Tribology India Limited was established in 1984 by Sundaram Industries Limited of the TVS group, in collaboration with Hydromecanique ET Frottement (HEF) of France. HEF is a technological giant in the field with a strong back up of research facilities, product development and worldwide customer base. The collaboration helped the company absorb the latest advances and access the several proprietary processes.
Tribology as a technology comes to grips with the problems of friction, lubrication and wear. Tribos in Greek means "rubbing". The aim of the company was to provide processes and technical services to extend the life and improve performance of the engineering components. The foundation the company was built on was knowledge and after more than a decade, knowledge still remains the company's biggest asset.
The company has acquired technologies for manufacture of sophisticated thermal treatment equipment from world majors. The company's in house R&D efforts continuously update the knowledge base. In addition the company interacts with universities and research organizations to find solutions to varied problems. This entire package is offered to clients as customized solutions to meet their individual problems.