GRSE Vendor Development Programme

Event Information:

  • Wed, Jul 31 2019
  • Kolkata

CII & SIMD's

Vendor Development Programme at GRSE

1400 hrs. – 1800 hrs. | 31 July 2019 | GRSE, Kolkata

India has a long legacy of defence production, most of which have been championed by Defence Public Sector Units. Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited is a shipbuilding company under the administrative control of the MoD, primarily catering to the shipbuilding requirements of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard. Set up in 1934, it holds the distinction of building India’s first indigenous warship – the INS Ajay, in the year 1961. GRSE has built and delivered ships ranging from small to large and advanced vessels, including frigates, anti-submarine warfare corvettes, missile corvettes, landing ship tanks, landing craft utilities, survey vessels, fleet replenishment tankers, fast patrol vessels, offshore patrol vessels, inshore patrol vessels, WJ-FAC, hover crafts and fast interceptor boats for the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, MHA and governments of other countries. In addition to its ship and warship building capabilities, GRSE is also engaged in engine production and other engineering activities. The engineering division manufactures deck machinery items, pre-fabricated portable steel bridges and marine pumps.

Over the last few years, private sector companies in the Indian defence manufacturing industry have grown not just in numbers but also in capability. DPSUs like GRSE already outsource production of various components and subcomponents to small or medium scale enterprises. The Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) aims to increase participation of private sector vendors (especially MSMEs) in the supply chain of the Shipyard, with the view of optimising efficiency, speeding up production and energising the Indian defence manufacturing sector. To that end, SIDM is organizing a ‘Vendor Development Programme’ at GRSE, Kolkata on 31 July 2019. Broad objectives of this programme are:

  1. Vendor base enhancement for GRSE
  2. Cluster development opportunities
  3. Opportunities for private sector in indigenisation requirements

The half-day programme will facilitate interaction with senior officials from the Shipyard in-charge of procurement and vendor registration, who will share their procurement and production requirements.

In addition, SIDM will also hold a session on other business opportunities available to existing as well as new vendors in defence production and help consolidate vendors all over India.

Please note that registration is on first come first serve basis and that there is no participation fee for this programme.

For any assistance or any further information, please contact Mr Yashvardhan Verma on yashvardhan.verma@cii.in or +91 11 45772046.