Bharat Forge opens electric vehicle R&D center in the UK

Bharat Forge is one of India’s top auto parts makers

Bharat Forge, India’s largest exporter of auto components, said it opened a research and development facility at MIRA Technology Park in the UK to design powertrain solutions for Electric Vehicles.

The powertrain refers to components such as the transmission that converts the engine’s power into movement.

So far, much of the research on EVs were being done at Kalyani Centre for Technology & Innovation (KCTI) & Kalyani Centre for Manufacturing Innovation (KCMI) in Pune.

“The Electric Mobility Research and Development Centre will be able to tap into the extensive testing facilities at MIRA Technology Park as well as the pool of engineering talents in the Midlands,” the company said.

The park is promoted by HORIBA MIRA, a global provider of engineering, research and test services.

“We are really impressed with the infrastructure and the facilities available in MIRA Technology Park,” said Amit Kalyani, Executive Director of Bharat Forge.

“Several large global OEM’s and Tier 1 companies are already present at MIRA technology Park for development & testing of vehicles and systems in the EV space. The infrastructure and knowledge available would only help hasten the development for BFL and reduce our time to entry in this very important market space,” Kalyani added.

Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) is the flagship company of the USD 2.5 billion Kalyani Group. It provides components and solutions to sectors including Automotive, Railways, Power, Defence, Construction & Mining, Aerospace, Marine and Oil & Gas.