Recent Milestones (2021-22):
BLW have manufactured a record highest ever 367 locomotives during FY 2021-22. With this BLW surpassed all the previous records of loco production in any financial year. BLW had earlier achieved the highest loco production figure of 334 locos in FY 2016-17.
BLW has also registered a record highest ever monthly production of 45 locos in December 2021.
BLW have been adjudged “Best Production Unit” for 2020-21 over Indian Railways by Railway Board. This is the 5th instance BLW have bagged this Best PU shield.
BLW has exported 04 Cape Gauge Locomotives to Mozambique Railways worth ₹ 60.68 Cr during 2021-22.
At present BLW have following certifications:
- ISO 9001
- ISO 14001
- ISO 45001
- ISO 50001
- ISO 3834
- NABL Accreditation
- 5 S- Workplace Management System
- IRIS Certification
Since its inception, BLW have manufactured 9705 locomotives (all types) till 28th Feb’ 2023. It includes 5040 ALCO, 2467 HHP, 1395 Electric, 172 Export and 631 locos for NRC.
450 nos. WAG9, 50 nos. WAP7 and 19 Diesel Locomotives including 7 Diesel Locos to Zimbabwe have been planned to manufacture in FY 2022-23.
Electric Loco Production Performance:
In line with the Indian Railways’ Mission 100 per cent electrification and de‑carbonisation agenda, BLW has successfully transformed itself from being a diesel loco manufacturer to an Electric loco manufacturer while maintaining excellent industrial relations.
Active co-operation of employees and their high level of motivation enabled BLW to increase its output significantly. It is depicted below: