ombesco rail

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our history

The company was the first Steel maker in India to adopt the Electric Arc process in the year 1922

Om Besco Rail Products Limited has been promoted by Mr. Om Prakash Tantia and his son Mr. Madhusudan Tantia who are also the promoters of BESCO Limited (formerly known as Bhartia Electric Steel Company Limited).

BESCO Limited was the first steel maker in India to adopt the Electric Arc Melting process in the year 1929. It was one of the major Foundries engaged in the manufacturing of the Steel Castings for Railways, Ship Building, Mining and other Sectors. From the late 60's, BESCO Limited specialised in manufacture of Railway Castings and Assemblies such as Cast Steel Bogies, Centre Buffer Couplers, Draft Gears and Cast Manganese Steel Crossings. BESCO Limited in 1993-94 diversified by way of forward integration into manufacture of complete Wagons. BESCO Limited has 4 different manufacturing divisions located at Kolkata, Baruipur (South 24 Parganas) in West Bengal and Faridabad in Haryana.

BESCO Limited had a technical collaboration with American Steel Foundries (AMSTED) USA, for manufacture of Cast Steel Side Frame, Bolster, Centre Buffer Couplers and its components, Yokes as well as complete 3 piece Constant Friction and Variable Friction Bogies and Coupler Assemblies. Its technical collaboration with Cardwell WestingHouse, USA gave it access to technology for manufacture of Draft Gears of various designs such as Rubber Draft Gears and High Capacity Friction Draft Gear to specification AARM 901E. These collaborations helped BESCO Limited gain domain knowledge of design, manufacture and maintenance of Cast Steel Bogies, Centre Buffer Coupler, Draft Gear and related components.

As a result of a family separation of interests in the year 2006 , the Company was vertically divided into BESCO Limited (Wagon Division) managed by Mr. Om Prakash Tantia - Managing Director and his son Mr. Madhusudan Tantia - Whole Time Director and BESCO Limited (Foundry Division) managed by Mr. Arun Kumar Tantia - Joint Managing Director and his son Mr. Siddharth Tantia.

Feeling the need for having in-house capability for manufacture of Bogies, Couplers after the division of interests wherein the Foundry was no longer controlled by BESCO Limited (Wagon Division). O.P. Tantia Group incorporated Om Besco Rail Products Limited in the year 2008 and started setting up the new Foundry in the year 2010.

Shri Om Prakash Tantia as our Patron Promoter has wide domain knowledge of the Railway Rolling Stock industry and related products, under his patronage Om Besco Rail Products Limited has set up a State of the Art Plant at Mugma, District Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

BESCO LIMITED HISTORIC SUPPLY DATA TO INDIAN RAILWAYS

Component Quantity Supplied
Bogies 80,000
Couplers 2,50,000
Locomotive Couplers 18,000
Crossings (frogs) 5,000
Wagons (all types) 18,000