A trailblazing story! That is how we could describe our journey in this highly competitive, fast paced and ever changing auto industry.
A. COMPANY HISTORY
Autoline Industries Ltd (AIL) (incorporated on December 16, 1996, as Autoline Stampings Private Ltd.) was initially set up in January 1995 as a partnership firm known as "Autoline Pressings" under Indian Partnership Act 1932, with a capital of Rs. 0.30 million & term loan of Rs. 0.15 million from State Bank of India and Cash Credit limit of Rs.0.05 million.Our Company has grown into a medium sized engineering and auto ancillary Company, manufacturing sheet metal components, sub-assemblies and assemblies, tubular structures, fabrications, exhaust Systems, Foot Control Modules etc. for large OEMs in the Automobile Industry.
The turnover has risen from Rs. 1.10 million in Financial year 1995-96 to Rs. 7500 million in financial year 2011-12.
We are a prominent Pune based leading auto components manufacturer and supplier to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Automobile companies with presence in the Domestic and International markets. The Company has three business divisions namely Medium and Large Stamped Assemblies, Mechanical Assembly / Driver Control Systems and Concept, Styling, Designing, Analysis Application Software Services.
August 2004, was a major turning point in Our Company’s history. Tata Motors was looking to entrust the manufacture of the load body of their new mini truck to someone whose capabilities they believed in. It was a challenge, no doubt, for a Company with highly skilled yet small team that had hitherto handled designs and manufacture of small and medium assemblies. However, being a team that enjoys challenges, Autoline got cracking and tackled the job so efficiently that in precisely 20 weeks, the first load body for mini truck model named ACE came off the assembly and six months later a 200 strong workforce was rolling out 150 load bodies in a 3 shift day! As ACE became a runway success,
six months down the line, another fully automated line had to be set up to meet the demand of 400 units per day.
Today, with over 1,000 product offerings,Our Company is able to cater to the requirements of varied category of vehicles like Passenger Vehicles (PVs), Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), Multi Utility Vehicles (MUVs), Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs), Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCVs) and other vehicles of any capacity. Due to excellent quality in work, cost competitiveness, timely deliveries and State of the Art Tool Room facility with latest CAD / CAM facilities, the company has, in a short span, become prime vendor to all the reputed Auto Manufacturers in Pune, and across the world.
Our Company has :
• Twelve state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Pune, Maharashtra,
Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, Dharwad, USA (Butler, Indiana State) and South Korea.
• Four Design Units in Pune, Chennai, Troy - Michigan, USA and Milan, Italy
• State of the art Tool Room Facility at Chakan, Pune.
• Unique capability of offshore Designing and Manufacturing model.
• Diversified product range with a portfolio of over 1,000 products ranging from PVs,
SUVs, MUVs, LCVs, MCVs, HCVs.
• A strong Clientele – leading OEMs like - Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra,
General Motors, Volkswagen, Ashok Leyland Nissan, Bharat Benz (Daimler India),
Ford to name a few.
B. GROWTH IN TERMS OF NUMBERS
The turnover of our Company has accordingly increased from a modest Rs. 6.30 million as on 31.03.1997 to Rs. 7483.50 million (on consolidated basis) as on 31.03.2012, in just 15 year's time. All the manufacturing facilities have been certified as ISO/TS 19649: 2002 by TUV(Rh), Germany.
C. GROWTH IN TERMS OF INFRASTRUCTRE FACILITIES
Considering the rapid growth in the business,our company was in need of additional space and manufacturing capacities. Therefore 3 to 4 expansions had to be taken up in quick succession during last 1998 to 2008. Initially operations began at Kudalwadi with 10,000 sq. ft. plot area, then expanded to Chakan with 114,000 sq. ft.
Plot area and T-135, MIDC, Bhosari with 53,000 sq. ft. plot area. Further additional Land of 15 Acres (600,000 sq. ft. area approx) was acquired in Chakan very near to the existing Factory in 2004. Out of the 15 acres land acquired, 10 acres has been utilized to set up a new modern manufacturing facility on a built-up area of 2,30,000 sq. ft. Further 3.5 acres of land was acquired at Mahalunge, Chakan, in 2008 on which 1,00,000 sq. ft of factory shed has been built up for speciality products. . In November 2011 our Company completed the amalgamation of business activities with its subsidiaries Nirmiti Autocomponents Pvt. Ltd. and Western Pressings Ltd. A manufacturing plant has been set up at Dharwad in Southern India, to cater to the growing needs of Domestic OEMs and particularly for the IRIS and ZIP models manufactured by Tata Motors.Our Company has set up manufacturing facilities located at Plot Nos. 5, 6 & 8, Sector 11, IIE, Rudrapur, SIDCUL, Uttarakhand for manufacturing various sheet metal components and Welded Assemblies. Major Assemblies being Ace Load Body, Assembly Front Door inner – Ace 0.75 ton & Super Ace, ZIP, IRIS, Panel Front Door Outer – Ace 0.75 ton & Super Ace, Assembly Front wall - Super Ace & Venture, Sub frame Assembly – Venture, Load Floor Assembly –ZIP, Hinges – Ace Family etc. These units supply to Tata Motors Ltd. for domestic as well as export vehicles i.e. Ace (0.75 Ton) , Ace Magic, Super Ace, Venture, Magic IRIS, Ace ZIP etc. and is expected to take care of the large volume growth at Uttarakhand. At the heart of our diversification has been our innovative approach to not only produce new products but also improve our existing products and services through Value Engineering. Your company endeavours to bring products which satisfy the end user requirements. Thus existing operations of
our Company are spread at twelve places (including subsidiaries) with good infrastructure facilities.
