What is a Furnace Industry?

Furnace Industry is the term made up by ‘C2E’ for all the manufacturing industries using furnace as a part of their production process. 

Furnace Industry

It is a combination of three different types of industry:-

  1. Foundry Industry
  2. Forged Industry
  3. Powder Metallurgy Industry

Combination of all of these industry manufacturers more than 60% of the metal products all across the global (40% products are made in Sheet Metal Industry). Hence, Furnace Industry is the backbone of manufacturing industry. Let’s talk about all the three of them one by one.

Foundry Industry

Few Bullet Points on Foundry Industry: –

  • Foundry Industry has a turnover of approx. USD 19 billion with export approx. USD 2.5 billion.
  • The major foundry clusters are located in Batala, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Agra, Pune, Kolhapur, Sholapur, Rajkot, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Belgaum, Coimbatore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Howrah, Kolkata, Indore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon etc
  • There are approx 5000 units out of which 90% can be classified as MSMEs.
  • The total Manpower in Foundry Sector is approx. 500,000 Directly & 150,00,00 indirectly. The foundry sector is highly labor intensive & currently generates employment for 2 Million directly & indirectly mainly from socially & economically weaker sections of society. Moreover, It has potential to generate additional employment of 2 Million in next 10 years.

Contribution of Foundry

Forging Industry

Few Bullet Points on Foundry Industry: –

  • The Indian forging industry is well recognized globally for its technical capabilities. With an installed capacity of around 38.5 lakh MT.
  • Based on this classification it is seen that about 83% of the total number of units are small and very small, while only about 8% can be classified as very large and large units; the balance of about 9% constitute the medium sized units.
  • The Indian forging industry is concentrated around its end-user customer locations. Therefore, the major forging clusters are found to be in the states of Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Delhi, Karnataka, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. States such as Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Jharkhand, and Delhi. 
  • The forging industry of India provides direct employment to about 95,000 people.

Powder Metallurgy[PM] Industry

Few Bullet Points on Powder Metallurgy  Industry: –

  • India is today an important producer and consumer of PM parts and an important member of the international PM community.
  • Today, there are over 70 manufacturers involved in the industry, ranging from powder producers to manufacturers of sintered metallic and ceramic components. In 2009 India produced around 39,000 tons of PM parts, relying largely on the automotive sector for sales.

Contribution of Powder Metallurgy

Manufacturing Processes used in Furnace Industry are as follows:-

  • Casting
  • Forging
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Milling
  • Machining
  • Grinding

Products made by Furnace Industry are:-

Design Modules used in a Furnace Industry are as follows:-

  • Sketching
  • Part Designing
  • Weldments
  • Mold Tools
  • Assembly
  • Drafting

Top Furnace Industry in India

Here is the list of top Furnace Industry in India:-

1. BHARAT FORGE: BFL (Bharat Forge Limited) is a leading and among top-notch technology-driven global service provider in the metal forming and as a forging Indian multinational firm serving from long the country and overseas.

2. KK METALS: K.K. Metals is one of the best-forging manufacturers and suppliers amongst the various forging companies in India. KK Metals offers high-quality stainless steel, carbon- alloy steel forgings and have developed more than 1000 different forgings like Gear Blanks, Shafts, Flanges, Steering Column Yokes, Timing Gear Blanks, Boss Rotors, GPDn, and King Pins, etc.

3. Hinduja Foundries: Hinduja Foundries is the largest automotive jobbing foundry with a production capacity of 1,43,000 MT of Grey iron casting and 3,000 MT of aluminum gravity die-casting. It makes grey iron and aluminum gravity die, casting for automobiles, industrial engines, power generators, and tractors as well as for defense application.

4. Crescent Foundry: Crescent Foundry since 1982, has been exporting to over 50 countries which includes USA, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, UK, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, South Africa, Singapore, Chile, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Russia, Estonia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Colombia, South Korea, Morocco, Kenya, Angola, Japan, Tanzania and India.

Best of Luck!

 

 

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