The Gala Group, headed by Mr. Kirit Gala, believes that ‘Innovation is about challenging conventional wisdom and finding creative solutions, challenging the obvious and combining discipline and competency in precision engineering.‘ It proclaims that it is engaged in engineering next generation solutions for a world on the move. Gala is a leader in manufacturing torque fatigue disc springs, regular springs and strip springs catering to the globe. The company is also a name to reckon with in providing surface engineering solutions galore. Mr. P.K. Balasubbramaniian converses with Mr. Anand Kaundanya, Chief Operating Officer- Surface Engineering at Gala Precision Engineering Pvt. Ltd. to get a ringside view of the company’s innovations and engineering solutions which help the customer achieve superlative quality and excellent performance of his end products. Excerpts:
Mr. Anand Kaundanya,
Chief Operating Officer- Surface Engineering
Gala Precision Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
Q. What are the different types of Springs you offer?
Our range includes Disc Springs, Strip & Spiral Springs, Coil Springs, Special Springs & Assemblies. With our design capability and application engineering, we have become a preferred partner for OEMs.
Q. What are the Surface Engineering Solutions you offer?
We at Gala see surface refinement as an art in engineering that we have developed with decades of experience and continuous innovations. Today we offer sophisticated, customized Surface Engineering solutions in the fields of Deburring, Finishing, Washing & Cleaning.
Finishing is a proven, highly effective form of surface engineering. It occupies an important place in the production process. Our deburring & finishing solutions are tailored to suit the ever-increasing demands of modern manufacturing environment. We provide customized integrated solutions suitable for specific products and production requirements.
Q. What is precision cleaning of parts?
The parts cleaning process which results in achieving stringent milipore values and particle size and particle count is known as precision cleaning of parts.
This also calls for complete oil free surface.
Q. What solutions do you provide to achieve precision cleaning of parts?
Precision cleaning of parts can be achieved with a combination of cleaning processes such as Spray, Deep Spray and Ultrasonics. This is supported by basket dunking, basket rotation, basket tilting and agitation. Filtration at multiple levels is equally important. We provide all types of cleaning solutions under one roof. This includes all types of spray cleaning machines such as conveyorised, rotary basket, indexing station and customized. Tabletop ultrasonic to multistage ultrasonic cleaning systems up to 5000 ltr work chamber with complete automated basket handling mechanisms are provided. We also offer:
Q. Could you throw some light on your manufacturing facilities?
We have our manufacturing facilities in Wada, Maharashtra, some 40 kms from our corporate office in Thane. The plant spread across an area of 31,000 sq. mtrs, houses our Machine Manufacturing Division as well as our R & D Centre. The R & D Centre conducts pre-sales trial to develop finishing & cleaning solutions to achieve the desired results. The Centre is equipped with a dozen machines for pre-sales trials; 85 varieties of media and 20 varieties of chemicals, and a plethora of instruments to measure various parameters like surface finish, critical dimensions, milipore value, etc.
In the Design Office, we have facilities like AutoCAD, 3D modeling and modern work stations. We also have in-house facilities for SS & MS fabrication and machining.
Q. What’s your marketing / service setup?
We have a team of highly trained sales engineers stationed in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi. We also have an extensive service network covering major industrial belts across the country to attend to service calls. Service is crucial in our business.
Q. Who are your major customers?
We have customers representing various industry segments. These include:
Auto Sector: Bosch, Bajaj Auto, Eaton, GKN, Pricol, Tata Motors, and Volvo
Bearings: FAG, NBC, NRB and SKF
General Engineering: Godrej, LMW and Sandvik
Energy & Power: ABB, Alstom, Areva, BHEL, Crompton Greaves and Suzlon
PSUs: Ordnance Factories, HAL, BHEL, MMTC, etc.
These are some of our major customers.
Following are some of our recent achievements:
Q. What are your new thrust areas?
Our thrust areas and new initiatives include:
Q. What’s your vision for Gala Precision?
Our core ideology is to be Genuine, Trustworthy, Sincere, Innovative, and Committed to continuous learning and spreading knowledge. Our vision is to be No.1 in every market we serve and build the sinews of this organization to have the strength of a big enterprise and at the same time the leanness and agility of a small company. The Group will be driven by entrepreneurship and professionalism and will offer great opportunities to deserving and dynamic individuals to make their mark in the world of scientific management. Furthermore, Gala will remain committed to spiritual orientation and peaceful co-existence of all stakeholders.
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