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Sundaram Brake Lining Ltd. Company History and Annual Growth Details


1974 - The Company was incorporated. The main objects of the Company
is to manufacture and deal in all friction material for automotive,
non-automotive, industrial, railway and all other applications and
also manufactures and deals in such materials or components as are
allied and akin to the above products.

- The company has received a Letter of Intent from the Government for
expanding its capacity by 2700 M.T. The factory is located in Padi Madras &
T.S.K. Puram, Mustakurichi O.P. Aruppukottai Taluk in Kamaraj.

1992 - The Company obtained certification under ISO 9002. After maintaining the
same for 3 years, the Company, while applying for recertification, offered its quality
system for upgradation into ISO 9001 to cover design and development also in
addition to manufacturing and supplies.

1993 - During the year, the Company has bagged the Technology Award for the
year 1991-92 from the Automobile Components Manufacturers' Association
for introducing Asbestofree Brakelinings through import substitution.

- The Company was awarded first prize for the productivity achieved at the State
level for two consecutive years 1989-90 and 1990-91 by the Government of Tamilnadu.

- The Company was awarded first prize to its TSK Plant for Industrial Safety for
the year 1989-90 by the Government of Tamilnadu.

- Received the technology Award from the Automobile Components Manufacturers'
Association for Asbestosfree Brakelinings through import substitution

1994 - During the year, the Company was awarded 'National Award for R & D Efforts' in the
Industry for the year 1993 for Technology Absorption. We are the first Auto Component
Manufacturer to receive this Award.

1995 - The Company's US partner spinned off its holding infavour of TVS Group.
This has resulted in the change in the Company's name to the present, which

1998 - The Company has signed a Technology Transfer Agreement with M/s European
Friction Industries Limited, U.K. for importing technology relating to manufacture of Disc
Brake Pads for Commercial Vehicles.

2000 - The Company has developed two new auto components - bonded brake shoes
for two - wheelers and disc pads for commercial vehicles in the overseas markets.


- Sundaram Brake Linings Ltd has appointed Mr. S. Pattappa as an Alternate Director to Mr. K. S. Ranganathan, Director who has gone abroad for a long period.