Earth Moving Division (KGF Complex)
Earth Moving Division (EMD) at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) is located about 100 Kms from Bangalore. It is the biggest manufacturing plant of BEML and was established in 1964. It caters to Design & Development, Manufacturing, Testing and After-Sales-Service of Earth Moving Equipment and its aggregates. The Division is accredited with ISO 9001 - 2008 Certificate for QMS by BVCI. The Division is spread over 2980 acres of land well connected by roads and rail sidings enabling easy transport of heavy equipments & structures through special rake, trailers etc.
The Division manufactures Bull Dozers, Hydraulic Excavators, Wheel Dozers, Tyre Handlers, Pipe Layers, Rope Shovels and Walking Draglines for the Mining and Construction Industry; Heavy Duty TATRA Trucks, Heavy Recovery Vehicles (HRV), Armoured Recovery Vehicles (ARV) and other aggregates for the Defence Sector. Other products manufactured include Under Carriage Parts, Final Drives and Transmissions for Dumpers and Motor Graders and Disaster Management Equipment.
The Division is equipped with one of the best R&D Centres in Asia with modern infrastructural and testing facilities. Also, the Division has one of the biggest Machine Shops in Asia housing machine tools of different types and varieties with dedicated product lines, Gear Shop, Fabrication Shops with latest welding facilities including Robotic, Plate Preparation Shop and an exclusive Heavy Equipment Shop to handle major fabrication of structures weighing 100 T.
The Division is basically structured into different strategic business units like SBU Excavators, SBU Dozers and SBU Undercarriage Manufacturing.
EM Division is very well equipped with latest facilities for manufacturing high quality equipment listed above. This divisions current available facilities include:
The above machines and general machining activities are spread over in different shops, viz., Machine Shop-I, Machine Shop-II, etc. These house machines arranged in all combination of layouts catering to process type and product type in order to achieve maximum output efficiency. The facilities in the Division include:
Gear Manufacturing Facilities
State-of-the-Art CNC Gear Grinding Machine from Hofler Germany, procured recently, has added new dimension to the gear manufacturing capabilities of EM Division.
Gear Shop also houses a Metrology Laboratory wherein Gear Testers of various make including the latest CNC Profile Helix Gear Tester from Wenzel, Germany are available.
Plate Working & Fabrication Facilities
Fabrication activities are spread over 4 shops, viz., Fabrication Shop, Dozer Fabrication Shop, Minor Fabrication Shop and Heavy Equipment Shop.
This facility has also got a separate Pipe Manufacturing Unit with NC Pipe Bending Machines and different welding process including TIG.
Heavy Equipment Shop
BEML has been evincing keen interest in the afforestation programme in and around BEML factory, township and surrounding areas. Due to concerted efforts of BEML Management, over two hundred thousand trees have come-up in and around KGF and the area is quite green. Norms laid down by the water and air pollution control board have been fully complied with. All the effluents and discharges are released to the oxidation ponds and recycling arrangements have been carried out on regular basis.
Fulfillment of Social Obligation
a) Educational Facilities
Kendriya Vidyalaya of grade +2 level, a High School, a Primary School, two Nursery Schools and Junior College are provided to educate the employees children. Typewriting and shorthand institute, computer centers are run for the benefit of employees and employees children.
b) Welfare Measures
Apart from the above, Housing (Township) with 1500 Quarters for Officers and Employees, Co-operative Stores, Sports, Rehabilitation of widows, Welfare of physically handicapped, Welfare of SC/ST, full fledged Medical Centre with over 100 bed capacity hospital equipped with all modern facilities and a team of experienced Doctors and Para medical staff, Transportation facilities, Workers education scheme, Labour welfare fund schemes, Merit scholarship for employees children, etc., have been provided for the benefit of employees under Welfare Measures. Also a full fledged Sports Complex with a Stadium having a seating capacity of around 15000 to 20000 personnel and a well maintained Swimming Pool, Golf course, Lawn Tennis court, Shuttle Badminton hall, Billards, Carrom, Squash and a health club with modern equipments are the other facilities available for up keep of health and sports activities. Tournaments are held at regular intervals in almost all the sports activities separately for gents, ladies and children.
For recreation and for conducting cultural programmes there are two Auditoria, where films in different languages are screened weekly and film festivals are also organized occasionally. Kalakshetra & Open Air theatre for conducting cultural programmes and other functions are available. Also a full fledged EM-Club for Executives with a beautiful location surrounded with hills on one side and a green lawn & well maintained garden on the other side has facilities like a TV Hall, Reading Room/Library, Bar, a Guest House with fully furnished rooms.
c) Society Development
Also BEML plays a vital role in Rural development, BEML adopted village Dasorahosahalli situated 2.5 Km from EM Division. Welfare of women, Welfare of youth, Blood donation, National savings, Fire protection and community medical care are the other activities carried out by KGF Complex towards society development and improvement.
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