Health & Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001) is an international
standard which is developed by a consortium of 13 International bodies in
the field of Occupational Health & Safety. It is primarily based on BS
8800: 1996. It follows PDCA cycle & internationally recognised as a
certifiable management system. This is neither an ISO standard, nor a
legally binding standard in India. The organisation can apply voluntarily
which can be a stand alone system or can be integrated with other
compatible management systems like ISO 14001, ISO 9001, SA 8000
etc. It facilitates the management to identify the occupational health &
safety risks associated with the business of the organisation. This
includes organisation structure, planning activities, responsibilities,
practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing,
implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining the OH&S policy. It is
a proactive business oriented, market driven approach & a tool for
managing regulatory compliance & all other forms of OH & S &
opportunities. The benefits include reduction in work place injuries &
illnesses. Reduced cost, Reduction in absenteeism, Increased productivity,
Positive response from customers. Locks division was the first division to
achieve the certification in OHSAS 18001 in Godrej & Boyce. The
certification was awarded in Sept. 2005 through TUV India Ltd, a renowned
name in certification bodies. The activity was spearheaded in early 2004
by Mr. S.V. Amonkar of EHS dept under the guidance of business head Mr.
B.K. Rajkumar & Manufacturing head Mr. D.D. Narwekar. It took nearly 16
months to complete the task & the division was audited for pre-assessment
in May 2005 by TUV India. The entire team reviewed the observations from
the audit & completed the required actions. Finally certification audit
was carried out in September 2005 & Locks division was recommended for the
The certificate was handed over to Mr. J.N. Godrej by Mr. Anil Rairikar,
CEO & member of TUV Board in a function held on 15th February 2006.
Salesmen Training Programme in Hyderabad
As it has been a practice to impart Knowledge and Training to the sales
and service team regularly, a Training Programme for Andhra Pradesh’s
Wholesale Dealer Salesmen was conducted on 13th May 2006. This time it was
a little different.
We shared the branch performance of 2005-06 with the salesmen and
highlighted details about the number of locks sold per hour. Participants
were overwhelmed after knowing that our branch sells around 244 locks per
hour and in that 13 locks of ultra locks per hour are sold. The growth in
number of locks installed per hour from the year 2001-02 till 2005-06 was
shown to them. Later the main part of the programme was announced. “The
SUPER SALES MAN of the year? The five parameters for the Super Sales Man
of the year 2006-07 were clearly explained to them. Every body
participated actively to know more about the SUPER SALES MAN award. The
annual DS sheets with monthly, quarterly and annual break up along with
product group promotion was given to them.
Later focus was put on the imparting knowledge on the new products
introduced. Shakti selling was emphasised. The training programme ended
with lunch and then the entire team was taken out to SNOW WORLD. The team
enjoyed Snow world at ? degrees Celsius when the outside temperature was
42 degrees Celsius. They experienced a never before experience. The team
was overjoyed with their one hour long entertainment. After an hour
chilling experience, the team had another spine chilling experience, in
Rain Forest and then in Living Dead. The two hour long entertainment
programme was highly enjoyable.
This was for the first time that the WDs Salesmen had knowledge combined
Retailer Meet at Mumbai : M/s. Active Distributors
Mumbai Branch along with Mr. Kalpesh Roy, Proprietor of M/s Active
Distributors, who is our local distributor organised a retailers?meet cum
waterpark entertainment at Suraj Waterpark. About 125 retailers
participated in the secondary scheme held from 1st January to 15th
February 2006 and 55 qualified for this one day programme. All the
retailers were happy to be part of this business cum pleasure meet and
were looking forward to such get together in the future.
Dinner for top retailers in Pune : M/s. Ashok Agency
A top dealer dinner programme was organized by our Pune distributor M/s
Ashok Agency along with Pune sales team members in one of the best
restaurants in Pune (Vaishali, F.C. Road) in the month of March 2006.
The objective of the team and distributor in calling the top dealers for
this dinner was :
1) To enhance relationship amongst the company, the distributor & major
2) To strengthen the bond with major dealers.
3) To provide a platform to clear mis-communications, if any, between
distributor & retailers.
4) To increase loyalty towards Godrej.
5) To create and maintain an emotional bond something beyond the business
Architect Meet at Pune: M/s. Bhupendra Enterprises
Pune Branch co-sponsored a meet of Architects meet on 9th April 2006. It
was organised by i2i Event Media Organizer. The occasion was the Annual
Prize distribution for 2006 Interior design competition for student
architect across Maharashtra.