D. CURRENT POSITION
Our Company has grown by leaps and bounds from a single plant, a modest capital and a small staff to a company having 12
manufacturing units and over 3000 strong human resource. Our Company Industries has traversed a growth path at an enviable pace;
all thanks to excellent work quality, cost competitiveness, timely deliveries and state-of-the-art Tool Room with latest CAD / CAM facilities.
Autoline has the unique capability of Offshore Designing & Manufacturing model (ODM) through DEP Autoline LLC, USA, a Detroit USA based firm specializing in Design Engineering. At Our Company, we are continuously renewing technology and upgrading quality standards, keeping in mind international benchmarks.
E. MANUFACTURING PROGRESS
Our Company has an ultramodern manufacturing facility and has the experience of producing large volumes in specified time and to the required quality specifications, customized to the requirements of the customer, as per their drawings / samples provided. Various operations on metal sheets (pre-cut to strips as per requirement of jobs) like blanking, bending, trimming, forming, piercing, etc. are carried out with appropriate dies loaded and set in the required size and capacity. The components that require welding are sent to the welding shop for welding and assembly. There is a quality check at every level and before final dispatch. All processes are completed as per the Quality Plan for each Component as specified by the ISO/TS 16949:2002 Standards for Quality and Processes.
Our Company has set up World class facilities for maintenance of sophisticated Dies given by the OEMs which has given an impetus to further orders from them.
Autoline has made sophisticated large sized Dies up to 3 meters, for in-house production and on orders from clients.
The application (with the help of DEP Autoline LLC USA) of virtual reality technology in product design, engineering, and manufacturing has revolutionized the work besides cutting the time and cost of development.
Using the power of collaborative visualization, Our Company now facilitate collaborative decision making and multi-disciplinary communications that enable companies to identify and resolve
manufacturing design problems while in a virtual state with significantly reduced developmental time and money for our customers, all the OEMs in the Automobile Industries around the world. These processes have been successfully applied while developing components/assemblies for General Motors, Daimler, Volkswagen, Ashok Leyland-Nissan etc.
Our Company provides a wide range of engineering enterprise services, based on a combination of business consulting, product design, and IT skills. Some of the product innovations undertaken by our company in association with the subsidiary companies encompass High Deck Load Body,
Load Body Weight Optimization, Pedal Assemblies, Park Brake Assemblies and Jack Assemblies. These have been well accepted by OEMs, both global and domestic. Notably our Company has also been awarded patents by the United States patent Office and that has enabled us to obtain good brand visibility world over.
F. TOOL ROOM FACILITIES
Every manufacturing facility has a tool room attached. Besides, there is an ultra-modern Tool Room with 60,000 built up area at Chakan, equipped with Hartford CNC Vertical Milling Centres, TAL's Computerised Milling Centre, Wire-cut Machines, Horizontal Boring Machine and host of other supporting tooling machinery to take care of even the large size dies. This is supported by a state-of-the-art Design Engineering setup with the latest Hardware and Software backed by CAD/CAE/CAM facilities for optimum utilization of tool room machinery. The acquisition of Autoline Design Software Ltd., has added world-class design engineering capabilities to our ensemble. The Company thus has set up World class facilities for maintenance of sophisticated Dies given by the OEMs which has given an impetus to further orders from them.Our Company has made sophisticated large sized Dies up to 3.5 meters, for in-house production and also on orders from customers.
G. BUSINESS SEGMENTS – STRUCTURE
Our Company is engaged in the business of Conceptualizing, Styling, Design – Engineering, Prototyping and manufacturing of auto components through following business segments:
Our Company made an Initial Public Offer in January, 2007 for raising resources to meet ever expanding needs. It is listed on Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd – 532797 and National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. – AUTOIND`
Our untiring efforts of adhering to global quality standards, enhancing production efficiency, upgrading to fast changing requirements of OEMs, customization of products and solutions, and a strong focus on product innovation and improvisation have yielded an overall improvement in performance.