CUMI was founded in 1954 as a tripartite collaboration between the Murugappa Group, The Carborundum Co., USA and the Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd., U.K.
The company pioneered the manufacture of Coated Abrasives and Bonded Abrasives in India in addition to the manufacture of Super Refractories, Electro Minerals, Industrial Ceramics and Ceramic Fibres. Today the company’s range of over 20,000 different varieties of abrasives, refractory products and electro-minerals are manufactured in ten locations across various parts of the country.
CUMI is one of the five manufacturers in the world with fully integrated operations that include mining, fusioning, wind and hydropower stations, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. Almost all of CUMI’s ten manufacturing facilities have received the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for quality standards. A well connected marketing and distribution network of offices and warehouses in India and abroad, ensure that service to customers is given prime importance.
CUMI’s constant innovation and product upgradation, through in-house R&D and strategic alliances with global leaders in grinding technology, have not only ensured it market leadership in India and abroad, but also international recognition as a manufacturer of quality abrasives and a provider of total grinding solutions.
CUMI’s products are being exported to 43 countries spread across North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa and Asia. The Industrial Ceramics Division is in the business of providing technical ceramic solutions in Alumina, Zirconia and Reaction Bonded Silicon carbide addressing wear protection, corrosion resistance, electrical resistance and ballistic protection applications. Our continuous endeavour is to create value for our customers by offering solutions that are Consistent, Timely and Cost Competitive”, with a focus on “making materials matter”.
Making Materials Matter since 1991
Snippets from a relentless journey towards excellence
Acquisition of assets and technology for the manufacture of metallized alumina ceramics from one of the leading global player and competitor – NTK Technical Ceramics, Japan
Major customer acquisition in Metallized Ceramics (ABB, Schneider, Siemens and other leading global companies)
Commercial sales of wear and metallized ceramics from the new plants
Capacity expansion of Wear and metallized ceramic
Capacity expansion of wear ceramics
Installation of first tunnel kiln
Started exports to other global markets
Exports of wear ceramics into the Australian markets
Commercial supplies of metallized ceramics
Manufacture of Alumina ceramics with technical know-how from Coorstek of USA
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