Bharti Teletech Receives Major Order From BSNL
Bharti Teletech, one of India's top makers and distributors of telecom & allied products, announced that it has pocketed a major order from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), India's major telecom operator, to make fixed line phones.
Under the deal valued at over Rs 350 million, BSNL will make and supply more than 9 lakh CLIP phones for BSNL within the next 5 months.
The pact further strengthens Bharti Teletech’s association with BSNL.
The phones will be manufactured at the company's high-tech manufacturing plant in Ludhiana where it has recently invested more than Rs 50 million to expand capacity.
This amount has been invested in setting up a new production line and to further improve the strict quality control process at the facility.
While announcing the contract win, Mr. Sunil K Goyal, CEO, Bharti Teletech said, “We are delighted to win the contract from BSNL and partner them in their endeavor to further increase the tele-density in the country. This contract not only highlights the high quality of products offered by Beetel but also serves to further our association with BSNL. I am confident that the association would be mutually beneficial for both the companies and the future would see us growing and further strengthening this strategic relationship. It is poised to go beyond supply of landline phones, as BSNL intends to procure Blackberry handsets through Bharti Teletech.”
The company's Ludhiana division, which makes telephone instruments under Beetel brand, has set new standards in productivity.
It had achieved the distinction of becoming the primary manufacturing facility in India to launch its 20 millionth telephone instrument Established in the year 1987; it has been at the forefront of technological innovation and development at Bharti Teletech.
Today, the facility has achieved a component insertion capacity of 14,300 components per shift and produces a record 42 phones per person, higher than the Chinese.
The ISO 9000 state-of-the-art Ludhiana plant, houses a calibration & reliability lab, an incoming component control lab and a paint shop. The three-stage production section is divided into three parts - the plastic & general engineering section, the printer circuit board assembly section and the final assembly section.