Timeline

1959:

  • Guindy Machine Tools Ltd., founded with a factory area of 3000 sq.ft., a shaping machine and one employee.

1960- 1970:

  • Commenced the manufacture of Cast Iron Surface plates
  • M/s Voltas Limited appointed as Sole Selling Agents for Surface Plates opening up access to the Indian industrial market.
  • GMT also commenced manufacture of 3-jaw hand-operated chucks designed by M/s Berg & Company, Bielefeld, West Germany
  • In addition to Surface Plates, Angle Plates, Box Plates and Straight Edges added to product range
  • Factory of 6000 sq. ft constructed at Pallikarani Village and after that, the employee strength augmented to 40.
  • Because of the internal demand for high quality castings required for the manufacture of Surface Plates, Angle Plates, Box Plates and Straight Edges, a captive ferrous foundry was established.

1971-1980:

  • Granite Surface Plates, Power Operated Chucks and Hydraulic & Pneumatic cylinders added to product line
  • Machine tool building activity also started with the manufacture of flat lapping machines, belt grinders and drilling machines.
  • Because of establishing Sales and Marketing network across India the quantum of orders increased. First consignment of granite surface plates exported to USA.
  • Besides surface grinders, cylindrical grinding machines also added to machine tool line.

1981-1990:

  • In order to deal with mechatronic issues in machine tool building activity, Electronics Design and Development department was established
  • Design and back-office processes computerised
  • Factory premises expanded to 40,000 sq. ft and the number of employees also increased to 250
  • Besides, high speed chucks and also hydraulic cylinders for CNC turning centers manufactured
  • CNC surface grinders developed

1991-2000:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning introduced
  • Started work towards ISO 9001 certification
  • Received ISO 9001 certification

New Products

  • CNC creep feed grinder
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic indexing tables of +/- 3 arc second accuracy
  • Co-ordinate Measuring Machine
  • CNC Cylindrical grinder
  • Further Special Workholding like Pitch Line Bevel Gear Chuck, Twist Finger Chuck and Jelly-filled Expanding Mandrel developed
  • CNC Internal, Face and OD Grinder
  • CNC Vertical Twins Spindle Grinder
  • NC Rotary table
  • Universal grinding machine of higher capacity
  • 3000 mm dia single side lapping machine
  • Economic version of Co-Ordinate Measuring Machine
  • Open type steady rests for CNC Machine

2000- 2010:

  • Economic versions of CMMs exported to USA and Japan
  • GMT’s touch sensitive probes for CMMs patented
  • Twist finger chuck with self centering location manufactured
  • Certification for both ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 received
  • With the arrival of the new millennium, GMT embarked on a multi-faceted approach to policy and procedures. Besides, the aim was to gather and document expert knowledge of a wide-ranging pool of engineers and workers with ability to produce results-oriented deliverables.
  • Streamlined manufacturing, also built up factory area , optimized machine usage, developed vendors and hired consultants to train human resources
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