We have been serving customers in the civilian nuclear sector for over 35 years, and have established relationships with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (“NPCIL”) having served them for over 16 years. We manufacture and supply specialized products such as fuel machining head, drive mechanisms, bridge and column and coolant channel assemblies, among others, not just for the new pressurised heavy water nuclear reactors, but also for refurbishment of the existing reactors.
We are also a key supplier of mission critical components and assemblies to customers within the space and defence sectors for their programs of national importance. Through our long-standing relationships of over three decades and four decades with customers such as the Indian Space Research Organisation (“ISRO”) and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (“DRDO”), we have been able to supply specialized products to the Indian space programme and the Indian missile programme, respectively. For instance, our offerings to ISRO comprised a wide variety of mission critical components and critical assemblies such as liquid propulsion engines, components and assemblies for cryogenic engines, specifically turbo pumps, booster pumps, gas generators and injector heads for such engines, and electro-pneumatic modules to serve its space launch vehicles. Within the defence sector, we undertook complex assemblies for the DRDO, including such as the base shroud assembly (for Agni missiles), and the assembly of secondary injection thrust vector control (“SITVC”) valves and hydraulic fin tip control (“HFTC”) valves. In addition, we also export critical defence components to Rafael and Elbit.
In addition, we also focus on clean energy as one of our key customer sectors and are accordingly, involved in the manufacture of power units, specifically hot boxes, and in the development and manufacture of hydrogen boxes and electrolyzers, to serve Bloom Energy Inc., United States (“Bloom Energy”) with which, we have been associated with, for over nine years.
We currently operate through seven manufacturing facilities, including an export-oriented unit (“EOU”). These manufacturing facilities, each of which is situated in Hyderabad, Telangana, employ advanced equipment to undertake precision machining, assembly, testing and quality control, specialized fabrication, brazing and heat treatment, and other specialized processes, leading to us being a one-stop solutions company for our customers. Over the years, we have made investments in processes, infrastructure and systems, and in specialized training to our technical team to become a leading player in nuclear and space and defence sectors. The company has also implemented various information technology solutions including for assisting in our designing and manufacturing operations, and enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) solutions to integrate key areas of our operations.
We lay special emphasis on research and development (“R&D”) of our manufacturing processes as we believe, it allows us to evolve our own process technologies thereby enabling us to achieve design specifications with accuracy irrespective of the size of the products. We have also recently established an engineering cell that works on cycle time reductions to enhance cost-effective manufacturing solutions in niche engineering segment. Given our operations are specialized, our manufacturing facilities also employ extensive and stringent quality control mechanism at various stages including that of material issue and manufacturing process, to ensure that our finished product conforms to the quality and traceability requirements of our customers. Owing to the critical end-applications of our products and such stringent quality requirements, we believe it becomes very difficult for new players to get qualified for the projects we undertake. Various awards such as the ‘Best Quality Supplier Award’, ‘Defence Technology Absorption Award’, ‘INS Industrial Excellence Award’ and the ‘Award for Excellence in Aerospace Indigenization’ received by us in the past bear testimony to the faith our customers have in us and our ability to successfully serve and meet their requirements.