Q) What’s your specialty?
A) Our commitment to our customers at all cost separates us from our
peers. The customer can be definitely sure that he/she will
get quality and quantity as committed on time. Rare
deviations are properly and timely communicated. We do not make grand
promises, but, whatever promises we do make, we make sure
that we meet them at all costs. Our customers trust our words and
know that our products are definitely to the standards we
claim. We do not ever make false claims.
The specialty of Agro Engineers is that Agro Engineers is
manufacturer of High Quality Worm Gear Boxes at Cost Effective prices.
Our AGNEE brand Gears and Gear Boxes marketed are well known
and accepted among both the Small Scale Industries and
Corporate. They are currently being exported to 14 countries
among the world in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia. We are
focused on providing complete Gear services from Design
Engineering to Product Development, to complete sales and service of
Worm gear boxes, Rack and pinion, Spur, Helical, Double
Helical and worm gears. Significant technical skills and machine
capabilities goes into every gear we manufacture, providing
Industries with qualified and reputable source for specifications,
design and manufacture of variety of individual gears and
complete gear assemblies. We have state of the art workshop where
most of the mother machinery is imported.
As we are offering range of quality products to meet
customers requirement under one roof we are been accepted by market
very fast considering the fact that company has been
aggressive in marketing since one year only. The delivery time for the products is very tight and although
we are having large range of products and sizes we are able to meet
the delivery in time at ease all due to proper production
planning and technical expertise available. Regular feedback is solicited from customers about the
quality of the product and services of the company. The company has
received ISO 9001:2000 certification for Quality management
system from United Registrar of Systems, UK in February, 2003.
your range of manufacture?
A) The company is primarily manufacturing and marketing the
following items for Industrial Application:
Worm Gear Boxes
Center Distances from 40 mm to 400 mm
In Single or Double Stage Reductions
Ratios from 5:1 to 4900:1
1 Module/ 16 D.P. to 10 Module/3 D.P.
Outer Diameter from 20 mm/0.75" to 250 mm/10"
Face Widths upto 500 mm/19"
In Single or multi starts
Center Distance from 25mm/1" to 500mm/20"
Worm Wheel Sets
1 Module/25 D.P. to 20 Module/1.5 D.P.
Outer Diameter from 20 mm/0.75" to 2100mm/80"
Face Widths upto 800 mm/31"
In Single or multi starts
Center Distance from 25mm/1" to 500mm/20"
Rack and Pinions
1.0 Module/ 25 D.P. to 20 Module/1.5 D.P.
Face Widths up to 250 mm/9"
Upto 2 meters in length
Spur, Helical, Double Helical and Bevel Gears
1.0 Module/25 D.P. to 12 Module/3 D.P.
Outer Diameter from 25 mm/1" to 1250 mm/50"
Face Widths upto 800 mm/31"
In 1/4" Pitch to 5" Pitch, for Simplex, Duplex an Triplex,
Outer Diameter from 25mm/1" to 1800mm/71"
As per British and ANSI Standard
Q) What are the unique features of AGNEE worm gear boxes?
A) Extra Heavy Duty strength and ruggedness impart AGNEE Worm
Gear Boxes the ability to perform in most testing environment
like Fertilizer, Chemical, Stones and Mineral and other
industries. They have proved their Mattel under most adverse conditions.
case in the point is the mining Industry in Rajasthan. In
stone mining AGNEE worm gear boxes are used in wide variety of mining
machines like Stone Slotters in Kota stone mining. Here the
ambient temperatures are the extremist possible. In summers, strong
dust storms compound the harsh environmental conditions.
Water slurry is strewn everywhere, sometimes contaminating the
lubrication oil. The outdoor nature of mining means that the
Gear Box has to withstand all the environmental problems as well the
rough handling. Here, in this environment and working
condition, AGNEE worm gear boxes are numero uno choice of mining
machine manufacturers and users. The unique features of AGNEE
worm gear boxes is that AGNEE Gear Box have liberal ribbing
for increasing heat dissipation area, streamlined sump for
carrying more oil and fan of ample size which is effective in both side
Wherever applicable, British as well as Indian Design
standards are used. Worm shafts conform to case-hardening Alloy Steels,
Worm Wheels conform to phosphorous-bronze as per BS 1400,
while gear Case conforms to C.I. Grade IS 210. Gear Case is of
streamlined design, rugged in construction, made of close
grain Cast Iron. It is completely air tight, dust proof and capable of
being installed in open without any cover. The faces and
bores are accurately bored and machined to last precision to ensure
perfect alignment and interchangeability.
Worm Shaft & Worm Wheels
The Worm is made of high tensile nickel chrome alloy
steel, duly hardened and ground and is integral with the shaft. It is of
diameter to carry the torsional as well as the bending loads
which may be induced by overhung drives. Bearing journals are
accurately ground. Worm Wheels is made of chill cast
phosphorous bronze and tightly fitted wit the C.I Centers. Worm Wheels
teeth are generated on precision hobbing machines & high
The Worm and Worm Wheels are supported on Extra Heavy
Duty Taper roller antifriction bearings of ample margin of safety to
allow adequate journals as well as thrust loads.
