Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) established in the mid fifties (1956) is the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy–related/infrastructure sector, today. BHEL was established more than 40 years ago, ushering in the indigenous Heavy Electrical Equipment industry in India – a dream that has been more than realized with a well–recognized track record of performance. The company has been earning profits continuously since 1971–72 and paying dividends since 1976–77.
BHEL has diversified its product base over the years and today caters to the needs of almost all the key sectors of the economy. In addition to the power generation equipment , BHEL products cater to a wide spectrum of customers encompassing various fields of operation, like Fertilisers & Petrochemicals,Refineries,Oil Exploration and production,steel and metals,cement ,sugar and paper plants, transportation and non–conventional energy sources etc.
With a massive network of 15 manufacturing Units located at various important centres all over India ,BHEL manufactures almost all critical high technology products required for power sector like Gas Turbines,Steam Turbines,Turbogenerators, Boilers, Pumps and Heat exchangers, Pulverisers and electrical switch gears.
BHEL manufactures over 180 products under 30 major product groups and caters to core sectors of the Indian Economy viz., Power Generation & Transmission, Industry, Transportation, Telecommunication, Renewable Energy, etc. The wide network of BHEL's 15 manufacturing divisions, four Power Sector regional centres, over 100 project sites, eight service centres and 18 regional offices, enables the Company to promptly serve its customers and provide them with suitable products, systems and services –– efficiently and at competitive prices. The high level of quality & reliability of its products is due to the emphasis on design, engineering and manufacturing to international standards by acquiring and adapting some of the best technologies from leading companies in the world, together with technologies developed in its own R&D centres
BHEL's operations are organised around three business sectors, namely Power, Industry – including Transmission, Transportation, Telecommunication & Renewable Energy – and Overseas Business. This enables BHEL to have a strong customer orientation, to be sensitive to his needs and respond quickly to the changes in the market.
The greatest strength of BHEL is its highly skilled and committed 42,600 employees. Every employee is given an equal opportunity to develop himself and grow in his career. Continuous training and retraining, career planning, a positive work culture and participative style of management? All these have engendered development of a committed and motivated workforce setting new benchmarks in terms of productivity, quality and responsiveness.
BHEL has acquired certifications to Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2008), Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2004) and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001:2007) and is also well on its journey towards Total Quality Management.
In July 2011, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited successfully commissioned India’s first thermal set of 525 MW rating at Maithon Right Bank Thermal Power Project in Jharkhand. This has reinforced BHEL’s leadership status in the execution of thermal power projects involving supply of state–of–the–art equipment, suited to Indian coal and Indian conditions.