Success Stories from Across India

Sparkonix launched it’s first yearbook ‘Impressions’ at the IMTEX 2015. The yearbook captures the latest trends and insights from Sparkonix’s customers across the country and includes interviews and success stories of 45 customers, large and small, from 27 Cities/Towns in India. The second edition of the yearbook ‘Impressions 2017’ was launched at the recently held IMTEX in Jan 2017.

North India

Solan
Chandigarh
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Kanpur
New Delhi
Rewari
Noida

Faridabad
Sonepat
Haridwar
Mohali
Ambala
Patiala
Varanasi

For inquiries please get in touch:
Sudesh Durugkar | Contact: +91 99605 94649

For inquiries please get in touch:
Sudesh Durugkar | Contact: +91 99605 94649

NIKE Energy, Solan

Sparkonix EDMs for manufacturing high precision parts in Aircraft!

NIKE Energy is a leading designer and manufacturer of power generation, transmission equipment and specialist components for Aero Engine Parts. NIKE Energy has been growing from strength to strength in a highly niche market. But with intense competition, maintaining quality and cost competitiveness is critical to growth and success.

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Micro Turners

Standing true to the trust!

The team at Micro Turners selected Sparkonix’s EDMs after thorough review and solid recommendations from existing customers. Manohar Singh Bisht of Micro Turners shares how Sparkonix’s machines and support have come to earn their total trust, in every aspect.
Established in 1969, Micro Turners is one of the oldest integrated automotive component manufacturers in India. Today, the company has 12 plants, with 2 more coming up soon, to manufacture precision automotive components.

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Ellora Engineering

Marking the best finish, in the fastest time!

Jewellery has the power to be this one little thing that can make you unique. But its the intricate and delicate numbers stamped in the jewellery that actually mark up the uniqueness of each piece. Jagdish Sain, owner of Ellora Engineering in Ludhiana speaks to us on the role of EDMs in punching the intricate numbers on marking tools and hand punches.

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Lumax Industries Ltd

Lighting the Spark

Lumax – the name signifies ‘LUMINOSITY MAXIMA’ for today’s demanding automobile users. This Indian company has taken Automotive lighting to an entirely new level. Today Lumax accounts for over 60% market share in the Indian Automobile Lighting Business, catalyzed by over two decades of strong technical and financial collaboration with Stanley Electric Company Ltd, Japan, a world leader in lighting and illumination products for Automobiles.

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Autonix Auto Industries Pvt. Ltd.

LEaDing the Lighting!

From the manual die making days to completely automated machining, Mr. Mukherjee of Autonix is the man who has seen it all. With a rich experience of three decades in dies and moulds for the watch and defence industries, he is a knowledge powerhouse. His stint at Autonix has seen the company growing from just a couple of machines to a full-fledged auto component manufacturer later successfully diversifying into manufacturer of LED lighting.

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Expo Machine Tools Pvt. Ltd.

Legacy of Excellence

Expo’s passion to grow is evident as you speak to its young and dynamic Managing Director – Mr. Vaibhav Aggarwal. With more than 10 years of experience in EDM machining and an equal experience in Graphite CNC Machining, EXPO has a Dedicated Tool Room And Machine Shop to supply Toyo Tanso Graphite, Copper Impregnated Graphite, Graphite Blocks etc.
The combined set-up of 30+ machines which includes VMCs, Wire cut EDMs, EDMs, ZNC EDMs, Drills and milling machines, speaks volumes about its capabilities.

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Motherson Techno Tools Ltd.

Partnering the Global Achiever

Motherson Techno Tools is a part of Samvardhana Motherson Group, one of the largest auto component manufacturers in India. With over 140 plants, 65,000 employees and presence in 25 countries, the Group is one of the fastest growing and dominates the auto component supply eco system.
Motherson Techno Tools Limited (MTTL) is a joint venture between Samvardhana Motherson Group and Sumitomo Electric Industries (Japan) (SEI), for the manufacture and sale of Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) and Polycrystalline Diamonds (PCD) Cutting Tools. Sumitomo Electric Industries is the world leader in the field of CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride) & PCD (Polycrystalline Diamond) Cutting Tools.

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Shakti Groups

Finding the Golden Mean

A specialist in plastic blow and injection moulds for automotive industries, Shakti Engineering Works has been in the business for the last two decades. The second generation now manages the operations, development and marketing with guidance from the founders. We speak to Devender Sharma who heads the development and operations.

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Shivam Techno

The Engine of Growth

Pradeep Malhotra is a veteran in the manufacture of Dies and moulds. In a vast experience spanning over three decades, he has earned the reputation of the go-to-man in Gurgaon for the most challenging dies and moulds. And rightly so, all you need to do is just take a look at his shop floor. The sheer complexity of dies and moulds in his shop floor located at the industrious Gurgaon will amaze you with the scale and variety this man can deliver.

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Shri Balaji Engineers

Shaping Intricate Moulds

What started as a small job work unit has grown to become a specialized mould making workshop. Shri Balaji Engineering is the go-to-shop in Delhi for all kinds of difficult jobs. An ace solution provider, Mr. Suresh Sharma has solved challenges faced by everyone – the tool room managers in MNCs to one-man machine shops in the tiny industrial estates of Delhi.

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Rotomac Global Pvt Ltd, Kanpur

Penning a Perfect storyfor Rotomac’s Quality and Productivity!

Rotomac is India’s leading pen manufacturer with exports around the globe including Africa, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. With a whooping 1.2 Million pens manufactured every day, Rotomac’s clients include some big names such as Office Depot, Staples and Walmart. Rotomac’s highly advanced in-house capability can perform almost 90% of the tasks involved in manufacturing of pens.
At Rotomac, we speak to the specialist. Mr. D P S Chauhan comes with over 23 years of expertise in plastic injection mould design. In his current role as the VP of production he leads the quality and productivity initiatives for Rotomac’s Kanpur plant.

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East India

Kolkata
Guwahati
Jamshedpur

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SN Tools

The Ultimate Game Changer

SN Tools can easily be mistaken for any other small tool die making company at least from the humility and the grounded attitude of the man in charge Mr. Amulya Mishra. But their specialty of being the suppliers to the country’s critical defense sector players such as Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd. (HAL) and DRDO makes them stand out. SN Tools was founded by Mr. S N Mishra in 1984 and since then this company has been one of the ancillary units of HAL. Very few companies are trusted for manufacturing specialty tools for these companies of national repute and SN Tools is one of them.

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Esko Die Casting

Ensuring the best quality and accuracy for moulds with Sparkonix!

Soumen Roy of Esko Die Casting in Kolkata is a expert on Mould manufacturing with close two decades of experience at leading companies. He started his career in the plastics industry in Mumbai after completing his B.Tech. Currently, he is leading the HDPC and GDC mould design and development, tool room planning at Esko Dies.

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West India

Mumbai
Nasik
Kathewada
Rajkot
Pune
Aurangabad
Silvassa
Sanand
Dadra
Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Jamnagar
Bhavnagar

Chhatral
Sangali
Thane
Vadodara
Daman
Surendranagar
Indore
Jodhpur
Kolhapur
Morbi
Kirloskarwadi
Ahmednagar
Nagpur

For inquiries please get in touch:
Sudesh Durugkar | Contact: +91 99605 94649

For inquiries please get in touch:
Sudesh Durugkar | Contact: +91 99605 94649

Mahindra And Mahindra Ltd.

Serving the Quality Connoisseurs

The Deming Prize is considered to be the highest award in Quality in the world. For a company that has acquired the habit of winning this prestigious award, quality goes beyond theory. It gets ingrained into their thinking so much so that it is reflected in every practice they follow. Mahindra group has begged this prize thrice; twice for the farm equipment sector. Serving such a company in their effort to provide the Indian farmers with the latest in farming equipment technology is certainly a feather in our cap.

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Daniel And Sons

Delivering Precision to Global Standards

Daniel and Sons from Mumbai has been in the plastic mould making industry for over three decades. Started by serving the leading Indian customers such as Milton, Milan Plastics, and Cello, Daniel and Sons gets 80% of its business in the from of export orders. The high degree of precision in the mould determines the quality of the final product. Thus Daniel & Sons’ Mr. George who has been looking after production for the last 35 years gives utmost importance to precise machining.

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American Axle and Manufacturing

The ideal choice for Tool Room operations!

Archimedes said “Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth” to illustrate the concept of lever.
American Axle and Manufacturing have been moving the world from the 30 facilities in 13 countries while illustrating the power of innovation
AAM is the leading, global tier-one automotive supplier of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components for light trucks, SUVs, passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles with a regionally cost competitive and operationally flexible global manufacturing, engineering and sourcing footprint.

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Badve Autocomps Pvt Ltd

Years of ‘Maintenance Free’ Relationship!

N L Mestry heads the busy tool room unit for Badve Autocomps, one of India’s largest auto-component suppliers. With over two decades of experience in the automotive and engineering industry, he has traversed through every turn and all the ups-downs in India’s automotive industry. We speak to him on the industry trends, observations and Sparkonix’s performance in tool room applications.

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Kishore Industries

Delivering quality moulds, faster, for Kishor Industries

Kishore Industries is a renowned manufacturer of plastic injection moulds used in a variety of applications. Mr. Jugalkishore Kabra started the company in 1986 which today counts some of the biggest automotive companies such as Varroc, Mahindra, Bajaj, General Motors as its key clients. With the capability to manufacture over 300 moulds per year, averaging one mould per day, Kishore Industries promises some of the shortest delivery time lines in the industry.

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Nippo Industrial Products, Rajkot

Exceeding expectations

When Maulik Patel of Nippo Industrial Products, joined the business five years back, he set an ambitious target to beat the competition. He decided to put in place a culture to deliver jobs well before the deadline, always. This wasn’t easy in a business environment where delays were considered normal. Keeping customer’s needs at the center, Maulik choses to run the factory for the whole year, without taking even a single holiday.

Today, Nippo is recognised for its commitment to quick delivery.

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Surelia Wire-cut Pvt. Ltd.

Inspiring an Indigenous Star

When the Indian prime minister says that ISRO managed to get to mars with one ninth of the cost incurred by NASA, he is honoring the Indian ingenuity that we are celebrating with this yearbook. We are proud to have touched the mission to mars through one of our loyal customers in Rajkot: Surelia Wire Cut Pvt. Ltd.

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I-Tech Plast Pvt Ltd, Bhavnagar

I-tech is a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic injection moulded parts. A joint venture between Meccanica, Italy, I-Tech manufactures components for several advanced applications including computer peripherals, microelectronics, medical devices and consumer plastics. We met Hitesh Chavda, Manager – Tool Room at I-Tech to learn about his experience of using Sparkonix’s EDMs. With over 25 years of expertise, Hitesh has closely seen and experienced the evolution of machine tool industry in India.

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Bajaj Steel Industries Ltd.

Spinning Innovative Engineering story

Bajaj Steel distinguishes itself as the only company in the world which produces machineries for all cotton ginning technologies i.e Double Roller, Saw Gin and Rotobar, all Pressing technologies i.e. Down Packing, Up Packing & Horizontal Packing, as well as Seed Cleaning, Delinting & Decorticating, apart from general engineering fabrication, machining, intelligent electrical panel manufacturing and various other engineering activities. Established in 1961, Bajaj Steel Industries Ltd. is a publicly listed on Bombay Stock Exchange. The company has truly world class engineering setup in its various plants situated in and around Nagpur.
Today, Bajaj Steel has an installed base of more than 60,000 units with presence ranges in all ten cotton producing states in India and exports to every major cotton producing country across the globe.

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VRC Plastomould (i) Pvt. Ltd.

Adopting, Evolving, Excelling!

Adopting to the changing business environment and evolving quickly to excel has been a mantra behind the success of Mr. Vijay and Chandrakant Khadgi who head the VRC plast Moulds (India) Pvt. Ltd. Their growth is characterized by a strong urge for delivering highly qualitative mould and dies. This is evident from the awards they have been honoured with. The jewel in the crown being the Mahindra Pancharatna award for Quality excellence.

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Durga Plasto Metals

Breaking the Ground

In 1975, when Durga Plasto Metals was started to manufacture dies and moulds in a small town of Ahmedabad little did he know that this town will be India’s next manufacturing hub. He brought the spark erosion technology to Ahmedabad with the first machine from Sparkonix in the year 1983. Mr. Mukesh Shetty, Technical Director at Durga Plasto Metals says: “Sparkonix has worked with us in the the true spirit of partnership-being responsive to the smallest of our needs and converting them into their product-features”.
The first EDM bought 22 years ago still continues to deliver amazing performance.

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Adeshwar Moulds Pvt. Ltd.

