Manufacturer of sheet metal forming machines, Weldor Engineering is eyeing a larger share of business from the auto industry.
Rajkot-based Weldor Engineering is a manufacturer of sheet metal forming machines. Established in 1983, the company has been enjoying a strong position in the machine tools industry. Scaling new heights every year, Weldor Engineering manufactures quality machines based on the latest technology. The manufacturing infrastructure of the company is spread across 5.5 acres of land, and includes a facility of 95,000 sq ft. Laced with all that is needed to make a modern production line for the manufacture of modern machine tools and conduct most activities in-house, Weldor Engineering has come to command an edge over its peers.
Manufacturing computerised numerically controlled (CNC) and conventional machines, the product portfolio of Weldor Engineering comprises hydraulic and mechanical press brakes, shearing machines, plate bending machines, hydraulic iron worker, CNC hydraulic turret punch press, hydraulic section bending machine, and more. Catering to the requirements of sheet metal parts manufacturing industry, the machines find application in diverse areas like coach building, automotive, steel furniture, refrigeration, air conditioning, control panels, textile, etc. They also reflect an ability to address the needs of small and medium sector industries apart from large industries. Help SMEs to upgrade their capabilities. Large industry clients of Weldor comprise Reliance Industries, Tata Group, L&T, Renault Nissan, AMW, Alstom (India), Amtek Railkar, BHEL, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hyva India and others. Clients in the public sector include BHEL, NTPC, CAT, DMRL, Ordnance Factories, Eastern Railway, CLW, NTPC, HAL, and others.
Tapping on the numerous opportunities that emerged post the liberalisation of the Indian economy, Weldor Engineering, with Bharat Vaghela, Chairman, Vijay Vaghela, Managing Director, and Mahesh Vaghela, Director - Technical, at the helm, has many achievements to its credit. The manufacturing special purpose import substitute box folding machine for BHEL for example. Bagging the Udyog Patra Award, and the best design of the year award at IMTEX-2004 for its new development of CNC Turret Punch Press, Weldor Engineering manufactured a shearing machine to cut 32 mm (MS) plate! An extraordinary achievement it were. The company also developed a 1,600-tonne hydraulic press with a bed length of 6,300 mm; a plate bending machine with a capacity of 3,200 x 60 mm (MS).
With increasing automation, Weldor Engineering has kept pace with the emerging trends were even a basic machine is equipped with CNC, NC, and motorised controls. This was made possible by an able R&D setup, and an ability to adopt the latest technology. Automation will continue to grow in the wake of shortage of skilled manpower and a rising emphasis on energy conservation. It will also help manufacturers to keep ahead of the curve. Like other companies, Weldor Engineering has also had its shares of up and downs. Many induced by external factors. Like the slow down in the auto industry. The slow down led to the piling of inventory. Good amount of Weldor's business came from the auto industry.
Undeterred, Weldor Engineering increased its thrust on exports. Success was ensured by the fact that the machines were of high quality. Exporting its machines to markets like UAE, Sultanate of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Mexico, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and other countries, Weldor Engineering, apart from manufacturing sheet metal working machines, also deals in pre-owned machines. Maintaining a high growth outlook on the back of the expectation that the Indian economy will grow in 2015, Weldor Engineering is aiming at further consolidating its position as one of the leading machines tools players in India.