Annual Report

Annual Report 2014 - 2015
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One day training programme was conducted on 05th April 2014, at IIF-Coimbatore chapter seminar hall. The topic was on 'Green Sand Moulding - Best Practice', conducted by, Mr. C. Sathyamurthi, Head of operations, M/s. Dakshin Foundry, Bangalore. The training programme was well attended by 54 participants from various foundries in and around Coimbatore.

02

10th Council Meeting of IIF Coimbatore Chapter for the year 2014-15 was held on 20th April - 2014 at Atmosphere Home Stay, Santri Moo, Near River Side School, Thanthanadu Junction, Kotagiri – 643 217 hosted by Mr. R. Ravindran, M/s Ferro Links, Mr. N. Ramaswamy, M/s Seethalaksmi Steel Castings (P) Ltd, Mr. V. Velusamy, M/s Secan Invest Cast India (P) ltd & Mr. K. Murugaiyan, M/s Karunya Exports and Imports (P) Ltd, Coimbatore. 20 Participants were present at the meeting.

03

IIF Coimbatore Chapter conducted its Edition 2nd Spoken Hindi class for foundry Shop floor Supervisors and Managers from 16th April 2014. Mr. D. Sundaranathan, Managing Executive, from M/s. Dhakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Shaba is the faculty. 18 participants were present from various foundries in and around Coimbatore.

01

One day training programme was organized by IIF Coimbatore Chapter on 10th September 2014, at IIF-Coimbatore chapter seminar hall on the topic 'Casting Defects Identification, Reasons and Corrective Action'handled by, Mr. T. Bakthavathsalam, Foundry Consultant, Coimbatore. 48 participants attended the training programme.

02

The 5th Monthly Chapter Council Meeting for the year 2014-2015 was held on 19th September- 2014 at "Paddock Lawn, The Cosmopolition Club, Race course, Coimbatore, hosted by Mr. P. Chandrasekaran, M/s. Sri Vivegha Engineering Private Limited, Coimbatore. 26 members were present at the meeting.

03

The Institute of Indian Foundrymen, Coimbatore Chapter conducted the 7th Student Chapter Meeting in PSG Polytechnic College, Coimbatore on 16th September 2014. 110 participants attended the training programme.

04

The Institute of Indian Foundrymen, Coimbatore Chapter conducted the 8th Student Chapter Meeting in Kathir College of Engineering, Coimbatore on 22nd September 2014. 100 + participants attended the training programme.

05

A technical session was orgainsed by IIF Coimbatore Chapter on 23rd September 2014, at IIF-Coimbatore chapter - seminar hall. The topic was on "Foundry Automation, Costing & Business Analytics", handled by Mr. Vinay, Technical Director & CEO, SPS Intrad Pvt Ltd, Bangalore. 23 participants attended the training programme.

06

IIF Coimbatore Chapter arranged a Foundry Visit to M/s. Rail Wheel Factory, Bangalore, M/s. Snam Alloys Pvt Ltd, Hosur, Tamilnadu, & M/s. Ace Designers, Bangalore on 26th & 27th September 2014. The visit was headed by Mr. S. Kuppusamy Past President IIF - SR. From Coimbatore 22 members joined for the above visit.


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Pooja at IIF office on the occasion of Ayutha Pooja on 2nd October 2014.

02

One day training programme was conducted on 08th October 2014, at IIF-Coimbatore chapter seminar hall. The topic was on "Managerial Skill Development", handled by Mr. S. Ganesh Babu, CEO, M/s. Winning Minds, Pondicherry. 23 participants attended the training programme.

03

6th Monthly Chapter Council meeting was held at Paddock Lawn, The Cosmopolition Club, Race course, Coimbatore on 17th October- 2014, hosted by Mr. K. Devraj, M/s. Barani Ferro Cast Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore. 26 members attended the Meeting.

