Mohini Kelkar Managing Director, Grind Master Group

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  • Feb 01,20
Mohini is one of the few early Lady Production Engineers in India. After working in PMT for couple of years, she started business of manufacturing machines in 1984 in a garage.
Mohini Kelkar Managing Director, Grind Master Group

Mohini is one of the few early Lady Production Engineers in India. After working in PMT for couple of years, she started business of manufacturing machines in 1984 in a garage. Her company Grind Master (GM) is now a global technology leader in specialised turnkey machines for metal finishing, deburring, microfinishing, robotic machines and abrasives, providing total solutions for surface finishing requirements.
 
With over 5500 machines across 6 continents, serving a wide range of industries, the company brings a world of experience of over 35 years in machine technology & process knowledge. 
 
In her leadership, Grind Master Group operates with 6 integrated factories and 3 R&D Centres across the globe. GM Group companies in India, China, France and USA constantly strive to exceed customer expectations with innovative & trustworthy solutions created with passion and expertise.  
 
“This whole journey was interesting and my role went on changing from designing to sales & marketing to heading some of our business verticals and now in business development activity,” says Mohini Kelkar. 
 
She is passionate about her work and likes to give 100%. New technologies & innovations fascinate her and she likes to meet people & network. 
 
Driving innovations 
 
Grind Master is technology and innovation driven company. “At Grind Master, we eat sleep dream machine solutions. Our commitment to exceed customer expectations drives us to develop breakthrough technologies,” says Mohini Kelkar.  
 
The phenomenal growth of the organisation is fuelled by 3 major factors:
 
Continuous product innovation and technology development, with focus on process research Rather than just sticking to customer demands, the company also focuses on customer’s untold needs which help delivering customer delight Grind Master adheres to solution-based approach rather than product driven approach. That is why it is one of the leading machine tool manufacturers in the world delivering completely customised machines.
 
Grind Master growth plans focusses on developing breakthrough new technologies and bringing these technologies to the nternational markets. 
 
Mohini Kelkar discloses, “Robotic machining technologies is a major thrust area for us. We have recently created separate business unit for robotic machines at our new facility in Aurangabad, India. International markets including Americas, Europe and East Asia are new fast growing areas for our developed range of machines and robotic machines. After acquiring a company in France last year, we have started sales and support office in Michigan USA. These steps will strengthen our presence globally.”
 
Kelkar adds, "We as a company have been successful as we somehow have overcome the challenges that we have faced over the years. 
 
On winning IPF Awards “IPF award is definitely a special one. Me and my business have grown reading IPF and so is our association with IPF. This recognition is indeed a motivation that gives us power to be ready for our future challenges and to grow with more determination,” says Mohini Kelkar.
 
IPF award is definitely a special one. Me and my business have grown reading IPF and so is our association with IPF. This recognition is indeed a motivation that gives us power to be ready for our future challenges and to grow with more determination. 

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