Craftsman Automation started the journey in the year 1986 as a small scale industry in the southern Indian city of Coimbatore, has grown to become a leader in precision manufacturing in diverse fields. The years of experience we have in the field of Engineering has strengthen our commitment, determined customer focus, culture of quality, and unique emphasis on social responsibility empowers Team Craftsman Automation.
We are a leading engineering organisation engaged in the manufacturing of precision components, where Quality is at the heart of every aspect of each component that we make at the benchmark of reliability.
We are engineers and inventors. We design, develop and manufacture engineering products using state-of-the-art engineering technology and efficient manpower to meet the requirements of our customers. Our manufacturing facilities include state of the art equipment, engineered layout with process controls and necessary automations for quality and productivity.
Craftsman Automation has strategically located manufacturing units in automotive hubs in India to enable ‘Just -in -time’ delivery schedules.View more
Our Company was incorporated as Craftsman Automation Private Limited
Commissioned Aluminium Foundry Unit at Kurichi, Coimbatore
Incorporated our Subsidiary – Craftsman Marine B.V.
Commissioned Satellite Units in Sriperumpudur near Chennai
Commissioned Satellite Units in Pune and Faridabad
Set up Storage Solutions in Arasur, Coimbatore
Commissioned Second Satellite Unit in Pune
Commissioned Machining Services in Bengaluru
Our Company converted from a private company to a public company.
Srinivasan Ravi is the Chairman and Managing Director of our Company and has been associated with our Company since its incorporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He is the Promoter of our Company. He has experience of more than 34 years in the automotive industry. He has received various awards, including “Outstanding Citizen of Coimbatore Award” by Rotary Club of Coimbatore in 2018, “Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Award” by Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Coimbatore, “Outstanding Entrepreneur Achiever Award 2012” by Bharathiar School of Management and Entrepreneur Development, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and “Best Entrepreneur Award” by Coimbatore Management Association in 2010.
Ravi Gauthamram is a Whole-time Director of our Company and has been on our Board since February 20, 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He has experience in automotive industry. He is engaged in building the product strategy in the industrial and engineering segment of our Company. He is also the vice president of the Coimbatore Industrial Infrastructure Association. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Caterpillar India Private Limited.
Udai Dhawan is a Non-Executive Director of our Company and has been on our Board since November 25, 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (honours) from University of Delhi and is also a chartered accountant. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has experience in financial services. He was associated with Standard Chartered Private Equity Advisory (I) Private Limited, SkyWorks Capital, LLC, Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, Sabre Inc., J.P. Morgan, and Arthur Andersen & Co in the past.
Sundararaman Kalyanaraman is an Independent Director of our Company and has been on our Board since June 30, 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Madras. He has completed senior executive course of the 3-tier programme for management development from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and BPL strategic leadership programme from Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru. He has experience in automotive industry. He was associated with TG Kirloskar Automotive Private Limited, Kirloskar Systems Limited, BPL Limited and Widia (India) Limited in the past. Further, he is a trustee in Caring with Colours – A Manasi Kirloskar Initiative, and has completed a training course for preparation as an award assessor for the “Confederation of Indian Industry Award for Business Excellence” by European Foundation for Quality Management (“EFQM”). He is a member of Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering and is also a member of Project Management Institute (a global membership association dedicated to advancing the practice, science and profession of project management).
Chandrashekhar Madhukar Bhide is an Independent Director of our Company and has been on our Board since January 31, 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a post-graduate diploma in business administration from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has experience in automotive industry. He was associated with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited in the past.
Vijaya Sampath is an Independent Director of our Company and has been on our Board since April 30, 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from University of Madras and a bachelor’s degree in law from University of Mysore. She is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She has attended the advanced management program of Harvard Business School, USA and a program on managing strategic alliances conducted by the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. She has experience in corporate laws and advisory and chairs the FICCI committee on corporate laws. She was associated with Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys as a senior partner and with the Bharti Airtel Limited as group general counsel and company secretary in the past.