The Timken Company (NYSE:
TKR) today announced that it supplied axle bearing assemblies to BEML Ltd.
for use on eight prototype coaches being manufactured for the Delhi Metro Rail
Delhi Metro Rail, a high-tech, high-capacity rail system designed to alleviate
traffic congestion in India's largest metropolitan areas, is expanding into
Bangalore, Mumbai and other major cities in India. The transit system is seeking
to purchase rail coaches and wagons from local suppliers such as BEML.
Since opening in 2002, all of Delhi Metro Rail’s coaches have been equipped
with Timken® axle bearings. Timken also supplies bearing assemblies to the
state-owned Indian Railways. The Timken facility in Jamshedpur manufactures
the bearing assemblies.
BEML, headquartered in Bangalore, was founded as Bharat Earth Movers Limited.
The company has expanded its infrastructure to manufacture coaches for the rail
system, in addition to making earth-moving equipment.