A Switzerland based octogenarian Indian scientist decided to give something back to his country. Being a scientist, it was only natural that he did a fair amount of research to identify the areas where he could contribute meaningfully. He realized that the youth of the country needed jobs and they also first needed the skills to do these jobs. This was the basic premise on which Dr. Rajendra Joshi and his wife Ursula Joshi founded the RUJ Group in 2016 in Rajasthan. The RUJ Group today operates six companies and one skilled university called the Bhartiya Skill Development University.
Skill and employ
Having closely studied the Swiss, German and Austrian economies, Dr. Joshi realized that the success of these economies has been primarily driven by the development of skilled workforce as well as their passionate pursuit for precision and excellence. “The RUJ Group strongly believes that skill development has a pivotal role to play in shaping the destiny of India. Our belief is that only skilled and efficient workforce with their expertise can produce quality products and can enable the nation grow in global competition. Our key objective is to contribute towards skill development of Indian youth, make them job ready and assimilate them into different companies including the RUJ Group companies,” he says.
Taking ahead the thought of providing job opportunities to the skilled youth and of creating a manufacturing facility to provide high-quality precision products, the RUJ Group established a company called RUJ & SRM Mechanics Pvt. Ltd. (RS India) through a joint venture with a Swiss Company SRM Technologies AG. RS India inaugurated its Swiss precision and assembly plant at the Mahindra World City in Jaipur in March 2018. Speaking about this plant, Dr. Joshi pointed out that various sectors in India today witness a great demand of precision parts and despite the relatively high number of precision parts manufacturers, the sector is challenged by import reliance. “Investment in manufacturing of precision parts is essential to further develop and expand prime sectors of the economy, including the automotive, healthcare, logistics and electronic industries. Seeing the opportunity in India, we are offering the Swiss precision and assembly solutions with the world class plant equipped with international machineries and technology in India.”
The Machinist recently visited this new plant in Jaipur to understand its capabilities. Jayant Joshi, MD, RS India said, “The RS India Jaipur plant is a highly technical and zero error precision parts manufacturing unit. We are very proud to have such a plant in India, and that too at Jaipur.” At RS India, the manufacturing processes and techniques like milling, turning, Swiss style lathe and turning, surface grinding, cylindrical grinding, punching, laser cutting, heat treating, anodizing, planting, powder coating, direct material laser sintering (DLMS), injection molding etc. processes are available with the technologically advanced machineries imported from Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Japan. According to Herbert Rosenast, the Plant Head and the GM of Engineering Units for RS India, these machines are equipped with programmable visual systems that complement and enhance process control capabilities. “These systems help reduce inspection time, eliminate human error, and generate statistical data in real time to keep a check allowing constant quality monitoring. Our machines are capable of unattended production time of up to 24 hours daily,” he says.
The Company is capable of producing high quality precision parts from small to midsize dimensions and quantities, pre-assembled and tested components, medical devices for surgery etc. The production site also includes a training centre, where up to 90 trainees at a time can complete a basic training as polytechnicians. The company will be soon obtaining ISO 9001 and 13485 (medical services) certification along with ISO 14001 (Environmental Aspects) and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety) certifications.
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“Investment in manufacturing of precision parts is essential to further develop and expand prime sectors of the economy, including the automotive, healthcare, logistics and electronic industries.” – Dr. Rajendra Joshi, Founder-Chairman, RUJ Group