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  • Largest manufacturer of power generation equipment in India
  • Installed base of more than 120,000 megawatt (MW)
  • Profit-making company since 1971–72
  • Turnover base of Rs 50,156 crore (US$ 8.04 billion) in FY13
  • Profit after tax stood at Rs 6,615 crore (US$ 1.06 billion) in FY13


Established in 1964, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is India’s largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind engaged in the design, engineering, manufacture, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products and services for the core sectors of the economy, viz. Power, Transmission, Industry, Transportation, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas and Defence.

The company has 16 manufacturing divisions, two repair units, four regional offices, eight service centres and 15 regional centres and currently operate at more than 150 project sites across India and abroad. BHEL has been exporting products and services in power and industry segment for approximately 40 years. As of June 30, 2011, it has exported its products and services to more than 70 countries.

In recognition of its consistent high performance, BHEL has been conferred with ‘Maharatna' status by Government of India on February 1, 2013.


BHEL: Mainstay of the electrical machinery industry

2005 Won FICCI Award for Environmental Conservation and Pollution Control
2008 Honoured with Enertia Individual Contribution Award in Thermal Power Sector
2010 Bagged the SCOPE Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to Public Sector Management
2012 Commissioned Karnataka's largest Solar Power Plant
2013 Commissioned its first Steam Turbine Generator Unit for Cogeneration in Africa

Updated: August, 2013

Engineering and Capital Goods
Turnover of Indian capital goods industry reached US$ 70 billion in 2017.