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Bharat Wagon and Engineering Limited (Hindi: भारत गाड़ी और अभियांत्रिकी लिमिटेड) (BWEL) is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of the Government of India and is a subsidiary of Bharat Bhari Udyog Nigam. Established on 4 December 1978 after taking over two sick companies - Arthur Butler & Co and Britannia Engineering Company, BWEL is the largest rail wagon manufacturer in India. The administrative control of M/s Bharat Wagon & Engg Co Ltd (BWEL), Patna is transferred from the Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises to the Ministry of Railways w.e.f 13 August 2008.
In December 2000, the Company was referred to Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) and thereafter declared as a sick unit in year 2002. The Government of India planned to sell Muzaffarpur plant of the Company in 2002 but could not do so after resistance from employees & trade unions.
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