04

A Half day presentation programme was conducted by IIF Coimbatore Chapter on 30th October 2014, at IIF-Coimbatore chapter seminar hall. The topic was on "Best Practices for CEOs /Entrepreneurs", handled by, Mr. K. Srinivas Rao, CEO, The Indian Manufacturing Academy & Mr. K. Alexander. Senior Business Consultant, The Indian Manufacturing Academy, Coimbatore & Dr.Nithyanandan Devaraaj, Head - Operations, Larsen & Tourbo Limited, Coimbatore for 22 participants.

01

The Institute of Indian Foundrymen in association with COINDIA, SIEMA, CPC, The Indian th Chamber of Commerce & Industry and TECA conducted a Joint meeting on 05th November 2014 at SIEMA Building, Coimbatore. Proposed Electricity Tariff Revision and present Power situation prevailing in our state was the topic for the discussion. In line with this, a Joint Press meet was also conducted on the above subject. Mr. Jayakumar Ramdass, Chairman, IIF Coimbatore Chapter and other members present at the meeting. 10 participants from IIF were attended the meeting.

02

A Half day an Interactive Session was conducted by IIF Coimbatore Chapter on 06th November 2014, at IIF-Coimbatore chapter seminar hall. The topic was on "U.S. Business Visas - Guidelines & Update", handled by, Mr. Elliot Fertik & Mr. Eric Swinn, visa officials from the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai. 25 participants attended the training programme.

03

A joint meeting was organized between UNIDO, IIF-Coimbatore Chapter, COINDIA, SIEMA, CODISSIA and TECA, on 7th November 2014. The meeting was to review and discuss on work plan of the UNIDO-BEE-GEF Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in MSMEs. Mr. Sanjaya Shreshta, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO, Vienna and Mr. Abishek Nath, National Project Manager, UNIDO, New Delhi were part of the meeting. Mr. Jayakumar Ramdass, Chairman, IIF Coimbatore Chapter, Mr. S. Muthukumar, Hony. Secretary, Mr. N Ramasamy from M/s. Sri Seethalakshmi Steel Castings Pvt Ltd and Mr. N. Gopal attended the meeting on behalf of IIF. 25 participants attended the training programme

04

7th Monthly Chapter Council meeting was held at Paddock Lawn, The Cosmopolition Club, Race course, Coimbatore on 21st November- 2014, hosted by Mr. G. Ezhil, M/s. Ultimate Alloys Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore. 27 participants attended the meeting.

05

A Half day awareness programme on Safety and Health was organised by IIF Coimbatore Chapter on 21st November- 2014 at Paddock Lawn, The Cosmopolition Club, Race course, Coimbatore. The programme was handled by Mr. K. Jagatheesan, Jt. Director of Industrial Safety and Health, Coimbatore. 27 participants attended the programme.

06

One day training programme was conducted on 26th November 2014, at IIF-Coimbatore chapter seminar hall. The topic was on "Harmonics Management and Improving Power Quality in Foundries" handled by Mr. R. Chellappan, Managing Director, Swelect Energy Systems Ltd, Chennai and Mr. Madhu Sudhunan. 35 participants attended the training programme.

07

The Institute of Indian Foundrymen Coimbatore Chapter in association with CII organised the 7th edition National Foundry conclave on 27th & 28th of November 2014, at Hotel Le Meridian, Coimbatore in the theme of Pursuit of Knowledge. There were totally 22 sessions with 60 speakers. The sessions covered Iron, Steel & Aluminium at the 7th edition National Foundry conclave. 600 participants from in and around India were attended the conclave meet.

01

One day training programme was conducted on 10th December 2014, at IIF-Coimbatore chapter seminar hall. The topic was on "Cupola Operation - Practical Aspects", handled by, Mr. T. Bakthavathsalam, Foundry Consultant, Coimbatore. 17 participants attended the training programme meet.

