MSL (Mobility Solutions Limited), a part of JCBL Group, has bagged a contract worth Rs. 100 crore with Indian railways for delivering and installing several essential components for the Vande Bharat Express. The company is currently in the process of delivering and fulfilling the order. This landmark agreement cements MSL as one of the key manufacturers and suppliers of rail components to Indian railways and strengthens their several years of close collaboration and relationship.
The company is among the leading manufacturers of components and parts such as the front mask or nose, seats, window frames, under frames, side walls, roof panels, and much more. MSL is also known for manufacturing and supplying fiber-reinforced (FRP) and glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) or fiberglass. MSL has already established itself as one of the leaders in composites, FRP, and GRP manufacturing and has worked with the Indian railways in several different capacities over the years.
Rishi Aggarwal, the Managing Director at JCBL Group, the parent organization of MSL, expressed his delight at the partnership, stating, “We are happy that Indian railways has displayed trust and confidence in our capabilities to manufacture and deliver exceptional components for them. As more and more Vande Bharat trains start running, there is an urgent need to deliver high-quality components for assembling them. MSL constantly strives to leverage the best and most relevant technological practices, tools, and equipment to deliver the highest quality parts and components for assembling. Innovation is the keyword we live by; this collaboration allows us to showcase that. We are all dedicated to supporting their mission of making the Vande Bharat journey as reliable and efficient as possible.”
As part of the agreement, MSL would supply 8 pieces of the front mask or nose cone worth around Rs. 2.4 crores, 16 rakes of interior paneling with toilets worth around Rs. 76.58 crores, and 16 coaches per rake. The entire scope of work includes but is not limited to the development, supply, and installation of FRP interior panels for the roof, side, walls, and partitions, toilet with doors, accessories, roller blinds, and other critical equipment. This MSL and Indian railway partnership primarily aims to elevate and consolidate the structural integrity and build quality of the premium Vande Bharat Express.
The MSL management has stated that their production units are moving full steam ahead, with the delivery set to be completed within the current financial year at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai. MSL’s extensive portfolio of high-quality and durable products and its commitment to constant technological innovation would play a substantial role in this collaboration. This agreement could also multiply the company’s scope in the nation’s mobility sector.
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