Synonymous with Accuracy and Perfection

It is said that when a person who has obeyed the orders is given the right to command, the troops succeed. Adeshwar Moulds is headed by Mr. Jaysukh Mistry who has risen up the ranks with his sheer hard work and unrelenting hunger for excellence. Today, he owns the company in which he once worked as an employee. His dedication comes forth from the way he speaks about machines: “In mould making accuracy lies at the heart of the business and thus EDMs form the soul of our business”

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Accutech Tooling Solutions, Sanand

The Best Return on Investments with Sparkonix

Mr. Poornachandra Das of Accutech Tooling Solutions is a tooling specialist. In an experience spanning across almost two decades, he has led the mould manufacturing units for several companies, across India. He started Accutech in 2015, and has been serving the tooling needs of leading 2/4 wheeler automotive manufacturers in flourishing industrial cluster of Sanand. He shares thoughts on how to choose an EDM, and experience of using Sparkonix’s machines.

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Allied Industries

Unfolding new opportunities in mould manufacturing

The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new. When Aniket Pol of Allied Engineering decided to focus his energies on new opportunities in mould manufacturing, Sparkonix emerged as a strong technology partner to bring his vision into reality. Allied Industries relied on Sparkonix’s proven EDM technology to invest in India’s first indigenously developed Tyre Mould EDMs.

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Asmita Spark Tech

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Where rubber meets the road!

Mr. Manish Misal founded Asmita Spark Tech 15 years ago in Talawade, a fast growing industrial cluster in Pune, to offer specialised sparking job services for large rubber component manufacturers. Today, Asmita Spark Tech has emerged as a market leader in its domain in the Pune region.

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Venus Dies & Moulds

Short Message Service, literally

As a young engineer, working in a tool room of a small company, Mr. Nayak decided to dream big. In 1999, he founded Venus Dies & Moulds, and shaped it to become one of the largest suppliers for automotive stamping moulds. The company, today, has 5 facilities across Pune  to manufacture Plastic Moulds, Al PDC Dies, Stamping Progressive Dies, Aluminum & Zinc Die Casting & Plastic Injection Moulds.

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Mindarika Pvt Ltd

Quality finish, always ON for Mindarika’s switches

Incorporated in 1992, Mindarika is a Joint Venture between Minda Industries Ltd. and the Japanese auto-component giant Tokairika Co. Ltd. Mindarika manufacturers automotive switches and has 3 plants in India with combined strength of 1,000 employees. With a 47% market share in its product range, the company is a market leader in its segment and has almost every large OEM in 4 Wheeler and Commercial Vehicles as it’s client.

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Cummins India Ltd.

Simplifying an Engineer’s task

Cummins India was established in 1968 and the rest is history. From exporting engines to the key markets to establishing an R&D center to support all of the Cummins businesses globally, Cummins India has become a strategic unit in the portfolio of this American business behemoth. Cummins fuel systems facility in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India is the place where those amazing red power houses with a trademark ‘Cummins Diesel Systems’ are manufactured. We met Mr. Shitalkumar Dhole who heads the maintenance function at this facility.

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Hamilton Writing Instruments (CLARO)

Balancing the opposites, perfectly.

With a long standing legacy of over 20 years, Hamilton has been one of the earliest companies in the plastics industry in India. Today, Hamilton Writing Instruments is a leading manufacturer of Pens, Markers and other products with over 80% of its sales to export markets such as US, Europe, Middle East and African markets.

At Hamilton, we speak to Ganesh Babu, the man who knows the art of balancing the opposites in pen manufacturing – to achieve the best quality, while keeping the costs at its lowest. Ganesh (Manager – Production) is a M. Tech. with rich experience of over two decades in the precision manufacturing and plastic moulding processes across automotive, FMCG and packaging industries.

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South India

Bangalore
Chennai
Puducherry
Kochin
Kancheepuram
Hosur
Hyderabad

For inquiries please get in touch:
Sudesh Durugkar | Contact: +91 99605 94649

Jindal Aluminium Ltd

Good price, Great service from Sparkonix!

Jindal Aluminium Limited (JAL), established in 1968, is a leading manufacturer of Aluminium Extruded Profiles in India. We speak to highly resourceful Dhiraj Singh, General Manager at Jindal Aluminium on the latest trends and role of EDMs in Aluminium extrusion. Dhiraj comes with close to two decades of experience in corporate world in multiple responsibilities.

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Steer Engineering

The Super Performance Machine

A few companies can take the pride in saying that they touch peoples’ lives every single day. Steer does it through its presence in polymer handling industry. They manufacture the most critical extruder machines which are used for churning out the mixtures which make up a huge array of products from plastic consumer durables to automobile parts. Steer was founded by a visionary technocrat, Dr. Babu Padmanabhan with a mission to provide world-class machines to the rapidly growing plastic industry in India. Today, the company has offices around the globe with a team of dedicated experts ensuring that the company steers the world ahead as goes their motto.

