Vedanta Aluminium, India’s largest aluminium producer, announces that its products are now Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certified. With this, it has become the first in the Indian aluminium industry to secure BIS certification for its large range of aluminium products. The products certified include wire rods, primary ingots, alloy ingots and cast bars manufactured at Jharsuguda plant in Odisha and at BALCO, the company’s subsidiary in Chhattisgarh.
The company has received 15 certifications for its products and their applications across diverse customer industries, such as electrical, automotive, engineering, etc. The Bureau of Indian Standards is the apex domestic body tasked with defining quality standards across industry sectors. It employs rigorous assessment methodologies before issuing the BIS Standard Mark, a coveted stamp of quality on manufactured products. The company is also collaborating with BIS to develop standards for aluminium products and raw materials for which appropriate quality standards do not exist currently.
Vedanta’s aluminium products are registered with the London Metal Exchange (LME). The company has now proactively sought the BIS certifications to further boost Indian customers’ confidence that the aluminium they buy is certified by the country’s highest authority on quality standards. To achieve this, Vedanta Aluminium deploys some of the world’s best technologies in metal manufacturing, uses sophisticated processes, conducts deep R&D, and works with emerging-tech start-ups and experts from around the world. Due to this, the company continues to be a preferred supplier to customers in nearly 50 countries.
Rahul Sharma, CEO, Aluminum Business, Vedanta Ltd. said, "The BIS certifications for our products show that Indian manufacturing is synonymous with high quality, the benefits of which are being passed on to the end consumer. On India’s journey to become a global manufacturing powerhouse, we are proud flag-bearers of the nation’s manufacturing prowess."