India will host the largest artillery manufacturing facility in the world, according to the Kalyani Group 2022.
The largest artillery manufacturing plant in the world, holding a daily production capacity of one cannon, is being built in India by the Pune-based Kalyani Group. The Kalyani Group Chairman, Baba Kalyani, confirmed the news during DefExpo22 in Gandhinagar, stating that the company has already made the necessary financial expenditure and is now aiming to increase the volume.
He asserted that the Kalyani Group can produce lighter firearms with the same amount of firepower as large firearms and that such guns are in high demand worldwide.
While this was going on, General Atomics, US, a world leader in the research, layout, and production of a broad portfolio of electrostatic and progressed power and energy technologies, and Bharat Forge Limited, the largest ship of the Kalyani group and the largest supplier of technology solutions entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
In accordance with the MOU inked on Tuesday, General Atomics’ Magnetic System has Advantage (GA-EMS) and Bharat Forge will work together to develop a lithium-ion battery solution for naval platforms and submarines to meet the needs of the Indian Navy. The parties also have agreed to collaborate on permanent magnet motor projects. “We have steadfastly tried to introduce specialized technologies into the nation to make India self-sufficient in defense-related areas.
“Our collaboration with General Atomics is a solid step in the direction of developing Make in India solutions for the Indian Navy and establishing a strong defense technology and industrial production vertical within India. GA is a leading company for in-service Li-Ion Battery remedies for naval platforms/submarines,” said Baba Kalyani.
According to Scott Forney, chairman of GA-EMS, his business created the Li-Ion battery pack after ten years of intensive research and development and has now chosen to collaborate with organizations like Bharat Forge, which name for excellence and commitment to quality is complimentary.
According to firm chairman Baba Kalyani, whom The Hindu Business Line quoted, the plant will be complete in three years and produce one gun each day, a five-fold improvement over the present output rate.
“The capital expenditure was previously made. Just at Gandhi Nagar Military Expo 2022, Kalyani said, “Now we need to boost the volumes.
The Kalyani Group is a $2.55 billion global company with expertise in high-tech manufacturing, engineering, and engineering steel spanning critical industries like automotive, industrial, renewables, urban infrastructure, and specialty chemicals. With a global manufacturing presence and end-to-end capacity, the group generates 12,000 crores in revenue annually. The organization has promoted “Make in India” in various industries, including aerospace and defense.
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Future of Lighter Guns: Kalyani
The chairman suggested that lighter platforms, such as mounted artillery, might be produced with comparable firepower to heavier models. Future Indian military forces might switch to lighter weapons like mounted guns, etc. He said that we have modern technology that no one else does.
A variety of defense platforms, such as military vehicles, drones, or howitzers such as the Hindustan 52, Bharat 45, Brahma 105, and Modern Ticketed Artillery Gun System, are produced by Advanced Towed Artillery Kalyani (ATAGS).
The 155-mm, 52-caliber ATAGS was created in cooperation with the Defense Advanced research project Development Venture and had a 48-kilometer range (30 miles). The firearm is undergoing environmental testing, after which commercial bids will be requested.
In a candid interview with Group MMI, Baba Kalyani, President of Bharat Forge, Kalyani Family, discusses how the business has always placed a strong emphasis on asset allocation for its expansion and provides details on its entry into several new business ventures.
How has the process of becoming the most prominent forging firm in the world—one of the most excellent forging companies for automobiles—gone?
Kalyani Baba Like most other businesses, the automobile industry virtually disappeared for a few decades after India attained independence. Nearly everything, including the ancillary services and infrastructure, was either expensive or non-existent. Thus, it had to be imported. Around 1964, his father, Neelkanth Kalyani of Karad, close to Sangli, founded Bharat Forge. Over the last 50 years, it has tried and grown to become the largest forging company in India and one of the top three worldwide, with metallic solid materials expertise, design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities.
They currently have manufacturing operations in the US, Germany, Sweden, France, and India. Diversifying its holdings has always been a priority for the corporation to boost growth and reduce business risk.
Although serving the automotive industry is our main focus, they have established a sizeable presence in other industrial sectors, including aerospace and defense, oil and gas, maritime, railways, etc. Their ability to fabricate metal helped us diversify into these markets. Currently, the industrial sector accounts for around 44% of total FY19 revenues.
The company was able to secure roughly $50 million in new business in FY19, despite the global economic recession, and our combined sales that year surpassed the 10,000 crore mark.
They have had many challenges along the way, but we have succeeded in getting through them all during our adventure thus far. The company plans to transition from a forging company to a technology company by 2050.
edited and proofread by nikita sharma