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Kavitsu Group

Gears To Serve All Industries

A leading manufacturer of industrial gear boxes, Kavitsu Group aims to become globally competitive through self-reliance in design, manufacture and maintenance of its wide range of products.

Gears To Serve All Industries
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Kavitsu Group, a leading manufacturer of industrial gear boxes, was established in 1992 by Vasant Phadtare. During its eventful journey Kavitsu has expanded its product range to include manufacture of Electric Motors and Slew Bearing, which is an import substitute item developed by Kavitsu using Indian talent.

The company’s range of gearboxes includes planetary, helical, worm and worm wheel, bevel gearboxes. The range of Planetary Gearboxes is also very wide with a small single gearbox weighing 150 gms while a large one weighs 40,000 kgs. Kavitsu serves all types of industries varying from construction to CNC Machine or Hospital to Steel and Sugar plants. It is said that gear boxes and electric motors are veins of industry.

The company’s manufacturing capabilities include a 3200 mm diameter VTL Machine as well as a 3000 mm gear shaping machine. Kavitsu’s reputation as a high quality manufacturer is not restricted to India, but is helping it expand the market to several European countries and the US. Kaustubh Vasant Phadtare, Founder and CEO of Kavitsu Group, says the Group aims to become globally competitive through “self reliance in design, manufacture and maintenance of our own products.”

Mr Kaustubh Vasant Phadtare, Managing Director, Kavitsu Group
Mr Kaustubh Vasant Phadtare, Managing Director, Kavitsu Group

Phadtare has the right technical qualifications to back his ambition and vision having completed his B.Tech in Instrumentation and Control from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, and Master’s in Robotics from Newcastle University, UK.

For the company, foray into manufacture of slew ring bearings was a relatively new field. It was commenced after Phadtare’s father saw a rotating gear in Voltas.  At that time, slew bearings were either imported from Germany or China.  They discussed this and decided to make it in India.  That’s how Kavitsu Robotronix came into existence.  The company did numerous tests after research and development, and launched their product in the Indian Market.  The slew ring bearings were well received by the market as they were extremely competent.  “Now, we can proudly say that we are counted amongst India’s leading manufacturers and exporters of slew bearings,” says Phadtare.

High operating efficiency, space saving compactness, easier mountings, wide range of reduction ratio, robust design, virtually maintenance free operation are some of the advantages associated with Kavitsu planetary gear boxes . A critical selection procedure, practical based design, exactness of application gives the long peak performance to add up the continuity in list of satisfied customers and users.

Kavitsu Group is striving to become a globally competitive engineering industry while working as an instrument for achieving self-reliance in design, manufacture and maintenance of Kavitsu products. It is also diversifying to related areas, managing the business on commercial lines in a climate of growing professional competence.  The diversified group includes Kavitsu Transmissions Pvt Ltd - (set up in 1992) which produces Planetary Gear Boxes, Planetary Winches, Gear Box for Sugar Mills, Special Multi Speed Gear Box, and Custom Built & Differential Gear Box.  Kavitsu Automations - (set up in 2004) manufactures Planetary Gear Boxes, while Kavitsu Machine-O-Elektriks (set up in 2006) offers Heat Treatment Facility.

Despite the challenges faced during Covid, the company has been charting steady growth.

The company’s products including Electric motors and Torque limiters are the evidence of its investment in research and development, making for a large number of satisfied customers. A large sales and service network ensures prompt after sales services to customers across steel, construction, sugar and cement industries. In 2020-21 its sales turnover was Rs. 960.01 Lakhs. The main mission of Kavitsu is to be “An organization where in the management, employees, workers, suppliers, customer, financers and all related to company operations should be satisfied” In time supply of quality products with regular improvement in organizational operations, processes and products with the involvement of employees, suppliers, customers and financers to achieve the continuous growth in the organization.

Phadtare is of the view that since the company is supplying products to global markets, there is a need for greater emphasis on quality products and services. Which means ignoring the quality standards would demean its earned reputation in the industry. “We are having our own QAP System which is strictly followed. QAP includes the procedure of quality control, type of inspections and tests right from raw material receipt up to the dispatch of goods,” says Phadtare, who has been the recipient of several awards.

The industry recognition includes citation from Global India Business Forum, Pune, in the field of Manufacturing, Robotics & Automation - Business Excellence Award 2019; Maharashtra Times-Young Achievers-Beacons of Business–2020; Prominent Manufacturer–Slew Ring Bearings 2021-Times Group; Generation Next–Satara 2021-22-Sakal Group; Certificate of Recognition & Achievement for Trusted Slew Ring Bearing Manufacturers-Outlook Business by Movers & Shakers of Indian Business–2022-23.

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