Bengaluru, NFAPost: Leading public sector company BEML Limited and Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to join hands in frontier technology areas in aerospace, industrial automation and 3D printing. The MoU also envisages collaboration in artificial intelligence and hydraulic system engineering.
According to analysts, his is a first of its kind MoU for Wipro Infrastructure Engineering with a large Public Sector Enterprise in India.
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, part of Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited and more than 40 years of experience, has emerged as a diverse industrial engineering company with expertise spanning over hydraulics, aerospace, water treatment, additive manufacturing and automation solutions. The company is supported by its 16 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities across four continents.
As per the communication shared by Wipro Infrastructure Engineering, the MoU entails working together on projects, products, systems, services and projects in defence, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Labs, Defence Public Sector Units and other relevant government entities in India as well as export customers.
“Key focus areas include aerospace components and parts through special economic zone (SEZ) , metal additive manufacturing and design optimisation for new critical aggregates, legacy components and spares, and process automation,” states Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited .
Besides making a significant contribution to indigenisation game plan of India, the partnership will help Wipro Enterprises (P) Limited and BEML to actively participate in ‘Make in India’ initiatives of the Government of India, an initiative to enhance contribution of manufacturing to 25% of gross domestic products (GDP).
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said the partnership with BEML has a strong lineage of being a heavy engineering company.
“Given Wipro Infrastructure Engineering’s focus on emerging technologies like 3D Printing and Industrial Automation and sectors like aerospace, space and defence, we see invaluable synergies in partnering with BEML.”
Expressing confidence in the partnership, BEML Chairman and Managing Director D K Hota said Wipro Infrastructure Engineering has made significant strides in new technologies and areas of business like Aerospace, Industrial Automation, and 3D Printing.
“This partnership provides us access to their unique capabilities, experience, and skill. It enhances the business interests of both organizations,” said D K Hota.
Western India Vegetable Products Limited, the parent company of Wipro Infrastructure and Engineering, plunged to its first engineering diversification by establishing WINTROL in Bangalore in 1976 to design and manufacture Hydraulic and Pneumatic Cylinders. It set up the first plant inaugurated in Peenya.
Deep technology engagement
The company started Hydraulic Cylinder manufacturing for automobile applications in 1986 and later entered the Construction and Earthmoving hydraulics segment in 1988. Also, in the area of telescopic cylinders and kits for mining and construction tippers.
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering registered high growth by acquiring companies in Brazil, Romania and Israel. The company acquired Israel based aviation and aero component manufacturer HR Givon. Wipro Infrastructure Engineering is also engaged with deep-tech startup for joint development and collaboration.
As part of new business development, the company is developing cobots, also known formally as collaborative robots which are used alongside humans in industrial settings to help workers speed up production and improve efficiency. These robots aren’t taking over the human role via automation enhancements but rather supporting the worker and allowing them to spend their time on more creative, thoughtful tasks that require human input.
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering is working on global partnerships and actively participating in defense offset opportunities in India to achieve $1 billion revenue target.