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Kineco produces more nose, crash box, chassis...

After the automotive industry, Kineco is taking an active interest in aerospace industry

us and the competition.” For more than 15 years, the company’s motto has been “Composites our passion, innovation our mission, technology our focus and world class products our commitment”.

unconventional. With funds collected from friends, Shekhar set up a modest factory in 1995 to manufacture FRP chemical process equipment. Starting with a workforce of ten, Kineco now has more than 250 employees. “As an enterprise, Kineco started with my ambition to do something different,” says Shekhar Sardessai. “Composites as a material of construction provided us with that platform. Over the years, with what we have done, I think I have come a long way in achieving this ambition. Kineco has always been an accomplishment-driven venture and I think this is the single largest differentiator between

Market-oriented business units
Kineco is divided into 3 divisions which operate as strategic business units (SBUs). The Custom Moulded Products division predominantly manufactures composite parts and complete assemblies for mass transit (train coach interiors and exteriors), bus & trucks and other custom applications. The division is equipped with RTM, VARTM, spray-up, hand lay-up and resin infusion facilities. The second division, Filament Winding, manufactures pipe, tubes, chemical process

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• Headquartered in Goa, India • First-generation enterprise, with 15 years of performance history in composite product design and manufacturing • Driven by a pool of multinational professionals with strong expertise in composites • A very diverse product portfolio covering a wide band of the composite industry, from landspace to aerospace • Process expertise includes filament winding, RTM, resin infusion, prepreg autoclave moulding, spray-up and hand lay-up • More than half the production output is exported globally to highly competitive and qualitysensitive markets in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Latin America • All manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001 / 2008 accredited • 250 employees in three manufacturing divisions with a combined floor space of over 16,000 sq. metres • Expertise in handling glass, carbon and aramid reinforcements in combination with polyester, epoxy and phenolic resin systems, including prepregs • Full service offer in new application development covering concept design (including structural and aesthetic design), tooling, prototyping, serial manufacturing and post-sales installation / maintenance

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equipment and pressure vessels primarily for the water treatment sector. It also manufactures products for high-end applications in the electrical and aerospace industries (glass and carbon fibre based). This division is equipped with 5- and 2-axis CNC filament winders and a curing oven. The third division, devoted to advanced composites, produces carbon and aramid fibre prepregs for the motorsports, medical equipment, telecommunication equipment, aerospace and defence markets. This division is equipped with a clean room, an autoclave, ovens, a 5-axis CNC router and cold storage facilities. Kineco's Advanced Composite division caters to highly quality conscious and niche market segments like defence, aerospace, motorsports and telecom. Kineco recently designed, validated and manufactured a prototype for India’s first composite airborne radar structure (10 m long) for the Indian defence. The division’s second range of products includes shipboard radar cabins, medical equipment, telescopic masts, carbon fibre bicycle frames and products for customized applications. In a context of strong competition, both in India and elsewhere, Kineco managed to diversify and go upmarket while globalizing its customer base; foreign customers account for more than 50% of its business today. Time is far passed when the company only had its close neighbours for customers. After the automotive industry, Kineco is taking an active interest in the aerospace industry. n

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011

Cover
Edito
Point of view: Products for thermoplastic reinforcement
Contents
Agenda of Events
COMPANY & BUSINESS
- In Brief
- Aeronautics
APPLICATIONS
- Sports and leisure
- Civil engineering
MARKET
- Glass fibre
- Human Resources
- South America
- Sustainability
FEATURE AUTOMOTIVE
- Vessel
- Prepreg
- Software
- Thermoplastic
- Biocomposites
- High Performance
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
- Process
- Environment
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATIONS
- CNC
- Multiaxial
- Thermoplastic
- Traceability
Index
In the world
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - In Brief
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Aeronautics
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Sports and leisure
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Civil engineering
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Glass fibre
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Human Resources
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - South America
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Sustainability
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Vessel
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Prepreg
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Thermoplastic
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Biocomposites
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - High Performance
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Process
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Environment
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - CNC
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Multiaxial
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Thermoplastic
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - - Traceability
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #66 - July/August 2011 - In the world
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