With more than 400 small and medium scale industries dotting the landscape, Trichy is the archetype of the fabrication industry. The presence of the PSU Maharathna BHEL, one of our major customers, reinforces the capability and reliability of the industry to cater to the core infrastructure sectors.
Over a quarter of a century, the fabrication units have become a hub of design and development activity for the power sector, manufacturing key components from boilers, pressure parts, and also heavy fabrication structures like ceiling girders for thermal power plants.
Today, more than 400 units work round the clock, catering a wide range of customers, with the major customer being BHEL.
Over the years, the government's liberalisation policies have encouraged a business trend wherein the fabrication units are able to procure their own material, and carry out fabrication work without any supply line hinderance.
Further, the development of in house stringent quality control systems has helped to push this concept futher. However, the individual procuerement of materials by the units has deprived them of the benefit of a competitive pricing policy.
To help bridge this gap, BHELSIA (BHEL Small And Medium Industries Association) has taken up this initiative to form a RAW MATERIAL BANK, which facilitiates the availability of the entire spectrum of raw materials at a competitive and viable rate.
BRAMAS (BHELSIA Raw Materials) Industrial Service Association has been incorporated as a Registered Entity within the meaning of Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, 1956.
The organization is administered by a Board of 12 Directors, one of whom is appointed as Chairman. There is a provision for co-opting 4 institutional directors.
One third of the directors will retire at every AGM, and will be eligible for reappointment.