New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated BEML Limited’s Industrial Design Centre (IDC), located at its Bangalore Complex on Monday. The inauguration ceremony was done virtually in the presence of Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, Secretary Defence, Secretary Defence (Production) amongst others.
While inaugurating the BEML Design Centre Singh said, “We are celebrating the ‘Atmanirbhar’ week to focus on modernisation of defence infrastructure, creation of new manufacturing capability and investments in the sector. BEML’s Industrial Design Centre will propel innovative thinking for the future in this regard.”
The design centre will focus on implementing Industrial Design and Human Factors in all BEML products as a part of developmental strategies for setting the global benchmarking of industrial design and ergonomics. It will be integrated with R&D and manufacturing and will be a hub for the exchange of creative ideas and concepts and will provide the ‘Design-edge’ for better Market & User acceptance.
The Designers, qualified from leading national-level Institutes such as NID and IIT, at IDC have carried out a global benchmarking study by means of various research. These will mainly focus on enhancing the look and feel of BEML Products, Operators’ ease of work and comfort as per global standards. It will harness the latest technologies like AI and Gesture Recognition and engineering resources for self-reliance, while being sensitive towards ‘Eco’, ‘Green’ & ‘Sustainability’.
The manufacturing implementations of these strategies will be made possible with the in-house capabilities available with BEML, as well as through the company’s network of MSMEs.
Post the inauguration, CMD of BEML Limited Dr DK Hota said, “BEML is a highly diversified company and we have invested in developing in-house capabilities of Industrial Design & Human Factors, Engineering & IPs. This will address the ‘design’ facet of products - presently dependent on foreign facilities and move us towards self-reliant on product design in pursuit of ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’.”
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