Lubrication of Worm and worm wheels is by splash of oil
from the sump. Thus, no special care is requires except for the
occasional oil topping of the oil to the required level. An
oil filler cum breather plug is provided along with the drain plug and
plug. Oil seals of appropriate size are provided on all input
and output shafts.
Air cooling is effected by means of standard propylene or
metal fans which direct air over the ribbed surface of the case. The fan
is designed to operate in both the direction of rotation and
is so arranged in conjunction with the ribbing of the case to allow
maximum heat dissipation.
All the components of Gear Unit are so designed that they
100 % overload for 15 sec.
50 % overload for 1 min.
40 % overload for 15min.
25 % overload for 1 hr.
Q) What are the innovations you have brought about in your
design keeping the end user in mind?
A) The AGNEE worm gear boxes are modular and highly adaptable in
design. They can be adjusted and changed for individual
requirement right at the installation level with very little
help from the manufacturer.
However, sometimes, we do get suggestions from our clients
and we incorporate them in our present line of manufacturing to
improve the product’s performance and reliability. A good
example is illustrated below:
Problem: In stone sawing machine widely installed in nearly
every stone producing center in Rajasthan, AGNEE A-85 worm gear
box, model adaptable with vertical downward output shaft and
legs, Center distance 85 mm, ratio 30:1 or 40:1 are extensively
used. These machines are used for slicing of Stone blocks
into slabs. They generally perform in 24x7x365 working environment.
Machines are generally run by illiterate and everyday
changing workers. Maintenance is therefore minimal. The A-85 worm gear
box is installed on the vertical slide of Stone sawing
cutter, connected to the lead screw which moves the saw vertically up or
We noticed abnormally high wear of gears in gear boxes used
in this location, not only in AGNEE A-85, but, in similar gear boxes
of any company installed.
Investigation: We conducted a study of nearly 38 worn out
gear boxes, 2 AGNEE A-85 and rest all from other manufacturers, both
corporate and unorganized brands. These were brought to our
work shop for repairs by their respective owners during 2 months
of study. We noticed that 34 of them have worn out due to
no-oil-running of the gear box. We visited site where these machines
have been installed and running and studied it carefully. We
also visited the OEM, M/s. Poddar Industries and saw the installation
of these gear boxes on the location.
We realized that proper installation of the gear box was not
done due to some practical problems. No maintenance and inspection
during running meant that if for some reason lubrication oil
leaked, it went unnoticed. This resulted in wearing of the bronze gear.
Innovation: We created a sleeve which was mounted on the
downward output bearing cover of the gear box. It went inside the
gear blank upto approximately 50% of the face width. When the
oil seal failed, the oil level still maintained the 50% of the face of
the gear. Thus, failure of the oil seal didn’t harm the gear
box in any way. It kept working as usual.
This drastically reduced the failure of this gear box.
Could you give some idea of your design & development as well as
A) We have invested thousands of man hours to develop AGNEE worm
gear boxes. All models have been developed in house using
our knowledge and basic engineering skills. Computer Aided
designing have been suitably used wherever required. We are proud
of our manufacturing setup. Each and every machine has been
carefully selected. Most of the critical machines that affect the
quality directly are imported. The bodies are machined on
imported boring machines. Worms are ground on Linder (German)
worm grinder. Worm gears are generated on Vial and Ritschards
(Switzerland) Hobbing machine.
Q) Who are your major customers?
A) Apart from many small and medium scale industries engaged in
Machinery, Chemicals Manufacturing, O.E.M. ’s and process
industries, we are getting repeated orders from following
Government departments and Large-scale industries from India and
overseas : Pacific Shades Pty Ltd, Christopher Murphy &
Company Ltd., Motokov Ltd, Diesel Quads Ltd., Amlwch, Anglesey, Model
Works International Limited, Creden Mechatronic Sdn Bhd,
Crown Industrial & Petroleum EST., Broderick Drive Systems Limited,
Ispat Damodar, Eicher Demm Limited, Birla White Cement
Limited, Nuclear Power Corporation, Anushakti, Mekater Engineering
And Equipments Private Limited, Rajasthan State Electricity
Board, etc. The names shown on list are selected few of the
Customers. Customers are dealt directly by our dealers in
there respective regions. We have country wide Dealer network to
provide technical solutions and after sales service to the
Q) Is export a thrust area for you? If so, which are the
markets you cater to?
A) The company is regularly exporting to more than 14 countries
of the world since 1999 – USA, UK, Ireland, Germany, France,
Italy, Australia, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Nepal,
Bhutan etc. More enquiries are coming from other countries. Repeat
orders from present customers have emboldened our spirits.
Our web site
www.agroengineers.com is our major tool for export. It comes on
top for most of the terms like worm gear boxes.
In last 2 years, International market has started
recognizing India as a major destination for high quality technical
gears. We have been working actively to meeting their needs
and expectations. We have recently been selected by Center for the
promotion of exports from developing countries (Govt. of
Netherlands) , Netherlands for marketing assistance in Europe. We
currently implementing long terms plans to promote AGNEE
brand and appoint Dealers and stockiest in Europe.
are the challenges you face today?
