Revenues 23 Billion

  • Establishment of CUMI Europe
  • Commencement of Toll manufacturing model operations in China.
  • Amalgamation of Cellaris Refractories with CUMI
  • Doubled the capacity of the Metallized Cylinder plant in Hosur, with the machinery and technology acquired from NTK, Japan.
  • A state-of-the-art Surface Technology Centre was opened at the Bonded Abrasives Plant at Tiruvottiyur
  • Inaugurated a Centre of Excellence for Research in Technical Ceramics for industrial & advanced applications at Hosur, Tamil Nadu.
  • Commissioned three fusion plants at its Electro-mineral Complex at Kochi, Kerala.

2004 – 2013

Revenues 20 Billion

  • Modern Silicon Carbide micro grit plant in Koratty, India
  • Modern polymer manufacturing facility near Chennai, India
  • Establishment of CUMI Middle East
  • Establishment of state-of-the-art Coated Abrasives plant at Sriperumbudur, Chennai, India
  • Acquisition of Monolothic Refractory facility in Jabalpur, India.
  • Acquisition of Volzhsky Abrasive Works, Russia.
  • Acquisition of 51% holding in Foskor Zirconia (Pty) Ltd, South Africa.
  • Establishment of world class facility for wear resistant liner tiles at Hosur, India.
  • Manufacturing facility for Thin Wheels at Uttarkhand, India.
  • Manufacturing facility for Power Tools at Jigani, Bengaluru, India.
  • Commissioning of a modern 1,000 tonne Vitrified Bonded Abrasives plant and
    2,000 tonne Organic Bonded Abrasives facility in China.
  • Establishment of state-of-the-art Metallised Cylinders plant at Hosur, India.
  • Establishment of state-of-the-art Super Refractories plant II at Serkaddu, India.
  • Setting up of a modern facility for manufacture of anti-corrosive products at Serkaddu, India.
  • Establishment of automated Silicon Carbide Micro Grit plant in Cochin SEZ, India.
  • Acquisition of Thukela Refractories Isithebe Pty Ltd, South Africa, a fused mineral manufacturing facility in South Africa.
  • Setting up of the Ceramic Foam Refractories plant at Kochi, in collaboration with Cellaris Ltd, Israel.

1994 – 2003

Revenues Rs.3150 Million

  • 12 MW Hydel project at Maniyar, Kerala, India.
  • Second unit at Edapally, India for manufacture of Brown Aluminium Oxide grains.
  • Acquired a controlling interest in Sterling Abrasives Limited, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Acquired a controlling interest in Cutfast Abrasive Tools Limited and Cutfast Polymers Limited and subsequent mergers.
  • Established CUMI America Inc., USA & CUMI Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • Established a 5.5 MW natural gas based thermal power plant in Nallur, Tamil Nadu, India, through SEDCO.
  • Acquired Prodorite Anti-Corrosives Ltd., a leading player in anti-corrosion engineering.
  • Cloth processing facility at Maraimalainagar, Tamil Nadu.

1984 – 1993

Revenues Rs.1308 million

  • Expansion of Bonded Abrasives plant at Hosur, India with a modern facility for vitrified grinding wheels.
  • Silicon Carbide plant at Koratty, India & Refractories plant at Ranipet, India.
  • Industrial Ceramics plant at Hosur, India.
  • Acquisition of 40% interest in Wendt (India) Ltd., a company manufacturing Super Abrasives.

1974 – 1983

Revenues Rs.337 million

  • Acquisition of Eastern Abrasives Ltd, a Coated Abrasives manufacturer in Kolkata, India.
  • Second Bonded Abrasives plant at Hosur, near Bengaluru, India.
  • Established MMTCL as a joint venture with Morgan Group plc. for ceramic fibres.

1964 – 1973

Revenues Rs.78 million

  • Manufacture of Super Refractories at Chennai, India.
  • Brown Aluminium Oxide grains plant at Edappally, India.
  • Calcination facility at Okha, Gujarat, India.

1954 – 1963

Revenues Rs.19 million

  • Incorporated as a joint venture between Carborundum Company, USA.
  • Universal Grinding Wheel Company, UK and the Murugappa Group, India.
  • Acquired a Coated Abrasives facility from Ajax Products Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bonded Abrasives facility set up at Chennai, India.
  • Bauxite mining at Bhatia, Gujarat, India.