As the flagship event of the Indian metal cutting industry, IMTEX rejoices it reaching 50 years’ milestone, Batliboi Machine Tool Group too celebrates coming this far with it. The Group has never left IMTEX’s side since its beginning and plans to stay conjoined, working together towards achieving further goals.
One of the architects of an emerging, engineering India, Batliboi Machine Tool Group has forged ahead successfully since its inception in 1892 and occupies a prominent position as a leading engineering company today. Its operations cover a wide range of industries including Machine Tools, Air Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Textile Machinery, Renewable Energy, Motors, International Marketing and Logistics.
The company has been an integral part of IMTEX since its beginning, growing with it year after year.
“IMTEX offers more opportunities to engage with our customers and present new products and technologies,” states Kabir Bhogilal, CXO – Corporate Strategy, Batliboi Ltd.
To celebrate this remarkable journey marked with consistent accomplishments, Batliboi, at IMTEX 2019, is showcasing a collage of its memories of its participation in the show spanning last 50 years.
IMTEX 2019 is Special
At the upcoming IMTEX, Batliboi is participating with its Principal SKODA Machine Tool a.s, Czech Republic with whom it has over 60 years of association in India. SKODA, with over 105 years of experience in the business and 4,000 machines exported worldwide, has earned its position as the world’s leading manufacturer of Heavy Duty Horizontal Boring and Milling Machines and Heavy Duty Universal Horizontal Lathes.
“The company offers custom-based solutions for Wind Energy Sector for manufacturing wind turbines and provides best solutions for machining of the main wind turbine workpieces, ranging from 0.8 MW up to 7.58 MW, e.g. Main Frames, Hubs, Main Shafts, Rotor Blades,” informs Bhogilal.
“As a team we have sold over 130 machines directly to our esteemed customers. In addition, we continue to serve our large number of customers who have imported SKODA machines as pre-owned,” he reveals.
The company is traditionally renowned for its precision and cutting-edge technologies. INDUSTRY 4.0 – SKODA applies the latest trends of next step in industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and its revolu-tionary approach creates an intelligent network system where the company and its customers can operate the machine in a more flexible and innovative way.
Plants and Subsidiaries
“We are not just about manufacturing and sourcing leading brands from across the world to meet customer requirement in the Indian market. Engineering excellence for us is more about being ready for tomorrow; it’s about being machined for the future,” states Bhogilal articulating what the company stands for.
“Our focus has always been to engineer futuristic products through sustained investment in technology,” he adds.
“Our manufactured and marketed machines – metal cutting and metal forming machines find their presence is in the entire Engineering Sector – Automotive, Die & Mould, General Engineering, Heavy Engineering, Power Equipment Manufacturers, Wind Power, Nuclear, Defence, Aerospace, Fabrication, Forging, Powder Metallurgy, R&D and even in Jewellery & Medical Devices,” informs Bhogilal.
The Group’s Machine Tool plants at Surat (India) and Peterborough (Canada) are technologically empowered to
design, manufacture and de-liver high-end Machine Tools. It has a nationwide network of offices supported by qualified sales and service engineers.
The Surat facility is situated on 180,000 sq mt of land. It has a well-equipped design and manufacturing facility of 30,000 sq mt including a foundry. The products manu-factured here include CNC Vertical Machining Centers, CNC Turning Centers, Double Column Machining Centers, VTLs, Conventional and CNC Drilling Machines.
The Canadian subsidiary, Quickmill Inc., headquartered in Peterborough, is engaged in the manufacturing and
sale of large sized Gantry Drilling and Milling Machines. Its customers are mainly from Energy, Heat Exchangers, Oil & Gas, Structural Steel & Job Shop manufacturing and Aerospace sectors.
On the ratio of the standardized and customized offerings by the Group, he responds, “Customization has to be offered by any manufacturer as per customer expectations in any Industry. We do offer the same as per customer demand and the proportion varies from time-to-time.”
It Takes a Lot to Succeed
When asked about the impressive list of clientele, Bhogilal divulges what it takes to reach the place the Group has reached, “In any transfor-mation, to remain successful, business and technology need to work in tandem. While the business provides the vision, technology provides the structure to deliver it. Both are highly valuable, and neither can be done in isolation. To ensure everyone remains invested, we build meaningful relationships through customer satisfaction.”
“From our experience over the years we have built momentum and credibility. This has been possible due to the dedication and performance of our employees,” he sums up.
“IMTEX offers more opportunities to engage with our customers and present new products and technologies. To celebrate our remarkable journey with the show, we are showcasing a collage of our memories at IMTEX spanning last 50 years.”
CXO – Corporate Strategy
Batliboi is participating with its Principal SKODA Machine Tool a.s, Czech Republic, world’s leading manufacturer of Heavy Duty Horizontal Boring and Milling Machines and Heavy Duty Universal Horizontal Lathes in the 50th edition of IMTEX & Tooltech Show.