A) Our company is financially comfortable, our work team highly
motivated, our suppliers trust us and our customers have high
regards for us. In last few years, International community
has started recognizing India as preferred supplier for sourcing good
quality high technology products at competitive prices.
Expectations from Indian Industrial customers have also increased. Our
only challenge is to live up the expectations of the world
and deliver highest quality products and services at most competitive
prices. Any slip up in this area means immediate loss of
confidence from the customer. In highly competitive environment that
exists today, this may mean immediate losses. However,
meeting this will raise our esteem as well the status of the nation in
world, which India deserves. Fortunately, we have been able
to meet the expectations of our customers by continuously
upgrading our self.
Q) What are your major strengths?
A) The trust our customers place o n us remains our single most major
strength. Nearly all our customers are repeat customers.
Customer referrals form the bulk of our growth. We derive our
strength to continuously invest in our capacities from them.
Many of our customers are decades old. We are proud of the
fact that our first customer since inception M/s. Shriram Rayons Ltd
(DCM) Kota is still our customer – a patronage that has
spanned to over 3 decades, our first export customer is still our
– nearly 7 years old relation. Their feedback helped us
improve our self over the years, everyday. Their encouragement and
referrals over the years have helped us grow from a small
time workshop engaged in maintenance job works to an enterprise
engaged in manufacturing and exports. We are today recognized
as manufacturers of reliable quality gears and gear boxes in
India and abroad.
More recent development has been addition of new dealers.
They are forming the backbone of our current growth. We have an
impressive team of hard working, knowledgeable dealers who
are connecting directly to OEM’s and end users in Geographically
widespread India. India being the seventh largest country in
the world, wide is really W I D E. Their trust and co-operation
remains major fuel of growth today. We appreciate the pre and
after sales support at local level which they provide to customers.
They provide us with valuable feedback which helps us in
improving ourself and make us ready to face any challenge that may
arise. We have a very strong dealer policy and prefer working
through them, co-operating with them and strengthening them in
achieving the mutually beneficial goals.
This has happened because we have been able to meet their
current demands, at the same time continuously improving our
offerings in term of quality and prices. Our strong and
dedicated team made this enormous feet possible. Over the years we have
enjoyed good relations with our hard working workforce, which
goes beyond the call of duty to meet the deadlines, day after day,
year after year everyday. Most of our workers are experts in
their area of operations and respected for their expertise and
efficiency by their peers in our factories. Our worker
turnover ratio is nearly NIL. Many are working with us for years, some
successfully completed their stint and peacefully retired.
The company believes in equality. Every employee is considered and
treated equally, right from the peon to the Director of the
The company strongly believes in the Team work, with all the
participants of the business starting from suppliers, workers and
staff and the dealers.
We have enjoyed unbroken confidence from our suppliers
through many a tough times. Our oldest supplier of steel still remains
our most preferred supplier. The suppliers are recognized for
their contribution in the price and quality competitiveness of the
enterprise. We work with them closely, provide them feedback
and help them improve their supplies. This has ensured us
suppliers who are now more than just suppliers, some
suppliers are have now completed more than three decade of successful
supplies and are more of family friends than suppliers.
What are your expansion/growth plans?
A) For future international market expansion, as the company has
some of the successfully completed international assignments and
repeated orders from the same clients under its belt for the
supply of gears and gear boxes, company is confident of marketing
its product range and entering in new overseas market with
detailed study of competitors present, product quality required,
adoption of latest techniques, technology and proper follow
ups. Company is planning to do the same in the European market with
the valuable assistance from the Government of Netherlands.
Our export marketing objective is to enter the industrial
segment for gears and worm gear boxes in Italy and UK in the year 2006
- 2007, and generate a first year sales of at least Euro
40,000 growing by 25% each year thereafter. During the same time we
would market our products in the following countries:
Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Austria and Netherlands.
How do you visualize the future of Agro Engineers?
A) In the near future we aim to be the market leaders in the field
of Gears and gear boxes for industrial applications in India and
among the top global players.
Agro Engineers has always focused on technical expertise.
Recently, the enterprise has invested in marketing. We realize that
market today and in near future will require best quality
product at the most competitive prices. The competition will continue to
increase. Fortunately, Agro Engineers has the advantage of
strong manufacturing infrastructure, excellent rapport with the
suppliers, dealers, customers and the team workers. We will
continue to use these advantages to offer customers better quality
products at the most competitive prices. Our experience has
shown that customers refer us to other customers. We strongly
believe that if we continue to do our job well, our customers
will keep on helping us reach the market leadership in Gear Box
Second most interesting phenomenon we are witnessing today is
the interest of International buyers in the services and products
Agro Engineers. While this is certainly a good news, the
expectations from global buyers is something of a challenge we will have
to meet. We are investing heavily to meet their technical
expectations. We have been consistently meeting their requirements.
The general price competitiveness of India coupled with hard
word and dedication of our team will help us attain global ambitions.
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