With the anticipated robust growth of the manufacturing segment in India, the demand for engineered fasteners and metal to metal Sealing Technology will also increase considerably. In addition, industries are now adopting new technologies to improve their product design and quality wherein they are eliminating usage of conventional fasteners and old sealing technology and adopting latest technology in fasteners and sealing solutions from multiple hardware manufacturers.
It is now imperative for any manufacturers, more so automotive related companies that cannot afford to have any production stoppage, to opt for a well-established and highly experienced hardware company that can deliver reliable quality products with on-time delivery and an excellent aftersales service. Avlock International India established in 2014, is once such company and is an Indo-South African joint venture between Avlock International (South Africa) & G. Bulchandani Family (India).
As a group, Avlock has more than 40 years of experience in the fastener/hardware manufacturing and supply segment, Avlock India can deliver quality fasteners and hardware to its clients with quick turnaround time and extraordinary after-sales services. The organization has dedicatedly invested in stocking, warehousing and logistics on a PAN-India level to meet with exacting demands of their customers in a minimum time frame.
Sameer Bulchandani, Director - Avlock India shares, “We are one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of engineered hardware, including fasteners and metal to metal sealing technology to the Automotive, Hydraulics, Rail, Solar, Mining, electrical, electronics and even Building and Construction Industries. With more than 40 years of experience, we are one of the top ten engineered hardware suppliers in India and the top choice, as the main hardware supplier, for several of our customers. Apart from serving Indian customers, we also export our own locally manufactured products around the world”.
Certified Quality Products
As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Avlock India strives to deliver assured quality products to its clientele. Today, every product of Avlock India passes through stringent quality inspections, right from procurement of the raw material to delivery of the finished products. Moreover, along with delivering end-to-end fastening and sealing solutions to their clientele, the firm also provides dedicated support for installation tools which is
extremely essential for the installation of Avlock specialty products.
Country Manager Nishant Bagwe mentions, “In addition to our own manufactured product line, we also import complimentary products from well-established channel partners for whom we stock, distribute and offer logistic support and a local presence”.
The skilled engineers of Avlock India also play a significant role in effectively assisting the product designers in selecting the appropriate fastening solution to fit their particular purpose. Through the well-trained team and strategic branch offices around India, Avlock India is able to cover the entire geography of the country to offer excellent after-sales service.
“We are well-equipped to support a customized solution as per customer application and demand. Our 24x7 after-sales service backup is one of the major factors that set us apart from other players in this segment”, adds Bagwe.
Serving Different Industries
Currently, Avlock caters to various industries such as automotive, bus body building, construction industry, white goods manufacturer, electrical and electronics industries, heavy engineering industries like railways, solar, power and mining etc. “We supply various types of Blind Rivets, Blind Rivet Nuts, Expander Plugs, Heavy duty fasteners for Railways and Mining industries and also manufacture and supply installation tools required for various types of fasteners. With time, Avlock India has developed its competency to deliver a complete fastening solution to the customers”, points out Bagwe.
Owing to the company’s undivided attention towards uncompromising quality and after-sales service, reputed brands like Hero, L&T, Godrej, Indian Railways, Tata, Mahindra, Caterpillar, Panasonic, Foxconn and more are amongst its reputed clients.
Avlock India’s product line include fasteners as well as sealing technology and miscellaneous architectural hardware. The recent add on to the Architectural Division product line has been 'Mungo' maker of building and construction heavy duty fasteners.
With more than 40 years of experience as a group company, we are one of the top 10 specialty fastener and hardware suppliers in India
Presently, the establishment operates under four divisions, namely - Light Engineering Division, Heavy Engineering Division, Sealing & Flow Control (SFC) Division and Architectural Division.
The Future Outlook
Avlock India started its operations in the country in 2014 as a joint venture with its South African counterpart Avlock International Fastening Systems. In the past few years, the company has shown very rapid growth for itself on every front like increasing customer base, revenue with yearly growth of average 35-40 percent which is a remarkable achievement. “Even during the pandemic, we have achieved reasonable growth wherein various other companies incurred losses. Despite all odds, we expect ourselves to grow at similar pace, if not faster, in the upcoming years”, opined Bulchandani.
At present, Avlock India is looking to establish strategic marketing tie-ups with several distributors around the world to promote their own manufactured hydraulic power rigs, tools and special fasteners.
With the advent of sustainability, especially in the auto sector, Avlock too has found a niche for their products in this space, especially for their sealing technology and engineered fasteners which have found wide applications in BEV (Battery Electric Vehicles) and PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles). Avlock have forecasted a large chunk of their future growth based on these new applications.