Premier Ltd. has an excellent facility for building machines and providing machining solutions for railway wheels. Over the decade, Premier has a proven track record for providing solutions for various railway works such as Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), Wheel & Axle plant, COFMOW and other private companies in India. With a repertoire of technical expertise and potential in design and application, Premier is planning to develop its in-house facilities to cater to the requirements of railway wheel and axle machining.
The Company manufactures and supplies bogie frames for BEML Bengaluru for DMRC Project(as an import substitute). Now Premier Ltd. is gearing up to conquer local as well as international market of bogie frames for coaches, metro bogie frames as well as passenger coaches. The Company has five Axis CNC boring and Plano milling machine for specialised machining.
“With India’s urban population likely to grow from 400 million in 2011 to over 600 million by 2030, there will be greater demand for quality and sophisticated transport solutions like metro rail and monorail, and this will ensure tremendous growth prospects for global transport infrastructure companies, at least for the next two decades. This lucrative demand and confidence in our technical and manufacturing expertise led Premier to enter this segment,” says Mr. P.G. Salunkhe, Vice President, Heavy Engineering Division.
Kolkata opened India’s first metro (16.5 km) in 1984, but the project did not inspire confidence in the Indian Government to promote further schemes.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was established by the Indian Government and Delhi Government in 1995 to build a new metro system in the capital.
The Bangalore Metro Project, undertaken in 2007, is being implemented by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL)—a joint venture by the Indian Government and Karnataka Govenment.
The Hyderabad Metro is a public-private partnership project, estimated to cost USD 2.8 billion, and will be implemented through a special purpose vehicle.
FAST FACT 274: Bogie frames manufactured by Premier through BEML for DMRC RS 6 Project.
FAST FACT 975: Passenger capacity per car for the Kochi Metro.
Initial sets of metro bogies were built by ROTEM in South Korea, with later examples completed in India by public sector undertaking Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML).
FAST FACT 274: Bogie frames manufactured by Premier within 18 months.
FAST FACT 168: Bogie frames by Premier through Hyundai Rotem Company for DMRC RS 10 Project.
FAST FACT 554: End under frames being manufacturied by Premier through Alstom Transport for Kochi Metro Phase 1 Project.
FAST FACT 308: End under frames by Premier under finalization through Alstom Transport for Sydney Metro, Australia.
Premier’s engineering employees underwent specialized training for manufacturing at Hyundai Rotem for the Delhi Metro Rail’s RS 10 Project.
Our recent developments over the last quarter are detailed below:
FAST FACT 554: Bogies being supplied by Premier to Hyundai Rotem.