Our range of products was displayed during the programme. Abound 200
architects from across Maharashtra visited our stall. Our high end
architectural products like Panic Bar, hinges, SS handles, SS mortise
locks, Card locks, i-button lock, spider fitting, shower-cubical
fittings... were demonstrated to the architects.
This event helped us to increase brand awareness and knowledge of our
products to our key influencers. The architects also got a first hand
eperience by seeing products in display, giving them a better idea about
Godrej quality, wide range of products and high technology locking
C. Nyamath (Hyderabad),
Aspi Wadia (Mumbai), Sachin Jain (Pune)
Flipping through the Microwave cook book
and AC catalogue
Annual Board of Directors Meeting was scheduled for 28th and 29th of
April. Appliance Division lined up a surprise for the directors with a
display of the new and upcoming products across all its categories.
Godrej Appliances has been the first in India to launch ITREC Technology
in its Air Conditioners which yields 30% power saving and 50% faster
cooling. A whole new range of Air Conditioners straddling both Window and
Split segment was launched early this year ?in addition to these, four
new models which have been added already, were also showcased to the
J. N. Godrej with Washing Machine Range
A.B.Godrej and Tanya enjoy the dishes
cooked in Godrej Microwave Oven
In the washing machines arena, the Turbo Brush machine launched last year,
which gives a unique scrubbing action, was displayed. Additionally, two
new machines ?Front Loading and Steel Tub Top Load were also presented.
DVD Players ?the most
recent venture for the division till now comprised of only one model.
Three new models planned for the year - with varying features and look,
were exhibited. The premium model equipped with an in built amplifier was
demonstrated to the directors.
The Microwave Oven category with 5 models across sizes was put on display.
There is a popular myth in our country that Microwave Ovens can only be
used to reheat food and Godrej Appliances has been engaged in a series of
on ground activities in direct touch with consumers to break the myth and
spread awareness about the cooking capabilities of Microwave Ovens. Chefs
were brought in the office as well, to give a live demonstration of Godrej
Microwave Oven. The directors relished the hot Veg Quiche and ‘Gajar ka
Halwa?prepared by them.
The jewel of the display however was the yet to be launched range of
refrigerators ?which epitomizes style and technology in its best
combination. In addition, the latest offering from Godrej Appliances ?ZOP
(Zinc Oxide Protection) technology equipped Refrigerators which give the
consumers a ten year rust free warranty were also showcased
The feedback and guidance given by the Board was highly valued by the
Swati Rathi, Marketing
FURNITURE & INTERIORS GROUP
RUNBHOOMI ?Ek Agnipariksha
is all about strategising and in a global market scenario, there can
hardly be just one winning strategy. More so, for a business group like
ours which is not only multi-product, multi-locational but also a business
which has embraced diversity.
Winning, no doubt, is important but more important is building a
sustainable winning team so that even if one were to descend on the market
battlefield as we have done today, as never before, we can win not only
the battle but also the war! Hence, Runbhoomi?the thematic experience we
all at FIG underwent, be it the Annual Sales Conference at Ooty, the
Annual Channel Partner Meets all across the country or the Annual FIG Day
celebration at HO, Vikhroli.
Annual Sales Conference
Over 300 + field, marketing and product supply team members rose to great
heights at Ooty’s cool and misty mountain tops but with a clear vision and
that was to conquer?conquer the markets, vanquish competition and emerge
victorious even as we entered into yet another challenging year. The pace
was set to face the future, however uncertain and competitive it may turn
out to be and yes, not to give up till the last deal was done, the last
ball was bowled?cause ‘no game is over till the last ball is bowled?and
‘no war is won till the last arrow is shot’… The whole idea was to keep
the eye on the target & explore the opportunities that the present had to
offer. With a history of over 100 years behind us, a profound
understanding of consumer behaviour, a differentiated product portfolio,
innovation and execution capabilities, we know we can.