02

The Institute of Indian Foundrymen – Coimbatore Chapter conducted 28th TEXVEL Trophy Foundry Quiz 2014, Instituted by M/s. Velumani Engineering Industry, Coimbatore on 13th December 2014. Mr. C. Sathyamurthy, General Manager, M/s. Aqua sub Engineering (Foundry Division), Coimbatore was the Quiz master. The Quiz programme was well attended by 50 teams; each team consists of 2 participants.

  • The first place team is from, M/s. Larsen & Toubro Ltd - Foundry Business Unit, Coimbatore.
    Mr. N. Arun Kumar & Mr. S. Saravanan.
  • The second place team is from, M/s. PSG Foundry Division, Coimbatore
    Mr. R. D. Sundar & Mr. A. Natrayasamy
  • The third place team is from, M/s. Magna Electro Castings Limited, Coimbatore
    Mr. D. Easwaran & Mr. S. Saminathan.

The prizes were distributed by Mr. Karthikeyan, Managing Director of M/s. Velumani Engineering Industries, Coimbatore.

03

The 53rd SR Formation Celebration Day for the year 2014-2015 was conducted on 19th December 2014 at "Jenney's Club" Coral Hall, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore. 150+ participants attended the meeting.

Mr. C. Ravi Chandramouli, Chairman, SR – IIF, Dr. Nithyanandan Devaraaj, Vice-Chairman, SR - IIF, Mr. K. Balasubramanian, Hony. Secretary, SR - IIF, Mr. N. Ramaswamy, Hony. Treasurer, SR - IIF, Mr. Jayakumar Ramdass, Chairman, Coimbatore Chapter, IIF, Mr. N. Subramaniam, Chief Guest & Mr. Anand Purusothaman, Guest of Honour inaugurated and started the programme with lighting the Kuthuvilakku and a Cake Cutting.

04

8th Monthly Chapter Council Meeting for the year 2014-2015 was conducted on 19th December- 2014 at "Jenney's Club" Coral Hall, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore hosted by M/s. Sree Sakthi Equipment Company, Coimbatore. 29 participants attended the meeting.

05

IIF Coimbatore Chapter in association with Eye Foundation hospital arranged free eye checkup camp for all the staffs of foundries. Free camp in some of the foundries in coimbatore are completed.

01

Two days Training Programme on Energy Efficient Technology Awareness for MSME on Energy Efficient Technology Awareness for MSME was orgainsed by IIF Coimbatore Chapter in association with MSME Development Institute Coimbatore on 6th January 2015, at IIF-Coimbatore chapter - seminar hall. Chief Guest of the day Prof. Dr. K. Kasthuri Rangaian, Chairman, RSM Auto Kast Ltd, Coimbatore & Chairman, Indian Wind Power Association. The training programme was well attended by 62 participants from various foundries in and around Coimbatore.

Speakers:

  • Mr. M. Palanivel, Deputy Director, MSME, Coimbatore.
  • Mr. P. S. Manoj, DGM, SIDBI, Coimbatore.
  • Mr. R. Chellappan, Managing Director, SWELECT Energy Systems Limited, Coimbatore.
  • Mr. T. Bakthavathsalam, Foundry Consultant, Coimbatore.
02

The Institute of Indian Foundrymen – Coimbatore Chapter conducted a guest lecture for the students of Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore on 22nd January 2015. Mr. C. Sathyamurthy, Vice President, M/s. Aqua Sub Engineering Foundry Division, Coimbatore and Mr. S. Muthukumar, Hon. Secretary IIF Coimbatore Chapter attended the meeting. Mr. C. Sathyamurthy was the Chief Guest of the day. Totally 100 participants were present at the meeting.

03

The 9th Monthly Chapter Council Meeting for the year 2014-2015 was conducted on 23rd January- 2015 at "Paddock Lawn, The Cosmopolition Club", Race course, Coimbatore hosted by Mr. S. Elango, M/s. F CARE, Coimbatore. 20 participants attended the meeting.

