Acumac has developed a high precision external cylindrical grinder with internal grinding capabilities as well as CAM grinding. While the concept has been around for some time, it is yet gain popularity in the Indian market. With a higher price tag as compared to a conventional grinder, Patil says the rigidity of this machine is quite high. “We decided to make this at Acumac because we have always been interested in high precision jobs. What excites us is when clients demand equipment that are not available in India and we have to make it for them,” he adds.
Patil was happy about having sold a premium machine to a company manufacturing products for the aerospace industry. He says with a sense of pride that all the machines manufactured by Acumac are indigenous and based on the 50-year experience of the company. Since we are in the spindles business, we have put in modern technology and built in a motor spindle in external grinding.
In terms of R&D, the company offers several advantages to its customers through design and manufacture of completely customised machines that achieve decimal point precision. “We work on projects and products that customers need. It is also the reason why we offer a complete solution to so that they don’t need to reach out to several vendors,” says Patil.
He also admits that Acumac works with a small customer base, who regularly come up with repeat orders. Most of its customers have been buying from the company last eight years. “My customer base has not grown as much as we have grown, but yes, the orders from the same customers keep coming,” he adds.