The conference was spaced
out in two batches from April 8 ?14, 2006 at Ooty’s Holiday Inn and while
we rolled out our business plan and discussed and debated on how we could
get our act together and move ahead, the participants were also treated to
pulsating music where we could let our hair down and groove into the night
and have a peak at the other side of midnight?which was scintillating,
heavenly and truly majestic?one had to get on to the highest peak?on to
Doda Betta as it were?cause although it seemed unreachable?deep down in
our hearts, we knew we could, only if we would will and work to do so...
we would make it to the top?so what if it was 8000 ft above sea level?or
a goal/plan of a 1000 crs?no target was too high anymore. Day 2 was
called the Bollywood Nite where on one side, we had some of our branch
personnel imitate art and act out their favourites on screen. Also, one
was exposed to music, dance and mimicry arranged by the organisers. On the
other side, a rustic environment was created ?a mela-like atmosphere
filled with a variety of eats emitting the flavour of Mumbai such as bhel
puri, chaat, ragda pattice et al along with other traditional Indian food
like masala dosas, sweets, etc. including a puppet show. Day 3 was
reserved for sight-seeing and FIG Awards and well it was time to chill out
on Day 4. So, it was a mixture of both, business and pleasure. Batch 2 had
the privilege of hosting a surprise midnight birthday bash for our COO,
Mr. Anil S. Mathur as his birthday was on April 13th .
All in all, our FIG force came back cool and confident to scale higher
peaks with just one view in sight?the overwhelming view from the top.
Yes, we have to get there?even if it means?a runbhoomi?the test of
fire?the mark of our strife to strive and strike the winning line.
Mr. Dhiren Udeshi our I
CHOICE Dealer receiving the Spuper Star award in FIG
Annual Channel Partners Meet
The theme ran across our wholesale dealer meets (channel partners) too.
The agenda for the above meet included sharing of our organisation’s as
well as our division’s past performance and the vision for the coming
years. We also shared a detailed plan product-line-wise in terms of the
product, channels, introduction of new products, new segments.
Changes/improvements in processes which would impact the market and our
dealers such as delivery periods, fast payment for ATDs, etc. were also
shared and discussed. The Commercial team presented details w.r.t. branch
operations. The dealers shared their experiences/thoughts and ideas.
Awards for top channel performers under each branch in various categories
were conferred. They too were all charged up to join forces on the
battlefield and bat(tle) their way to victory.
All our branches are organising the dealer meets and one such branch viz.
Hyderabad Branch hosted its Annual Dealer Meet at Hotel Taj Krishna on May
9, 2006 which was attended by 40 dealers. A large cut-out of size 10 x 10
ft depicting the historical monuments of Andhra Pradesh was made as a
welcome banner. The FIG (I) and FIG (H) teams displayed some of their new
products at the venue. The meet started off with presentations by Mr. S.P.
Sarma and Mr. K.N. Edulji giving a clear focus on the new lines of
business. Mr. Raviprakash R. Gupta and Mr. Subodh Mehta represented HO at
A recap of last year’s
performance and business plans for the coming year were put across to the
dealers along with visuals of new product introductions by Mr. Dharmesh
Mathur, Mr. Badrinath and Mr. P.D. Mehta respectively. The evening rounded
off by an exciting quiz competition on product knowledge for the channel
partners and the winners and runners-ups were suitably rewarded. Awards in
recognition of noteworthy business performances were given to the dealers
for each of the divisions concerned by Mr. Narasimha. Mr. Vinod Kumar, GM
(South) ended the session with a very enlightening speech which was well
taken by all dealers and staff. And finally it was time to let the hair
down (cocktails) which every attendee made the most of.
The Wholesale Dealer Meet for Kerala was conducted at the Taj Malabar,
Cochin on May 30, 2006. The dealer meet was represented by all dealers in
spite of the heavy rains. Apart from the business presentations, this time
we also organised theme games for the dealers, which was well appreciated
and accepted by one and all. The FIG presentations started with the
RUNBHOOMI visual. The Annual Business Plan of FIG was presented during the
occasion. In the address made by Mr. Manoj Ganjawalla, Vice President
(M&S) and Mr. K.M. Vinod Kumar (GM-Sales-South), the importance of
retaining our key customers as well as tapping new segments for increasing
our business was emphasized. This was followed by awards to the dealers in
various categories. A rolling trophy for the best performance in FIG was
also introduced and M/s. Alappatt Group, Cochin was the first to receive
the same. An entertainment programme was also arranged in the evening
which had Fusion Music and singers singing hit film songs.