04

A technical session was organized by IIF Coimbatore Chapter on 28th January 2015, at IIFCoimbatore chapter - seminar hall. The topic was on "Energy Conservation, Productivity Improvement and Low Maintenance of Heat Treatment Furnace ", conducted by Mr.Subhrangsu Chattopadhyay, Business development of Heating System in India, South East Asia & China market, M/s. Sandvik Asia Pvt, Ltd, Hosur & Mr. S. M. Sudhindra Hathwar, Sales & Marketing, South India, M/s. Sandvik Asia Pvt, Ltd, Hosur. The training programme was well attended by 26 participants from various foundries in and around Coimbatore.

01

The Institute of Indian Foundrymen in association with TNPC, CODISSIA, SIEMA, COSMOFAN & NHB organized an One day Workshop on Online Consent Management & Monitoring System (OCMMS) on 12th Feb 2015 at Food Court, CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore. Mrs. Archana Patnaik, IAS, District Collector, Coimbatore was the Chief Guest. Totally 300 + participants were present at the meeting. A presentation on OCMMS was given by Mr. A. Krishnamurthy, JCEE, Corp, Office, Chennai

02

One Day Workshop in "Costing of Casting" was organized by IIF Coimbatore Chapter in association with MSME Technology Development Centre and COINDIA on 17th February 2015, at IIF-Coimbatore chapter - seminar hall. The training programme was well attended by 30 participants from various foundries in and around Coimbatore.

Speakers:

  • Mr. S. Krishnakumar (C A), M/s. Simple Strategic Solutions, Chennai.
  • Dr. Nithyanandan Devaraaj, HeaOperations, Larsen & Tourbo Limited, Coimbatore.
03

On request of M/s. J. S. Auto Cast India Pvt Ltd, CET of IIF has arranged an One Day In-plant training programme in "Basic Principles of Methoding for S. G. Iron Castings" handled by Mr. Hari Baskar of M/s. Marikko Fochem India Pvt Ltd on 07th February 2015 at M/s. J. S. Auto Cast India Pvt, Coimbatore. 14 participants from M/s. J. S. Auto Cast India Pvt attended the programme. Mr. S. Muthukumar, Hon. Secretary, IIF Coimbatore chapter welcomed the initiative by the management of M/s. J. S. Auto Cast India Pvt Ltd.

04

IIF Coimbatore Chapter organized an One day training programme on 19thFebruary 2015, at IIF-Coimbatore chapter seminar hall on the topic Metallurgy for Foundrymen handled by Mr. C. Sathyamurthi, Vice President-Foundry Division, M/s. Aquasub Engineering, Coimbatore. 54 participants from various foundries in and around Coimbatore attended the training programme.

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The 10th Monthly Chapter Council Meeting for the year 2014-2015 was conducted on 20thFeb 2015 at "Paddock Lawn, The Cosmopolitan Club", Race course, Coimbatore hosted by Mr. K. Murugaiyan, M/s. Karunya Exports & Imports, Coimbatore. 26 participants were present at the meeting.

06

IIF Coimbatore Chapter organised a Presentation on 20th Feb- 2015 at "Paddock Lawn, The Cosmopolition Club", Race course, Coimbatore, on the topic "Supply Chain Financing" handled by Mr. Raghu Ramakrishnan, Vayana Connecting Enterprises and Banks, Chennai. 26 participants were present at the meeting.

01

IIF Coimbatore Chapter had orgainsed a Foundry Visit to M/s. Amex Alloys Pvt Ltd - Investment Cast Division, Coimbatore on 2nd March 2015. The visit was headed by Mr. Jayakumar Ramdass, IIF Coimbatore Chapter, Coimbatore. 25 members from IIF Coimbatore Chapter visited M/s. Amex Alloys Pvt Ltd - Investment Cast Division, Coimbatore.

02

The Institute of Indian Foundrymen - Coimbatore Chapter in association with Hindustan College of Engineering organised an International Seminar on 3rd & 4th March 2015 at Hindustan College of Engineering, Coimbatore on the topics "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing (INTCOMM 2015)".The International Seminar happened for two days. More than 500 participants attended the Seminar and 91 papers are present in different subjects.

