Industrial Machinery

Engineering Industries

Engineering industries cover a wide range of industries and contribute substantially to the manufacturing of industrial machines, machine tools, transport, transmission and telecommunication equipments, building and construction, public health and sanitation and modern sophisticated goods.

Heavy Machinery

Manufacturing of heavy machinery made a beginning in 1958 when Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd. was set up at Ranchi in Jharkhand. The Mining and Allied Machinery Corporation Ltd., Durgapur produces various items of mining equipment.

Industrial Machinery

Textile Machinery

Textile machinery manufacturing commenced with the Textile Machinery Corporation Ltd. (TEXMACO) at Mumbai in 1939. Later on, unites were also started at Kolkata, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, Ludhiana and Gwalior.

Jute Mill Machinery

Currently 63 units are engaged in manufacturing jute mill machinery. Majority of them are concentrated in the Kolkata-Haora region.

Sugar Mill Machinery

The main centres of sugar mill machinery are at Kolkata,Chennai, Mumbai, Allahabad, Pimpri and Yamunanagar.

Cement Mill Machinery

There are 13 units engaged in manufacturing cement mill machinery. These units are largely located in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Odisha and Karnataka. The main centres are Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Delhi, Shahibabad and Durgapur.

Paper Mill Machinery

This machinery is manufactured by nearly 20 ms. These are spread over in West Bengal, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Punjab and Odisha. e main centres are Titagarh, Jamshedpur and Rourkela.

Agricultural Machinery

Agricultural machinery covers a wide range of production including earth moving machinery, excavators, bulldozers, power tillers, steel discs, threshers, harvestors, cutters, tractors and many more implements and machines. Faridabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Vadodara, Hyderabad, Dehagaon and Sonepat are the main centres of producing agricultural machinery.

Coal Mining and Washery Machinery

The Coal Mining Machinery Project at Durgapur produces grinding mills, rotary fans, rotary kilns, power shovels, coal cutters, loaders, conveyors, haulages, electrical winders, booster fans, axial fans, automatic cape keeps, safety hooks, shutter cars and mine locomotives. Drilling rigs and other equipments for oil exploration are also produced here. Kolkata and Jamshedpur are the other important producers.

Machine Tools

The Hindustan Machine Tools (H.M.T.) is the large sc ale modern machine tool factory set up in public sector at Bengaluru in 1953, with Swiss collaboration. Two units of the company are located at Bengaluru and the others are at Pinjore (Haryana), Kalamassery (Kerala), Hyderabad, Srinagar and Ajmer. Its watch factories at Bangaluru and Srinagar manufacture several varieties of ladies and gents watches and automatic date watches. Heavy Machine Tools Plant at Ranchi; The Praga Tools Ltd. at Secunderabad, e National Instruments Factory at Kolkata and the Instrument Ltd. at Kota and Palghat are also engaged in making machine tools.

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