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Komet India

Impresses the Practitioner

50 international branches on all 5 continents. 20 subsidiary companies. 40 sales and service centers and 10 production locations worldwide. It’s quite a feat to achieve all that with just 1500 employees.
Komet Group has done exactly that with its 1500 solutions experts spread around the globe. We bumped into one such bright Komet engineer and we discovered the secret of how they deliver such highly precise tools with such consistency. Komet have been using the spark erosion machines from different brands. Sparkonix pulse generators have breathed a new current into one of them.

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Guhring India

Super Drills The German Secret

Mr. Sarvanan, a veteran of thirteen years of work in this German company shared a few secrets regarding his outlook towards the machine tools in India.

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Sprout Engineering Tools

Spotting the Unicorn

Two friends started a company with a single wire cutting EDM machine 6 years ago. Today, they deliver jigs, dies and tooling for industries across Bangalore. There might be many such stories of shop owners in and around Bangalore but what makes Sprout Tech Tooling stand out is its founders’ hunger to grow.

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GW Precision India Pvt. Ltd.

Simply Sturdy

When one aims at producing the finest tools in the world, one has to build a company that understands tooling as a combination of products and services. Mr. Günther Wirth built the GW precision tools with this same philosophy and Mr. G. M. Hormusjee managed to transfer the same genes into its Indian arm. Today a part of the Ceratrizit group, GW Precision is synonymous with highly customized, reliable solutions for tooling. The company not only produces drills, mills and reamers but also converts them into solutions that delight the customers like Bosch to whom the company offers pro-active service.

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TBSN Drill Bits

Empowering the Entrepreneur!

Mr. Sadiq Pasha had acquired ample expertise in running an EDM with around 20 years of service with a major drill-bit manufacturing company. That is when he took the big decision in his career of becoming an entrepreneur.

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Adept Technologies

Working with an Artisan!

Mr. Veerbhadra Rao has true passion for creation. In 2007 he founded Adept in the Fan-Hub of India-Hyderabad out of this passion and an entrepreneurial zeal. Mr. Veerbhadra today caters to customers like Lucas-TVS group, and other major fan-manufacturers in and around the city. He has specialized in manufacturing dies with high precision and quality has remained a strength for Adept.

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Lucas TVS

Delivering results

Four out of five vehicles rolled out on the road everyday have a Lucas TVS component fitted on them. The group caters to all the automotive OEMs by supplying electrical motors for all the applications. The tool room of a manufacturing stalwart of this scale is always loaded with tough and challenging jobs. G. Sadanandam has been a privy to the workings of this tool room since the last thirty years and today leads the facility ably drawing upon his vast experience and well-rounded expertise. Here are the excerpts from a candid conversation with him:

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Samy Engineering Tools

A Craftsman’s Companion

The compacting die used in manufacturing a powder metallurgy component is a challenge for every die maker as it involves intricate geometries and high precision necessary for reliable functioning in critical systems like automobile transmissions, engines, turbines, etc. Samy Engineering, from Chennai India has been delivering their promise of crafting these shining marvels for companies like Greaves Cotton Ltd, Areva, Southern Agro Engine Pvt Ltd., and many others since the last 16 years.

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Ashok Leyland Ltd

Celebrating the silver jubilee of relationship with Ashok Leyland!

Sparkonix’s association with Ashok Leyland goes back to 1990s, when it chose the then newly launched Metal Arc Disintegrator for its Hosur Plant. Over the years, as Ashok Leyland added new plants, Sparkonix’s Metal Arc Disintgrators was the preferred choice across all the plants in India.
We speak to Arvind AR, Assistant General Manager at Ashok Leyland, Chennai. Arvind is a MS in Engineering Management from BITS, Pilani with deep expertise in project management and Lean Six Sigma techniques.

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United Industries

The Ageless Beauty

Catering to the tooling demand of a 150 year old auto component manufacturer WABCO, for 25 long years consistently is a tough task. Ask what is even tougher? To start a company from scratch and to take it from a job shop earning 10000 per month to a tool house clocking more than a crore rupees in turnover. United Industries and its founder Mr. Joseph deserve to be applauded for supplying critical tools to Wabco India (Previously TVS Wabco).

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