An enterprise of
Bangladesh Steel & Engineering Corporation

ISO 9001-2008 Certified

North Patenga, Chittagong-4204, Bangladesh.
Telephone: 88-031-2501160; 88-031-2501161
Fax: 88-031-2501162 E-mail:


GENERAL ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED (GEMCO) is an enterprise of Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC). BSEC is an autonomous body of the Bangladesh Government under ministry of Industries. The Government of Bangladesh owns 100% of its shares.  It has its registered office, address as follows:

North Patenga, Chittagong-4204, Bangladesh.

a.   Project Concept:

The concept of creating a facility for manufacture of electrical distribution equipments was first conceived in 1964 from a report of the Power Commission of the then East Pakistan. The technical and economic feasibility study was carried out in 1965 by M/S. A. E. I. Overseas Limited Of United Kingdom and M/S. Promash Exports of former USSR was appointed in 1966 for the technical assistance and construction of the project.

b.   Project Approval & Implementation:

The implementation works of the project started in 1970 and the project cost was first approved at TK.219.5 million by the ECNEC in 1971. After liberation of Bangladesh, the agreement with the USSR was renewed in 1972 and the implementation works were resumed.

The project cost was revised at Tk.873.8 million and approved by the ECNEC in 1976. The implementation works were completed in 1978 at a final cost of Tk.774.0 million. 

c.   Financing of the Project Cost:

Out of the total cost of TK. 774.0 million, the foreign currency component of TK. 194.4 million was financed by the Governmental and commercial loan from the U.S.S.R and the local portion of Tk. 579.6 million was financed from ADP.

d.   Trial Production & Commercial start:

The trial production was carried out in 1978. The commercial production started from 1980. The enterprise was converted to public limited company in 1979.

e.   Production Capacity:

The enterprise is working with an attainable capacity of 1850MT. Expressed in the terms of the number of 200 KVA transformers the attainable capacity per annum is 1875 Nos.

GEMCO is now providing a major portion of Electrical Distribution Equipments required by Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC), Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (DESCO), West Zone Power Distribution Company Limited (WZPDCL).

f.   Products:

The factory now produces different types of Electrical Distribution Equipment, mainly three phase & single phase Transformers

  • Single Phase: 11/0.24KV; 15 and 25KVA,
  • Single Phase: 6.35/0.24KV; 5, 10, 15, & 25KVA 
  • Three Phase: 11/0.415KV; 50KVA - 500KVA)
  • Repair works: Repairing of distribution transformers and power transformers up to 10MVA (33KV voltage class).

g.  Salient Features

  1. Land      
  • 122 acres (Including colony)

  2.  Factory Facilities


  • Turning
  • Cylindrical Grinding
  • Surface Grinding
  • Heavy plaining
  • Shaping

      Heat Treatment:

  • Carborizing
  • Hardening
  • Tempering
  • Annealing

      Surface Preparation for Painting:

  • Mechanical
  • Chemical


  • Spray Painting


  • Normal drying
  • Stove drying

      Tools, Jigs and Fixtures:

  • Die making & repairing
  • Jig making
  • Fixture making


  • Arc,
  • Gas


  • Angle & Channel fabrication from sheet metal
  • Sheet rolling

      Press Working:

  • All sorts of press work

      Cutting & Shear

  • Gas
  • Shearing up to 12mm thick sheet metal

      Laboratory Facilities:

      Electrical Insulation Lab    

  • Test of insulating strength of liquid and solid insulating materials
  • Determination of specific resistivity of electrical conductor
  • Measurement of DC resistance ( 1 to 999900 Ohm)

      Mechanical Lab

  • Measurement of tensile strength, compressive strength, elongation.
  • Test for elasticity, oil resistance, density and hardness of rubber and rubber products

      Chemical Lab

  • Test for viscosity, acid number, flash point of transformer oil/lubricating oil

      Test of paints

  • Physical Appearance/Shade
  • Viscosity
  • Dry Time
  • Dry Film Thickness
  • Impact Strength
  • Solid Content
  • Thermosetting/Thermo Plastic
  • Flash Point
  • Specific Gravity
  • Dielectric Strength
  • Area Coverage
  • Affect of Transformer Oil on Paint
  • Affect of Water on Paint
  • Affect of Petrol on Paint
  • Oil Resistant

      Test Facilities

  • Testing Facilities for both Distribution and Power Transformer (Upto 10 MVA& 33KV system voltage)

       Training Facilities

  • Industrial (Training) attachment programmes for Graduate/Diploma Engg. students and for TTC students.
  • In house Training programmes for GEMCO's employees.

h.   Associations:

  • Member of the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industries. 

        Last 5 (Five) years performance: 

                                                                                                                                (Figure in Million Taka)  

Description Financial Year


(July - Mar.)

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Production 426.31 348.61 559.59 616.75 384.10 257.08
Sales 457.79 400.57 657.38 557.14 302.99 263.37
Operating Profit/-Loss (79.50) (95.87) (116.80) (122.67) (7.00) (14.87)
Contribution to National Exchequer 39.86 17.14 21.9 80.62 52.74 12.52