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ACE List 2017 - Sudhir Mehta, CMD, Pinnacle Industries Ltd

By Swati Deshpande,

Added 25 August 2017

We are looking to build on this success by introducing more innovative offerings in the future and expanding our foothold in potential markets.

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Pinnacle Industries Ltd. was set up in 1996 in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh. How has been its journey since inception? “Over the last several years we have continuously invested in and expanded our technology partnerships, manufacturing systems, product range and clientele to emerge as India’s largest commercial vehicle, bus seating and interiors company. Today, Pinnacle Industries has the largest engineering and development team focused on commercial vehicle seating and interiors. Our vision is to be the preferred seating and interiors systems partner for our customers by providing a full range of solutions starting from product design to manufacturing,” informed Sudhir Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, Pinnacle Industries Ltd.

Elaborating on the company’s manufacturing facilities, he mentioned, “Our manufacturing facility is based in Pithampur, MP and is certified for ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. Our production capacity has grown manifold over the years with current installed capacity standing at 24 lakh seats per annum. The plant, sprawling over 18 acres possesses Injection moulding machines ranging from 60 T to 650 T, Multi axis CNC tube bending machines, press for stamping of sheet metal parts using 10–400 T mechanical and hydraulic presses, a fully automated powder coating plant with conveyor speed of five meters per min, two oval carousals for flexible Polyurethane foams and rigid integral skin PU foams for steering and grab handle etc. We have high-tech ’Polyol ’blending plant to back up the Flexible PU foam manufacturing. The
state-of-the-art factory also houses ultra-modern facilities for upholstery stitching and facility for PU moulding dashboard. Modern Robotic welding facility is setup to ensure consistent quality and improved productivity.”

He added, “We are one of the largest manufactures of extruded ABS sheets – having thermoforming capacity along with 5 axis CNC routers for trimming. Additionally, we also have in-house demo centre and a customer support centre. We have been manufacturing hi-tech quality products for both national as well as global markets in compliance with all the international safety and quality norms.”

Elaborating on the year gone by, Mehta said, “We saw two major economic decisions taken by the government, one being the GST and the second being the demonetisation. The BS-III ban also had its bearing on automobile segment, eventually impacting our business as well.”

“Having said that, we still registered double-digit growth, thanks to the market demand for our state-of-the-art products and solutions. We are looking ahead to build on this success by introducing more innovative offerings in the future and expanding our foothold in potential markets. With our diverse product portfolio, trusted partners and effective solutions, we aim to become and be perceived as the partner of choice for automotive seating and interiors for all buses and trucks. We look forward strengthening our partnerships with industry players and the government whilst developing the ecosystem, in addition to fostering greater customer relationship,” he continued while he spoke on the forecast.

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