Whenever there is a requirement of a tough customization job, the first name that springs to mind is Kirloskar Electric Company Ltd. The skill base of the company is on par with international standards, and very few challenges are turned away. The history of Kirloskar Electric comprises many customization achievements that few engineering companies would attempt.
The R&D infrastructure, the knowledge and skill base of highly qualified and experienced engineers, and corporate zest, are the secrets behind the hard work and dedication that have resulted in the exhaustive list of customization projects in Defence, Railways, Power, and diverse complex industrial applications.
When India embarked on an indigenization drive to substitute for imports in the seventies, Kirloskar Electric took the lead in the electrical engineering sector to ensure that quality standards would not dip.
Kirloskar Electric worked closely with the Indian Military to take up innovative tasks, which called for a high degree of expertise like containerized power supply units for missile projects, power sources for application and high security communication systems.
When Indian Railways built the first power cars for Rajdhani Express, the Development and Standard Organization of Railways along with Kirloskar Electric designers brought out improved versions. They customized the generators for arduous working in coaches subjected to horizontal and vertical accelerations for several years. Even today, Kirloskar Electric supplies several versions of AC generators to power cars.
The R&D facilities include testing labs that have achieved certification by leading organizations of the world for USA & UK, and even the hard to get NVLAP Accreditation from the US Federal Government.