History of GMT – The BHEL story

I recall during my visit with PV and Voltas Madras Branch Manager to BHEL Tiruchi to discuss about our chuck. We went to the Superintendent of valve production office and waited for him. On his table scroll chuck parts were lying. The Superintendent walked in and PV asked him regarding the parts lying on his table. In the meanwhile PV introduced himself. The Superintendent said why GMT are not in the chuck line. This surprised us and PV politely informed the Superintendent that GMT are in chuck manufacturing and explained the chuck design and deputed LSM with a chuck for demonstration and we received several orders for our chucks from BHEL. Tenders from Public sector and defense used have our specifications so that orders can be placed upon us.

HMT Kalamaserry and HMT Bangalore are still buying our Hand Operated Chucks. They are fitted on their NH 22, NH 26 AND L 45 Lathes.

Over a period of time manual chucks were replaced by Power Chucks. However, GMT Manual Chucks are still preferred for machining certain components.


Sri K.Jagannathan

About the author : Shri. K Jagannathan – Executive Director – Sales & Marketing, GMT.
Sri.K.Jagannathan is synonymous with lathe chucks in the Indian machine tool industry. He has been with Guindy Machine Tools for over 5 decades. His vast experience and immense knowledge of workholding products is evident in some of the most complex workholding solutions provided by GMT.  


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