.
In order to offer quality products, the company has partnered with various companies namely Tatra Sipox, Pearson Engineering, Bumar, DMD GROUP, WFEL, General Dynamics Land Systems, TDA Armements S.A.S., Rotem Company, MTU Detroit Diesel India, Bucyrus International Inc, Terex Corp., Xiamen Loader Company, Heinzmann GmbH, ARAI, Ingersoll Rand, Crossmobil GmbH and many more.