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Star List 2018 - Gautam Maini, MD, Maini Precision Products

By Niranjan Mudholkar,

Added 31 January 2018

The Machinist Star List is an annual feature which aims at recognising the iconic leaders of Indian manufacturing. The Star List 2018 includes the leaders from various sectors of the manufacturing industry. It is their vision of steering their respective companies ahead and passion towards the manufacturing industry that makes them extraordinary individuals.


An alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, Gautam Maini
started working in Maini Precision Products Limited (Bangalore) in 1989 immediately after earning his B. Com (Hons.) degree. For the next two years, he received rigorous training under different senior professionals in the organisation including his father Dr. S K Maini, the Founder Chairman of Maini Precision Products. His training was  focussed on all key areas of the business such as production, logistics, purchase, stores, estimation, quality, HR, and so on. He also went through extensive training in Bosch to learn their systems of purchase and logistics.

Since MPP was exporting over 85 percent of its turnover during that time, Gautam Maini was sent to Europe for a couple of months for hands on marketing experience. In 1996, he was given a two-year assignment to run Maini Group’s Granite Outfit and he turned it around.

In 1998, he came back as Managing Director of MPP. Since then, he has put all his efforts to grow the business from under EUR 2.5 million sales in 2001 to US$60 million currently. Today, MPP exports 55 percent of its products to Europe and USA. The list of clients includes Bosch, Eaton Corporation, Volvo Powertrain, GM Powertrain, Getrag, Magneti Marelli, Safran Aircraft Engines, Deutz AG, and Magellan amongst others.

MPP has today grown from three manufacturing locations to ten locations. In 2004, Gautam Maini led MPP’s successful foray into the
aerospace segment, thus also derisking the business. Recently, Gautam Maini ensured that an Integrated Management System was put in place to make the operations more efficient while also reducing the number of audits. With this team, he is now all set to take MPP to the next level.


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