13, Oct 2023
NBC Bearings Partners with FOGTEC to Provide Fire Detection and Suppression Systems to Indian Railways
India, 13th October 2023: National Engineering Industries Ltd. (NEI) – part of the US$ 2.8 billion CK Birla Group and manufacturer of NBC brand of bearings, India’s leading bearings manufacturer, and exporter, has collaborated with FOGTEC Fire Protection Pvt. Ltd, to supply the Fire Detection System and Fire Suppression System used in Indian Railways. NEI will oversee FOGTEC’s product promotion, supply, installation, commissioning, and post-sales service for the Indian Railways. Through this partnership, NEI is diversifying its product portfolio beyond bearings.
As part of its collaboration with FOGTEC, NEI will directly engage with Indian Railways through its dedicated team. This collaboration will further help Indian Railways to enhance the safety and security of its customers while bringing in new, innovative, reliable & global solutions at competitive prices.
Speaking on the collaboration, Rohit Saboo, President & CEO, National Engineering Industries Ltd. (NEI) said, “We are very excited to partner with FOGTEC Fire Protection Pvt. Ltd to further strengthen our relationship with the Indian Railways now with the distribution of Fire Detection and Suppression Systems. FOGTEC is one of the leading OEMs for Fire Detection Systems and Fire Suppression Systems and NEI has been catering to the Indian Railway for more than 7 decades now”.
“This partnership aligns with the Indian railway’s focus on enhancing safety and security, and NEI’s vast experience, market reach, and customer-centric approach combined with the innovative and reliable products of FOGTEC will support customer expectations. We are certain that NEI’s foray into Non-Bearing areas will help FOGTEC benefit in terms of new & increased business volumes and deep penetration in Indian Railway segment”, he added.
Roger – A. Dirksmeier, Managing Director – Rail Systems and member of the board at FOGTEC, said, “We are delighted to partner with NEI, a company with a notable seven-decade track record of serving the Indian Railways. We are sure that NEI’s experience makes them an excellent partner for us to navigate and thrive in this market together. We look forward to serving the Indian Railways in collaboration with NEI. Our own long-term and sustainable planning fits well with the philosophy of our new partner and will increase our presence and availability in the Indian market significantly.”.
The collaboration was announced at IREE 2023 in the presence of the German embassy to India, represented by Mr. Alexander Reck, Head of Digital & Transport at the German Embassy.