Soccer fans across the world are enjoying the football matches. Although, India is not one of the participants in this global championship, Indian electrical industry has definitely something to be proud of centering the tournament. Thakurpukur (West Bengal)-based BMC Electroplast Private Limited, an MSME, which manufactures a wide range of electrical products – including Retrofit Vacuum Circuit Breakers (VCB), Switchgear Components, Indoor Horizontal Isolation VCB, etc., has supplied 50% of the total voltage and current transformers required for the FIFA World Cup soccer event.
Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA), a government organization, holding the sole authority of sustainable distribution and transmission of electricity & water across the State of Qatar, maintains stringent quality control to ensure seamless supply of electricity across the state. BMC Electroplast Private Limited had to spend two years to get its prototype approved by KAHRAMAA.
Around 3,000 transformers have been supplied to Qatar. The deal was settled for Rs 35 crore. The Kolkata-based MSME had to struggle since 2014, when the decision was made to host the World Cup 2022 in Quatar.
BMC Electroplast received global response first in 2010 – when Malaysia’s Tamco Switchgear (then an L&T company later taken over by Schneider) selected it as its vendor for the electrical equipment. During FIFA World Cup Football tournament, the company’s products are helping power distribution systems in the temperature-controlled stadia, walkways and other infrastructure. Obviously, this marvelous achievement of BMC Electroplast will widen the global presence of the Indian MSME.