Finding the Golden Mean
A specialist in plastic blow and injection moulds for automotive industries, Shakti Engineering Works has been in the business for the last two decades. The second generation now manages the operations, development and marketing with guidance from the founders. We speak to Devender Sharma who heads the development and operations.
The right balance of features, speed and operator friendliness is critical in machine tools. Features like hand pendant introduced in Sparkonix’s ZNC EDM are a step ahead in that direction.
“Plastic injection moulding has been our forte. Today, as Tier I vendors, we cater to all major automotive companies in NCR such as Hyundai, Hero Motors, Mahindra and Mahindra etc.”, says Mr. Devender.
Shakti Groups has three units in Gurgaon dedicated to mould making, plastic injection moulding and related job work.
On the challenges in delivering plastic injection moulded parts for automotive sector:
The use of plastics is increasing everywhere, more so in the automobiles. From gear-box-casings to mirrors and doors – everything is made of plastic. As the parts got complex, so have the moulds and the mould-making process. However, the time to deliver moulds is shortening. Earlier 45-60 days was acceptable but today the customers demand 15 days’ turnaround. We are gearing up our facilities to match this aggressive timeline.
On choosing Sparkonix:
We already had two EDMs from Sparkonix and have recently added a ZNC EDM to our portfolio. Overall, Sparkonix’s price, features and quality of output offered a compelling value proposition for us. With Sparkonix, we have found the golden mean.