Lucknow Branch hosted their dealers?meet at the picturesque and serene
surroundings of “The Sariska Palace? Sariska, Rajasthan, on the May 18 &
19, 2006. The meet which was jointly organised by FIG & SED was attended
by around 40 dealers from Lucknow and upcountry locations. The welcome
address by Mr. Manoj Sadavarte, FIG Head of Lucknow Branch was followed
with presentations by Institution, Home and Security teams. Mr. Dhruv
Sharma, Mr. Subodh Mehta and Mr. Sheshadri Iyer graced the occasion with
their presence and awarded dealers for their splendid performance during
the previous financial year. In a new intiative, presentations were made
by dealers narrating innovative practices and techniques undertaken by
them to boost sales in their region. A product knowledge quiz, jeep safari
in the woods and a colourful cultural programme by the local tribals were
also a part of the memorable event.
Annual FIG Day
A 1000 + strong FIG parivaar at HO was witness to Runbhoomi at the Annual
FIG Day which was celebrated on April 22, 2006 from 5.30 p.m. onwards at
the Udyachal High School grounds. Mr. J.N. Godrej, our CMD and Mr. Navroze
Godrej were the guests of honour at the evening along with Mr. P.D. Lam,
Mr. Anil G. Verma and Mr. George M. Menezes.
Mr. Papa Dalvi, compere for the day, welcomed the gathering and the
evening opened with a safety skit by our workmen who conveyed the message
of safety first so effectively by enacting it through the wise old story
of Vikram & Betal. This was followed by lighting of the lamp by the
dignitaries and garlanding of the memory of Late Mr. N.P. Godrej by Mr.
J.N. Godrej. FIG Awards were presented which was followed by the screening
of the film on FIG’s Runbhoomi.
“FIG-ites?who marched together to ‘Chale Chalo?in 04-05 & created
‘Dhoom?in 05-06 were all set to be winners in today’s ‘Runbhoomi?after
listening to all the speakers especially our COO, Mr. Anil S. Mathur, that
evening. In fact, at FIG, we play to win and winning has to be just
another event for all of us! With the kind of stupendous performance in
March ?6, where we already showed our ability to conquer the “Runbhoomi?
we knew we could. Mr J N Godrej congratulated all the FIG employees for
all the prizes won and good work done. He said FIG has a lot of
opportunities as well as challenges ahead but was confident that we would
not only meet the goals we have set for ourselves but also exceed them. He
said that competition would always be there and we need not fear it. It is
the opportunities we should look for.
The evening closed with an entertainment programme and dinner for all.
(with inputs from Manoj Ganjawalla, Swapneel Nagarkar, P D Mehta
(Hyderabad Branch), Govind K Nair & R Subramaniam, Cochin Branch, Puneet
Tandon, Lucknow Branch, Preeta Bipin & Shilpa Chavan)
with one’s suppliers and vendors for mutual growth is a key ingredient for
progressive and successful businesses. PES Division, since its inception,
has developed sound business relationships with its vendors. As we take
rapid strides in our business development effort, we planned a meet to
take stock of the situation, share each other’s expectations and agree on
broad understanding going forward. The theme of the meet was “Partnering
for Success?as mentioned above.
Mr. Kaustubh Shukla-COO
inaugurating the Vendor's Meet.
The meet was organised over three days ?
each day specific for a group of vendors. The vendors were categorised in
three groups :
1) Vendors for Machine Tool Service
2) Vendors for Raw Materials, Bought
Outs, and Indirect Materials, and
3) Subcontracting vendors.
While this meant a bit extra
administrative work for the Division, the benefits of having separate
sessions were many. There was a greater homogeneity about the issues,
expectations and approaches. The discussion therefore was very focused and
meaningful. A total of 75 prominent vendors attended the meet. This
platform was used to share the Division’s plans, requirements, and
expectations. We also stressed on the importance the division lays on
quality, delivery and processes.
Mr. Kaustubh Shukla, COO of Industrial Product division, inaugurated the
meet. In his keynote address, he enumerated the progress so far and laid
out the future prospects for the division. He stressed on the importance
of working together as partners for the growth of PES business. Mutual
trust and respect are an absolute must, he stated.
Different speakers addressed the gathering. Mr. M.S. Mahajani spoke in
detail about the consistent performance of the Machine Tool Service
business in last 3 years with the support of the suppliers. He outlined
the future plans in each of the lines ?spares supply, remanufacturing,
and labour services.
Mr. P.S. Mahimkar recounted recent success stories of the Division and
elaborated the strategy and approach for execution of the projects in the
coming years. He explained the logic behind some of the decisions with
respect to material release control, first piece prototype manufacturing
and importance of following the documented process.
