In an interaction with Wire & Cable India magazine, Mr. Ashok Jain, Director, Machine & Controls, talks about the product portfolio for the wire & cable industry and the new developments.
Wire & Cable India: Tell us about your company.
Ashok Jain: Machine & Controls (M&C) is a pioneer in optical cable machine manufacturing for the past two decades in India. The ISO 9001-certified company has a clientele base worldwide from MSMEs to MNCs.
We believe in consistent and quality performance over the years with innovation and R&D in all possible machine requirements to serve our customers better. M&C was founded in 2005 by an enthusiastic mechanical engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the cable Industry. We specialise in optical fibre cable machinery, optical fibre cable FRP rods, data cable & LT cable machines including control cables machines.
Machine & Controls has a proven track record for execution of EPC contracts for OFC FRP & ARP rods and we are capable to execute turnkey projects for optical fibre cable manufacturing.
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WCI: Brief us on the product offerings for the wire & cable industry.
AJ: We have developed & supplied various machines. Some of them are manufactured in India for the first time. Our FRP manufacturing line with UV curing process is of excellent quality and productivity. We also specialize in:
- Colouring line
- Buffering line
- S-Z stranding line
- Sheathing line
- Rewinding line for loose tube
- Rewinding line for finished cable
- FTTH lines for OF cable
- Drop cable machines for OF cable
- Steel tape corrugators for OFC
- Aramid/Glass yarn server for OFC
- Mechanical test equipment for OFC
- Thermal FRP Rod manufacturing machines
- UV FRP Rod Manufacturing machines for OFC Rod
- High-speed insulation line for control & data cable
- Single twisting cabling machine
- Sheathing line for control and data cable
WCI: Throw some light on the USP of your products and services.
AJ: Our USP is ‘Solutions rather than machines’. Machine & Controls uses a judicious mix of European and Indian components to curate a synchronised package that delivers performance at par or better than European offerings at a more economical price. We specialize in providing machinery as well as technical consultancy with respect to manufacturing optical fibre cables and FRP. We believe in providing the right solutions to the problems of our customers rather than just selling our products. We take pride in providing all kinds of solutions to the problems related to cable manufacturing in the field of optical fibre cable and FRP Rod, data, LT cable and data cable.
WCI: Please share new developments at your company and any future plans.
AJ: We have recently launched our latest colouring line for optical fibre with a line speed of 2500 m/min. M&C recently bagged 2 EPC contracts for building a fully functional and operating plant for FRP and ARP production. One of the FRP EPC contracts is executed and it is fully functional while the ARP project is under execution and hopefully, it would be completed and functional in near future.
M&C is the only EPC contractor among the cable & FRP rod machine manufacturer. We are looking for a broader customer base and planning to go into the global market. We look forward to venturing into new machinery with better efficiency and a higher benefit-cost ratio. At M&C, we work towards building a brighter future for the telecom and cable industry by strengthening its backbone and providing state-of-the-art machinery.
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WCI: What opportunities do you look forward to for the wire & cable industry
AJ: As we are a leader in telecommunication cables and there is constant growth for digitalization, and data requirements, we feel that the overall growth of the complete cable market will definitely help us to grow with our customers. We also want to increase our market share in the world market and want to encash opportunities from overseas markets and want to contribute to the growth of the world market. In the changed scenario post-COVID, we feel there is a huge opportunity in the global market for Indian manufacturers provided we offer an economical and right solution with quality machines.
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