ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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BIHAR- How Bokaro s Builders Live

BECO ENGINEERING has secured an industrial licence for diversification of machine-tool production at the Ballah- garh plant., It has been authorised now to manufacture pipe-threading inn- chines, flame hardening equipment facing lathes, special purpose lathes, and double-column planning machines. Meanwhile, the order position for machine- tools is satisfactory. The company has recently received orders from UK for export of machine tools worth Rs 65 lakhs. The market for rolled products, which was somewhat depressed, is also now showing signs of revival. The company has taken steps to diversify the range of products of the rolling mill too. During 1975, Beco's production of rolled products, including bright liars, was 8,335 tonnes as against 9,936 tonnes during the previous yean Power restrictions in the earlier part of the year and recessionary trend in the economy were responsible for lower production. Production of castings and forgings was also lower at 875 tonnes, against 96-1 tonnes previously. Although sales were lower, the company earned a higher gross profit, and was able to resume payment of equity dividend with a recommendation of 6' per cent.

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