PES has taken many improvement
initiatives. One such initiative is Kaizen, which is now taking roots in
the Division. Encouraged with the outcome of this initiative we decided to
introduce the concept to the vendors. Mr. D.D. Chogle explained the
initiative with the help of the examples and explained how individual
participation contributes to improvement in quality and productivity.
Mr. S.S. Agarkar shared our accumulated knowledge on ‘Best practices in
machining?complete with finer nuances in Stainless Steel machining,
Clamping methods, Fixturing...
Mr. A.D. Bagdre explained how the quality related requirements from the
customers get translated into our expectations from the suppliers. He also
discussed the difficulty faced by the suppliers and invited suggestions to
overcome the same.
On the occasion of this meet a manual was published for each category of
vendors. It contained useful guidelines on communication channels,
division’s policies, process of evaluation & selection of suppliers,
processes for supplying material and tips for improving quality of
Mr. Atul Dharmadhikari, Mr. U.M.Mehendale & Mr. Abbas Kapadia explained
the finer nuances with reference to the documented guidelines for
different categories of the vendors. This booklet was very much
appreciated by the suppliers, and will make it easier for them to conduct
business with us.
We even got the end customer NPCIL ?to
participate in the meet. Mr. D.D. Agarwal of NPCIL addressed the meet
stressing the quality requirements of NPCIL. He appreciated quality
improvements made at Godrej and at the vendors?end.
Mr. Ganesh Dake who conducted the meet recapitulated the proceedings and
presentations during the meet and offered help in training and calibration
Mr. Kaustubh Shukla presented mementos to each participating suppliers.
There was time for an interactive session where suppliers / vendors
offered suggestions for improvement, like standardising challan formats.
They have also shown keen interest in training their employees through PES
like Kaizen, Calibration, SS machining, NDT, Inspection methods...
We also took the opportunity to apprise the vendor family to the entire
range of products in the corporate showroom.
Meet was concluded with vote of thanks by Mr. Ganesh Dake and was followed
by Lunch. It ended on a happy note with partners reiterating their
commitment to work together and pursue success in the years ahead.
PES Materials Team
Four Bridge &
Carriage Assemblies in a year
was a proud moment for PES Division, when it delivered the first of the
Bridge & Carriage Fuelling Machine for a Nuclear Power Plant. Topping up
this achievement was the fact that in quick succession PES also delivered
three more Bridge and Carriage Fuelling Machines thus marking a new record
for having delivered 4 assemblies in one year.
These were supplied for the Kaiga-3 and RAPP- 5 reactors for NPCIL.
Each Fuelling machine consists of two vertical columns and one horizontal
bridge ?and hence derives its name Bridge & Carriage Fuelling Machine.
They are remotely operated in radiation zone for changing the fuel rods in
a nuclear reactor by positioning Fuelling Machine Head as per the program.
The Positioning is achieved by three linear motions in X, Y and Z-axes.
Bridge and Carriage rotates Fuelling Machine Head through 90 deg to
facilitate its travel through a hatch. This equipment is vital for the
continuous operation of a nuclear reactor.
These are humongous equipment, weighing 70 Tons and with dimensions of 9.6 metres Width x 1.1metres x 12.5 metres Height.
It is natural that development of such a complex piece of equipment posed
several tough challenges. PES Division addressed them successfully. Some
of the milestones are as follows.
Precise movement of the Bridge is controlled by Ball Screws of length 9.6
meters. Development of precision Ball Screws to strict tolerances and
demanding performance requirement under very exhaustive quality
surveillance was a big challenge that was accomplished in collaboration
with our suppliers from abroad.
Development of import substitute items.
Fabrication of 11 m long prismatic column structure to control distortion
while maintaining a tolerance within 2 mm over the entire length.
Achieving flatness and straightness with in 50 microns over a surface
having length of 8 meter during machining.
Assembly of Bridge and Carriage using Laser, Electronic Level Meters and
Optical precision inspection instruments.
Alignment of column verticality and parallelism within 1 mm for column
height of 8 meter, Bridge horizontality within 0.1 mm and Round Way
Co-Planarity with in 0.03 mm / 1000 mm.
NPCIL has commended PES
efforts and quality of these equipments with encouraging feedback.
The learnings assimilated
over the first three equipment led to the successful completion of the 4th
Bridge & Carriage Fuelling Machine to be the best ever received by NPCIL
with respect to performance criteria. The customer acknowledged this feat
of PES which delivered 4 of such highly complex equipment in one year.