03

IIF Coimbatore Chapter organised a Technical seminar on 06th March 2015 at IIF-Coimbatore chapter seminar hall. The topic was on "Certification In Nondestructive Testing (Ndt)" handled by Mr. Siddarth Kasi & Mr. N. Viswanath, M/S. Meena International, Chennai. 31 participants from various foundries in and around Coimbatore have attended the technical programme.

04

IIF Coimbatore Chapter organised a Technical presentation on 12th March 2015 at IIF-Coimbatore chapter seminar hall on the topic "Casting Defects Analysis" handled by Mr. Anil Agashe, Director, National Centre for Technical Services, The Institute of Indian Foundrymen, Pune. 43 participants from various foundries in and around Coimbatore have attended the technical programme.

05

The Institute of Indian Foundrymen - Coimbatore Chapter conducted a Guest Lecture for the students of Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore on 16th March 2015 on the topic "Pollution Control Techniques in Foundry Industries". Mr. N. Viswanathan, CEO, M/s. Ammarun Foundries, Coimbatore attended the meeting as a Chief Guest of the day. More than 100 participants were present at the meeting.

06

The 11th Monthly Chapter Council Meeting for the year 2014-2015 was conducted on 20thMarch 2015 at "Paddock Lawn, The Cosmopolitan Club", Race course, Coimbatore hosted by Mr. A. Shanmugam, M/S. Veeyes Foundry Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore. 31 Members attended the meeting.

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IIF Coimbatore Chapter in association with National Productivity Council, AIP, Chennai and District Industries Centre, Coimbatore organised an Awareness Programme on Friday, the 20th March 2015 at IIF Seminar Hall. The topic was on "Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme (LMCS) of MSME Ministry, Govt of India", handled by Mr. M. Natarajan, Deputy. Director (Technology Management), National Productivity Council, AIP, Chennai & Mr. S. Asokan, Joint Director & General Manager of Industries and Commerce District Industries Centre, Coimbatore. 43 participants from various foundries have attended the technical programme

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A half day Technical presentation was orgainsed by IIF Coimbatore Chapter on 20th March 2015, at "Paddock Lawn, The Cosmopolition Club", Race course, Coimbatore. The Session was on Green sand reclamation plant, conducted by, Mr. Suhas Phalnikar, Purchase Engineer, Sands trading Co, Pune. The presentation was well attended by 31 members

01

IIF Coimbatore Chapter organized an One day training programme on 08th April 2015, at IIF - Coimbatore chapter seminar hall on the topic Process Control in Cast Iron Foundries handled by Mr. V. S. Saravanan, GM Technical, Indoshell Cast Pvt Ltd, Coimbatore. 31 participants from various foundries in and around Coimbatore attended the training programme.

02

IIF Coimbatore Chapter arranged a Foundry Visit to M/s. V. R. Foundries, Coimbatore on th 17 April 2014. The visit was headed by Mr. Jayakumar Ramdass, Chairman, IIF Coimbatore Chapter. From Coimbatore 30 members joined for the visit.

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The 12th Monthly Chapter Council Meeting for the year 2014-2015 was conducted on 19th April 2015 at Kotagiri hosted by Mr. Mahendra Ramdas & Mr. Jayakumar Ramdass, M/s. Mahendra Pumps (P) Ltd, Coimbatore. 25 Members attended the meeting.

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IIF Coimbatore Chapter organized a Half day technical programme on 28th April 2015, at IIFCoimbatore chapter seminar hall on the topic.

  • Energy Efficiency opportunities in foundries handled by Mr. K. V. Kiran Kumar, Counsellor - Energy, CII, Hyderabad.
  • Total Cost Management for foundry industry handled by Mr. K. V. Mahidhar, Deputy Executive Director and Head, CII - TCM Division, Hyderabad.and
  • Green Company Rating System - Opportunities in foundry sector handled by Mr. Arun Paulraj, Counsellor, CII, Hyderabad.
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