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Grind Master Recognized for Manufacturing Innovations
November 14, 2016
Grind Master is proud recipient of CII Industrial Innovations Award 2016 in Manufacturing – Medium Scaled Enterprise. The Awards were presented on November 8th as a part of the Indo-US Tech Summit in New Delhi.
CII Industrial Innovation Awards were instituted by CII in 2014 to recognize and celebrate innovative Indian enterprises across industry segments. The process for determining the top award and the list of top 25 innovative companies uses a rigorous framework while allowing the flexibility for the applicant to be assessed on their own merits. The assessment process for the CII Industrial Innovation Awards is a five-stage funnel process including initial application, main application, assessor visit, first jury and finally a grand jury comprising of eminent personalities in industry.
Grind Master has developed key breakthrough technologies with its passion and commitment to making innovative products. The CII Innovation Award is a recognition of this track record of 30 years of quality machine building with more than 4,000 installations worldwide, and 60 percent exports that account for 25 percent of Indian machine tool exports.
Sameer Kelkar, CEO, Grind Master presented specific examples of innovation to the grand jury in Delhi earlier. “Our NanoFinish range of machines is a market driven innovation wherein reliable technology in sophisticated microfinishing and superfinishing processes are developed to grab opportunities in major automotive OEMs to whom we are a trusted supplier now. We also have very strategic innovations in grinding and finishing of advanced materials such as titanium and zircaloy which are used in industries such as defence, aerospace and nuclear energy."
Kelkar continued, "The disruptive technology of robotic deflashing and fettling is transforming human lives in the foundry industry. Automatic complex casting cleaning processes leads to better quality, productivity and elimination of health hazard. This innovation has received overwhelming response with more than 20 solutions delivered within two years of the development. We now have a dedicated team of 10 enthusiastic engineers working on research, supported by over 40-50 people in development of new ideas, systems, processes. Having received this award gives a further boost to our dreams and encourages us to go to a higher level of R&D."