Acquisition of Walker Forge Tennessee LLC


The Finance & Risk Management Committee constituted by the Board of Directors of Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) has approved the proposed acquisition of 100% shareholding of Walker Forge Tennessee LLC (WFT) through its US subsidiary, Bharat Forge America.

Walker Forge Tennessee, LLC (WFT) is a leading supplier of complex, steel and high-alloy steel, engine & chassis components to a diverse group of customers across Automotive & Industrial sectors.

WFT is expected to record revenues of US$ 28 million in CY 2016 with a balanced revenue mix across the Automotive & Industrial sectors. The transaction value is US$ 14 million which will be funded through internal accruals & debt.

This proposed acquisition is focused establishing manufacturing footprint in North America and on increasing our product offering into the Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle segments as well into industrial sectors such as Construction & Mining and allied industries. This will also enable us expand our presence in North America.

The proposed transaction will be consummated upon completion of certain conditions precedent and regulatory approvals.

Commenting on the proposed acquisition, Mr. Baba N Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Forge Ltd., said “The acquisition of Walker Forge Tennessee creates a strategic manufacturing footprint in North America to leverage our existing customer relationships while simultaneously enabling the company to address new end market segments and broaden the product portfolio”


Bharat Forge Ltd. (BFL), the flagship company of the USD 2.5 billion Kalyani Group is a global provider of high performance, innovative, safety & critical components and solutions to various sectors including Automotive, Oil and Gas, Power, Locomotive and Marine, Aerospace, Construction & Mining.

It is the largest exporter of auto components from India and a leading chassis component manufacturer in the world. BFL today has the largest repository of metallurgical knowledge in the region and offers complete end-to- end capability from concept to testing and validation to marquee global OEM’s. At the cusp of a breakout growth and transformation into an engineering conglomerate through it’s aggressive Foray in capital goods and an Infrastructure sector, BFL is committed to proactively expedite India’s transformation into a global economic giant.