This in a way is a demonstration of PES Division’s Nuclear Class
PES’s contribution to other Nuclear Projects:
1. Drive Mechanisms for TAPP, KAIGA and RAPP (These mechanisms are used in
Level 1 safety area of reactor for raise and lower the shut off rods in
reaction chamber and for shut down the nuclear reaction).
2. CMF & RTF support structure for TAPP (This is used for calibrating the
lattice tubes of the reactor).
3. Standpipe & Thimble assembly for KAIGA & RAPP (Precision Stainless
steel assembly which connects Drive units to Reactor Vessel).
4. Fuel Transfer Shuttle Transport, Inspection Bay for KAIGA & RAPP (Fuel
Handling System to handle the nuclear fuel upstream and downstream of
5. Air Lock Doors (Main Safety Equipment to isolate reactor room from
6. Shuttle Transfer Stations (Remotely operated Stainless steel system to
handle spent fuel from fuel magazine to storage bay).
Today PES is manufacturing almost all Fuel handling Equipments and
Reaction Control Equipment required for the Nuclear Reactors under
In just over three years PES has traversed from being a novice to an
accomplished Nuclear Equipment Manufacturer. There were many trying and
anxious moments during this journey. PES team could do this due to
outstanding support and guidance it received from the customer ?NPCIL,
and our Top Management.
PES team avows this trust and responsibility and will rise to become a
globally renowned supplier of sophisticated, precision equipment for the
strategic section of Nuclear Power.
PRECISION ENGINEERING SYSTEMS DIVISION
Launchers for BrahMos
Indo-Russian joint venture Brahmos has been in the news. Our President,
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam made a special mention of this joint venture at IBM’s
leadership and innovation conference held recently at Bangalore. We, at
Godrej have been associated with the Brahmos programme from the year 2000
onwards. Our involvement began with a small order for fabricating a tower
missile launcher designed by R&D Establishment Engineers.
It’s a matter of pride for us that the first experimental launch of
Brahmos missile took place from the tower launcher supplied by us.
Likewise subsequent launches, both experimental and demonstration took
place deploying launchers supplied by Godrej.
Mobile Autonomous Launchers. (MAL's)
As the capabilities and
versatility of the Brahmos missile system became widely known and well
accepted the need for different kind of launchers became apparent. Once
again Godrej was chosen for executing an order for 3 Nos. Mobile
Autonomous launchers on a turn key basis.
MALs as they are called enable users deploy these powerful missile system
anywhere on ground.
MALs system is the state-of-the-art launching system designed by R&D E
Engineers in collaboration with DRDO. The system incorporates a single
vehicle weapon configuration having command control and communication
systems as well.
The operating crew of the system consists of two people; a commander and
The salient feature o the MAL launchers are:
Single vehicle weapon system carrying three Containerised Missiles
Specially designed TATRA vehicle to meet all terrain requirements
Fully autonomous having command control and communication system
Deployable as tactical, ground attack system
Deployable as shore based anti-ship missile system
The launch readiness time is 5 minutes and the system can be made operable
in the ambient temperatures ranging from ?0 degree C to +55 degree C.
Challenges of Manufacturing
Manufacturing operations for the MAL system are characterised by a high
level of precision both in machining and fabrication.
As the weight carrying capacity of the vehicle is a constraint high
strength thinnest possible materials have to be used for the construction
of the components.
Container for Missile
Missile container is one of the most critical item for manufacturing in
the entire system. It houses the missile. The container is a cylindrical
structure approximately 9 mts long and 0.7 mtr in diameter. The
requirements of circularity, concentricity and straightness are very high
indeed and that too throughout the length of the container. Innovative
machining methods had to be evolved for fabricating and machining missile
containers. Good deal of team work amongst engineers and machine operators
ultimately resulted in a manufacturing procedure which successfully met
the stringent concentricity and straightness requirements along the entire
length of 9 mtrs.
Hydraulic system for the articulation of antenna, power supply system,
launcher control system, thermal conditioning system, fire control system
etc were integrated on the vehicle by R&D E E and us.
To sum up, fabricating and machining MAL was indeed challenging and joint
efforts of Process Equipment Division and Precision Engineering System
Division resulted in an outcome, which was much appreciated by the R&D E
engineers. Also a special mention must be made of the guidance and help
received from them in this endeavour for its successful completion.
Last but not the least our good performance has laid a solid ground in our
favour for supply of a much larger number of MALS in the near future.
Congratulations PED & PES teams for this wonderful job done and Good
Luck for future business.