We are engaged in the diversified business of manufacturing defence application products, dairy equipment products and kitchen equipment. We have entered into various licensing agreement with Defence Research and Development Organisation (“DRDO”) for obtaining the know-how and rights which enable us to manufacture and supply specialized defence application products for the Indian Armed Forces. Under defence application, we provide a wide array of high-performance products for naval applications and other utilities such as ship building steel bulb bar, special steel alloy bricks used as ballast weight for critical applications, super alloys weld consumables like welding wire, flux
and electrodes, food container and improved space heating device, which is also known as bukhari.
In 1997, we started our operations in the dairy equipment manufacturing as a partnership firm, M/s Krishna Industries and over the years our company has developed a wide range of dairy equipment products such as stainless-steel milk Cans, Milk Cooling Tanks or Bulk Milk Coolers, Milking Machine, Cow Brooming Brush and Robotic Milk Collection Unit. Our Company achieved a new milestone in 2015 in the dairy industry after acquiring patent for invention of automated milk analysis and collection apparatus called Robotic Milk Collection Unit (RMCU) up to the year 2035. The developed product works like a kiosk for Milk Collection for Milk Society, and it analyses the farmer milk not only for Fat & SNF but also tests the milk for adulteration. The RMCU ensures only top-quality milk is collected by the Milk Society and below par milk or adulterated milk is rejected.
In the year 2010, we stretched our operations into the business of manufacturing Kitchen Equipment and commenced manufacturing of Bulk Cooking Equipment like Rice Cauldron, Dal Cauldron, Braising Pan, Distribution Vessels, Rice Chute, Dal Storage Tank, which are used by organizations which run Midday Meal Programs where cooking is done for up to 1,00,000 meals a day. Presently we are supplying such products to The Akshayapatra Foundation.
In the year 2006, our Company attempted for the first time to develop ship Building Steel Bulb Bars which was a very critical component for the Indian Navy’s indigenization program and the attempt successfully yielded the result in the trial batch exactly as per the requirement of the Indian Navy. We received appreciation certificate from Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad for successfully carrying out the project of manufacturing the indigenized steel Bulb Bars which are used in hull construction of Naval warships. The project was of national importance involving import substitution.
Over the years our Company was awarded Transfer of Technology for manufacture and sale of various defence application products to be supplied to Indian Armed forces like: 5.5 Ltr Plastic Food Container for Extreme Cold Condition, Space Heating Device (Bukhari) used at high altitude in very Cold conditions, Man Mounted Cooling Krishna Defence and Allied Industries Limited 118 System to be used in extremely Hot Conditions as well as cold conditions, Solar Snow Melter to be used at high altitude, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Containment Vessel to be used for protection and Mounting & support Equipment for Camouflage Net. We have successfully developed the 5.5 ltrs Plastic Food Container, Improved Space heating device or Bukhari and Super alloys weld
consumables like Welding Wire, flux and Electrodes and are ready to market the same. We are now in the stage of developing Man Mounted Cooling System, Solar Snow Melter, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Containment Vessel and Mounting & support Equipment for Camouflage Net.
We have received developmental order from Indian Navy for developing Super Alloy Weld Consumables which will be used in critical applications, wherein the delivery of first lot is expected to be completed in last quarter of this financial year. Lately in the year 2021 we successfully developed and delivered the first order for Special Steel Alloy Bricks used as Ballast weight for critical applications of the Indian Navy.
In the year 2020 our Company has also forayed in a new business vertical of manufacturing and marketing of Homeland & Security products, wherein we plan to manufacture products like Modular Vehicle Barrier, Automatic tyre Killer, Multi-purpose Launcher and Long Range LED Searchlight used by the Indian Armed Forces, for which we have entered into agreements with foreign vendors for import of critical component required to manufacture/assemble these products in our factory. We propose to sell such product under MAKE IN INDIA Program. We have two manufacturing facilities in Gujarat, located at Kalol and Halol district near Vadodara. Our manufacturing facilities are accredited with ISO 9001:2015 quality management system as manufacturer and exporter of stainless-steel milk cans, milking machine, milk coolers, dairy and kitchen Equipment, milk testing Equipment, Galley Equipment, shipbuilding steel bulb bars, modular vehicle barrier & automatic tyre killer.
We have diversified our products under various business verticals, mainly due to our strong research and development (“R&D”) and technological capabilities. Our R&D capabilities include product design, product engineering, product simulation, prototyping and testing. Our R&D activities are mainly undertaken at our manufacturing facilities. Our research activities are focused on creating new products and solutions which are customized to meet customer expectations and end-user preferences and improving our production processes and improving the quality of our existing products. With our R&D capabilities, we are currently developing several new products for some of which we have secured orders as well. We derive most of our revenues under the contracts from the Government sectors (both central and state) and associated entities. Our Dairy customer base includes The Panchmahal District
Co.operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd, Hatsun Agro Products Limited, Delicia Foods India Pvt Ltd, Thanjavur Dist Co-Op Milk Prod. Un. Ltd (Aavin Federation), Amritsar Dist Co-Op Milk Prod Union Ltd (Verka Federation), Pune Zillha Sahakari Dudh Utpadak Sangh Limited (Katraj), Bihar State Milk CoOperative Federation Ltd (COMFED) etc and various other milk cooperative societies in India and the Defence customer base includes Ministry of Defence, Mazagaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Goa Shipyard Limited.
Our Company is led by our Promoter and Managing Director, Mr. Ankur Ashwin Shah having an overall experience of around 22 years in the associated industry. We have received the below mentioned prestigious awards in the past that bear testimony to the faith our customers have in us and our ability to successfully serve and meet their requirements.
Defence Technology Absorption Award, 2013 on August 20, 2014 from Ministry of Defence by the hands of Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi for our pioneering efforts towards first time indigenous production of “Bulb Bars” in association with DRDO for meeting the requirements of Indian Navy.
INDIA SME 100 Awards organized by India SME Forum and supported by Ministry of MSME in the overall evaluation of Financial & Non-Financial Parameters in 2018.
In the Defence Expo 2020, we were handed over Transfer of Technology for Man Mounted cooling system by CM of UP, Shri Yogi Adityanath and then Defence minister, Shri Rajnath Singh and DRDO Chairman Dr. G. Satheesh.
Certificate Awarded by Naval Materials Research Laboratory DRDO, Ministry of Defence in Industry Partner Meet dated December 14, 2021 in Recognition of Outstanding Contribution and Valuable Support Towards Development of Innovative Materials and Energy Systems for Critical Naval Applications.
Over the years our Company has obtained various registrations and memberships that facilitate our Defence business and help us to secure government orders for Indian Armed Forces like:
Accepted as approved vendor by Indian Navy, included in Naval Contractual Directives for supply of shipbuilding steel sections, Bulb Bars for Warships in the year 2011
Member of Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers
Received certificate of Steel Mills from American Bureau of Shipping for Facility and Process. Approval for manufacturing section components of marine applications