The precision machining industry is witnessing substantial growth due to the pressing demands of industries ranging from aviation, healthcare, machine tools, automotive, energy and the make in India initiative. However, the lack of quality in production, ability to meet deadlines, and utilization of sub-par machinery has tarnished India’s reputation globally, creating challenges for major players in the industry to expand.
Nevertheless, persistent, and dedicated industry leaders like Creative Tools & Components (CTCIPL) - a Pune based precision component manufacturer, with over 25 years of experience and ISO 9001 accreditation- is combating these challenges while carving a niche with a remarkable record of unmatched quality and on-time delivery.
The Inception Story
Originating with three Cummins employees, the firm’s journey began by supplying diesel engine components & machining fixtures. Diversification initiatives spurred by the 2008-09 financial crisis led the firm to become a Tier-I supplier to various industries, including Oil & Gas, Machine Tools, Material Handling, and Instrumentation & Process Engineering. Growing consistently since its inception, the company today boasts an impressive 150+ employee strength, 30 percent of which are women.
Recently, the company expanded into the medical sector, serving as a contract manufacturer for implants and surgical instruments across various segments, trusted by renowned hospitals in India.
CTCIPL manufactures and supplies critical machined components and sub-assemblies, typically used in the oil and gas sector for downhole drilling applications. Furthermore, the firm also supplies parts to process industries used in food, pharma & environment sector, which demand a high level of cleanliness. With over 50 percent of its sales generated from exports, the firm proudly demonstrates its global competence.
“Tailoring a diverse component portfolio, we showcase precision machining expertise across a wide spectrum of materials including Aluminum, Copper based alloys, Alloy Steels, Stainless Steels, Inconel and Titanium. Embracing lean practices and methodologies, using Poka Yoke concepts and setting up robust process design, we deftly manage setups in component machining. This approach ensures a built-in quality in the manufacturing stage. In-house Tool Design & Tool manufacturing aids us in shorter lead times for new product development. A well-managed inventory empowers us to consistently meet promised delivery schedules. We engage in design assessments for manufacturability, offer reverse engineering services, and closely collaborate with customers on VAVE projects, all while upholding ethical business practices and embracing our core values”, shares Rounak Timble, Head of the Medical Vertical.
Adhering to stringent quality management systems tailored to each sector's unique demands has led CTCIPL to become a trusted partner of all the Customers. The company specializes in small and medium batch production requirements efficiently while also ensuring high quality results by meeting the client’s expectations. The firm’s QMS Certifications, namely ISO 9001, ISO 13485, 3.1 Certification along with the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and sourcing of raw materials from Grade-A suppliers, reflect the multi-layered quality control procedures.
“We aim to bolster our capacities, incorporating advanced machinery and embracing complexity enhancements within the engineering domain. Our blueprint emphasizes the integration of state-of-the-art 5-axes machines and robust multi-tasking machines, propelling our enterprise into a realm of unparalleled efficiency and precision”, adds Himkedar Luktuke, Founder Director.
In a visionary stride towards the future, the company envisions the establishment of a cutting-edge, 10,000 square feet facility meticulously designed for the medical sector. This state-of-the-art edifice will seamlessly adhere to the regulatory norms defined by the governing body, CDSCO, ensuring the highest standards of quality and compliance. This strategic initiative isn't just about physical expansion; it signifies the firm’s deep commitment to enhancing its engagement with the medical community; with the aspirations of becoming the top choice in the sector.