LPS and Sundram become ZinKlad Approved Applicators
MacDermid India are very pleased to add LPS (Rohtak) and Sundram Fasteners (Krishnapuram) to our list of ZinKlad Approved Applicators (ZAPs). The approval of these new ZAPs reflects the growing importance of surface finishing to global automotive standards in india market.
The majority of fasteners in India today are consumed by the developing automotive sector. With global OEM’s such as Ford, Honda and Hyundai now manufacturing vehicles for both domestic and export sales, the use of hexavalent chromium free passivates is becoming an important factor in this supply chain.
Lakshmi Precision Screws Ltd, established in 1972, provides high tensile fastening technology globally. having Joint Ventures, License Agreements, and Alliances with different fastening companies worldwide. The Company is located in Rohtak (Haryana) just sixty kilometers from New Delhi.
Recently LPS has established two operating units, one in Rohtak and another in Industrial Modal Town, Manesar. Collectively all the four units have a total production capacity of 25,000 metric tons (MT) per annum.
LPS also caters to the needs of wind energy, oil & gas, locomotives, agriculture equipment and machine building industries.
Part of the US based TVS Group and headquartered in Chennai, Sundram Fasteners has become a supplier of choice to leading customers in the automotive and industrial segments worldwide.
Over the years, the Company has acquired cutting-edge technological competencies in forging, metal forming, close-tolerance machining, heat treatment, surface finishing and assembly. Manufacturing locations are supported by engineering and design personnel working on new product design and development.
The product range consists of high-tensile fasteners, powder metal components, cold extruded parts, hot forged components, radiator caps, automotive pumps, gear shifters, gears and couplings, hubs and shafts, tappets and iron powder.
Launched 10 years ago to help automotive engineers specify the right products to meet End of Life Vehicle requirements it has enabled many global OEM’s to specify higher standards than they had previously achieved.
Today ZinKlad represents not only the best method for achieving hexavalent chromium free performance coatings, but also:
- Approved applicators: Applying these products to a common audited standard ensures the same coating performance throughout the applicator base.
- High performance: Exceeding corrosion resistance of hexavalent chromate systems and exceptionally consistent torque and tension characteristics.
- Global consistency: Wherever ZinKlad coatings are applied, applicators know they are using the same high performance products.
Of course, compliance with legislation, such as ELV & RoHS, and predictable torque-tension performance continue to be essential requirements. ZinKlad continues to deliver on all of these needs.