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Bay Forge unveils 2000-ton press at its plant in Kanchipuram Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Chennai: Bay Forge, part of the Open Die Forgings Division of FOMAS Group, an Italian industrial enterprise has unveiled a 2000 T press as part of the expansion plans.

The company operates in the field of Open Die Forgings and Seamless Rolled Rings. Bay Forge manufactured forgings serve critical applications in various sectors such as aerospace, thermal & nuclear power generation, oil & gas and defense.

The plant is equipped with a 2000-ton press with integrated manipulator dedicated to the Open Die Forgings and a 3500-ton press used for larger forgings and rings. A ring rolling mill is able to roll out rings of 5.5 meters in diameter and 20 ton in weight - one among the most powerful in the world.

The plant is currently equipped with 12 gas and oil fired furnaces with a capacity ranging between 20 T and 100 T along with 4 electrical furnaces for aluminium-titanium and special alloys and a machine shop equipped with state-of-the-art vertical lathes, horizontal lathes and milling machines.

The current investments that Bay Forge has in its industrial expansion plan will provide addition capacity and capability. Those include 7 furnace and machining facilities.

The addition of 2000 T press will help us not only grow in the area of open die forgings but will also enhance our capability. As part of the press inauguration,we will be having an open house, followed by demonstration of a Forged & rolled product.

The company's estimate 2008 turnover is Rs 140 Crores. It has been reported that the company plans to invest Rs 125 crore by 2012.


A company release stated, "Today's financial crisis has impacted all markets worldwide. We in the Fomas group believe that the only way to overcome this period of crisis is to maintain the focus on quality, innovation and technology. Worldwide the necessity for energy and power generation is still ever demanding, particularly in India which is a fast growing country."

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