Quality forged at 1100°C


Bharat Forge Limited, manufacturer of highly engineered and technologically forged and machined components, is a strategic supplier to Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses. These components are produced under stringent manufacturing conditions and requires critical competencies to achieve the standards of the Daimler AG. For their achievement in the "Quality" category, the company received the 2016 Daimler Supplier Award.

Forging means precision with strength

At Bharat Forge Limited (BFL), innovation and quality is the name of the game. And it takes 1100°C to produce quality. BFL has set up world class manufacturing capabilities consisting of fully automated Forging Press lines and Machining lines. The challenge in forging: creating the highest quality with precision and strength. These characteristics are essential for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses.

From a Local Indian Forging Company to a Global Technology Player

Established in early 1965, BFL has established itself a technology driven global leader in metal forming, producing safety critical components across wide range of applications. Forging facilities consists of fully automated forgings press, with an installed forging capacity of 650,000 tons per annum globally. BFL Headqurters in Pune India, is also the world’s largest single location forging facility. Products range from one to 40,000 kgs.
BFL offers a full service supply capability to Daimler and has emerged as a co-development partner by using its extensive engineering and testing/validation capabilities.
Driving innovation is at the heart of BFL with focus now on advanced technologies like additive manufacturing, digital manufacturing through its technology and innovation centre.

“We’ve honored a champion in Bharat Forge Limited.”

Bharat Forge stands by the forged craftsmanship of each and every part. For Chairman & Managing Director Baba N. Kalyani, the 2016 Daimler Supplier Award was more than just an accolade: “It is a great honor to receive an award from Daimler. This is a recognition of our outstanding performance as a supplier.”


Dr. Marcus Schoenenberg, Head of Global Procurement Trucks & Buses: “The honor is all ours. Quality, along with innovation, is the key to our mutual success. We’ve honored a true champion in Bharat Forge Limited. This is exactly the kind of partner we need.”

"A great honor": Dr. Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director of BFL, with Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler, and Dr. Marcus Schoenenberg, Head of Global Procurement Trucks and Buses, is pleased to receive the award.
Nov 30, 2017
Carsten Wiebel