Shop Floor Sojourn

SKF India: Where Oldest is the Grandest

SKF India: Where Oldest is the Grandest

Text & Photos: J Srikant One of the biggest names in global bearing manufacture, Sweden-headquarteredSKF has bearings performing in industrial applications, and in almost all automobile segments. Holding a prized position in SKF India’s plans, the Pune plant has received numerous awards like the Gold Award for manufacturing excellence 2013 by Economic Times and Frost & Sullivan. We took a[Read More…]

by November 12, 2014 Shop Floor Sojourn
JK Fenner seals quality tight

JK Fenner seals quality tight

The Sriperumbudur facility of JK Fenner (India) Limited makes oil seals for automotive and non-automotive applications. Since it is operating in a non-chemical manufacturing operations zone the company has consciously kept away the compounding process, an essential procedure in the rubber industry, confining itself only to the rest of the manufacturing process. Therefore, it is a clean and green plant.[Read More…]

by October 29, 2014 Shop Floor Sojourn
Suprajit – Relaying success through cables

Suprajit – Relaying success through cables

Text & Photos: T Murrali       Leading automotive and non-automotive control cable manufacturer, Suprajit Engineering has been growing by leaps and bounds, propelled by customer satisfaction from across the globe. By far the leader in cable manufacturing in India, the company has the ability to deliver prototypes and samples to customers for fit and function trials even at[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 Shop Floor Sojourn
Gabriel India Riding High

Gabriel India Riding High

Text and Photos: T Murrali Leading ride control products manufacturer Gabriel India Limited has been experiencing a smooth ride despite the auto industry in India riding on bumpy roads. This is primarily due to the quality of the products and its robust manufacturing process. To understand its mantra, we undertook a short journey into the plant at Hosur.    Part of the Anand group, Gabriel India was established in 1961, providing a wide[Read More…]

by August 4, 2014 Shop Floor Sojourn
Exhaustive process – the mantra for Quality at Tenneco

Exhaustive process – the mantra for Quality at Tenneco

Text & Photos: T Murrali   Exhaust system plays a vital role in a vehicle as it determines how clean and efficient the engine is besides ensuring better life for the vehicle. Tenneco, the global leader in designing and manufacturing of ride control and clean air products follows a combination of eco-friendly and effective manufacturing operation. Tenneco Automotive is present[Read More…]

NEI: Getting its Bearing Right

NEI: Getting its Bearing Right

Text & Photos: T Murrali In a kingdom of bearings dominated by multinational manufacturers, a homegrown company has successfully competed against them, carving a niche for itself with its robust and flawless manufacturing process. The company is National Engineering Industries (NEI) that makes bearings under the NBC brand. We went around the company’s mother plant in Jaipur that won the Deming Prize[Read More…]

by July 29, 2014 Shop Floor Sojourn
Its light and lens play at IJL

Its light and lens play at IJL

Text & Photos: Bhargav TS   Better vehicle lighting can help the driver to recognise objects during nights eventually supporting vehicle safety. Lighting system manufacturers address this issue through several technologies. Chennai-based India Japan Lighting (IJL) is looking at offering the OEMs with new solutions that will save energy and enhance life. We took a short journey in the company’s[Read More…]

by July 29, 2014 Shop Floor Sojourn
Meticulous mantra makes Metalman Auto march ahead

Meticulous mantra makes Metalman Auto march ahead

Sheet metal and tubular component major Metalman Auto Private Limited (MAPL) is embarking on a new journey to Germany with supplies commencing to BMW Motorad from its Waluj plant. The German company’s order is the culmination of MAPL’s efforts taken during the last 28 years and is a testimony to its quality systems. We took a short journey to understand[Read More…]

by April 14, 2014 Shop Floor Sojourn
Quality drives at RTSSL drives you safe

Quality drives at RTSSL drives you safe

‘Safety first and foremost’ is the mantra that defines the makers of the hydraulic pump and the rack & pinion, the two vital components of the steering architecture that ensure you reach your destination in safety and comfort.

by February 17, 2014 Shop Floor Sojourn