Spinning Innovative Engineering Story
Bajaj Steel distinguishes itself as the only company in the world which produces machineries for all cotton ginning technologies i.e Double Roller, Saw Gin and Rotobar, all Pressing technologies i.e. Down Packing, Up Packing & Horizontal Packing, as well as Seed Cleaning, Delinting & Decorticating, apart from general engineering fabrication, machining, intelligent electrical panel manufacturing and various other engineering activities. Established in 1961, Bajaj Steel Industries Ltd. is a publicly listed on Bombay Stock Exchange. The company has truly world class engineering setup in its various plants situated in and around Nagpur.
Today, Bajaj Steel has an installed base of more than 60,000 units with presence ranges in all ten cotton producing states in India and exports to every major cotton producing country across the globe.
The biggest factor is developing an understanding of the client’s needs from technical and commercial perspectives. If you get the requirements right, technology will rarely let you down.
The company is on high growth path and has recently entered into technical collaboration for manufacturing of saw gin, rotobar gin and other equipments earlier manufactured by Continental Eagle Corporation, USA to manufacture them in India as a part of expansion.
At Bajaj Steel, we met Mr. Vivek Pradhan, currently heading the new developments in engineering and products for the company. Bajaj Steel’s shop floor is a treat for the Engineer as one gets to see a range of highly unique and specialized machines.
“Innovation is my passion”, says Mr. Vivek Pradhan, who has developed several new machines for different applications and also leads the strategic procurement of new technology and machine tools. We spoke to him on a range of topics including sourcing of machine tools, new technologies and thoughts on Sparkonix’s products:
What are the dominant trends in machine tools?
As a buyer, like my clients, the approach is changing. We now look for a complete solution – from the cost of buying, futuristic technology, cost of operations to that of service and spares. Naturally, all these factors reflect in the decisions we take in varying degrees.
What matters in buying machine tools?
The biggest factor is developing an understanding of the client’s needs from technical and commercial perspectives. If you get the requirements right, technology will rarely let you down. So, the key is to know the exact nature of the challenge and then provide a solution. Tendency to somehow fit your solution to my problems has to be avoided.
On Choosing Sparkonix
We perform heavy fabrication in our manufacturing. Multiple drilling through complex profiles, metal blocks is an essential part of our operations. Many times the material is too expensive or of the category that is not available easily. The metal arc disintegrator from Sparkonix has solved our challenge in one go. We earned the return on its investment within no time.
I have visited the Sparkonix factory and the developments that the engineering team there is working upon, are phenomenal. The way the company is reaching out to a whole new level is commendable. It’s a vibrant example of Indian engineering and I admire the company for the same.