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The DNA of BFL


In the global hydropower market, small hydro is emerging as the future. BFL is a world leader in the small hydro arena, having cultivated an extremely satisfied global customer base. We have accomplished this by adhering to a simple ideology: Relationship matters.

Generating Design Excellence

BFL is different. Very different.

We believe that good business is built on trustworthy partnerships, so we treat our customers like family, using four principles to guide every aspect of BFL's business:

  • Empathy: We believe that the only way to provide the best solutions is to see things from our customers' perspective, to understand their issues and concerns.


  • Flexibility: We believe in adapting and changing course when required, to meet our customers' needs.


  • Simplicity: We believe in keeping everything as simple as possible, to streamline the way we work with our customers and each other.


  • Transparency: We believe in sharing with customers all information about every aspect of their project. We keep no secrets.



The results of our work
Today, BFL is one of the largest and fastest-growing providers of water-to-wire, turnkey solutions, delivering small hydroplants with outputs ranging from 0.5 megawatts to 25 megawatts. We provide equipment and total service, from machine selection to power plant commissioning, working in true partnership with our customers every step of the way.


With growth fueled by our laser-like focus on customer satisfaction, over 100 BFL hydropower solutions dot every continent of the world (except Antarctica). Almost 50% of our projects are repeat business, with customer referrals driving another 25% of revenues.

Part of the Fouress Group of Companies

BFL is a part of the Fouress Group, founded in 1962 by Mr. Sadanand Shetty and Mrs. Soumyalata Shetty. Starting off as a small trading outfit, the Fouress Group has grown over the years by virtue of hard work, ethics and a commitment to building enduring relationships. From trading, the company graduated to manufacturing valves, and by the early 1970s, Fouress was a well-established manufacturing company. Today, BFL is proud member of the Fouress Group of companies, which provides a wide range of technology- and manufacturing-driven solutions.