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About Menon Pistons Limited

Aim / Vision / Mission

Our Vision
To be the world's leading provider of auto component manufacturing & total engineering solutions to automobile manufacturers across the world.

Our Mission
To provide innovative products of world class quality at reasonable prices.

Awards & Laurels

The First Company in India to develop Ring Carrier Pistons
BEST Vendor Award from Maruti Udyog Ltd in the year 1994-95
“Ship – to – Use” Status by CUMMINS INDIA LTD since 1995
Faster Development Award from Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd
ISO/TS: 16949 Certified by TUV Suddentschland in 2005

Company Profile

Menon Pistons Ltd (MPL), is a flagship Company of the Menon Group and is recognized as one of the fastest growing Industrial Houses in Maharashtra.

Menon Pistons Ltd (MPL) has been one of the leading manufacturers of critical/high precision Auto Components like Aluminium Alloy Pistons, Gudgeon Pins and Piston Rings for Passenger Cars (Diesel & Gasoline), Heavy and Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Duty Diesel Engines for Power Generation, Off Highway Vehicles, Compressors, etc. MPL's Major Customers include, Cummins India Ltd, TATA MOTORS LTD, Maruti Udyog Ltd, Bharat Earth Movers (BEML), TAFE Motors & Tractors Ltd, Eicher Tractors Ltd, SAME Tractors Ltd, to name a few
In addition to the OEM Segment, MPL enjoys a considerable presence in the Domestic Market and is the first choice of the discerning Reconditioners in the Country   Nearly 20% of the products produced by MPL are exported to countries like, US, UK, Europe, South Africa and other developed countries and have been among the top Exporters of Piston Assys in the country.   The Combined Turnover of the Menon Group Companies is around 50 Million USD during 2005-2006.

Established in 1969, Menon Pistons Ltd (MPL) was able to use its own Technical Capability and Technical Expertise to develop the First Alfin Pistons (Ring Carrier) in the Country.

Today MPL is the only Company in India to have mastered the art of manufacturing Dual Ring Carrier Pistons for all Cummins Engine Applications and has been a single source supplier for the last few decades..   With the proven track record of their capabilities and the Technology assimilated through the previous Technical Collaborations with M/s. Izumi Industries Ltd, Japan, MPL has firmly established itself as the most cost-effective “Solution Provider” and supplier of high Quality and reliable critical Auto Components and has earned the Trust of Customers in India and abroad.   In order to keep abreast with latest in Piston Technology MPL have recently signed a “Technical License Agreement” with M/s. Dong Yang Piston Co. Ltd, South Korea in April 2006.

Manufacturing Locations

Manufacturing Locations


The Fist Plant is located in Kolhapur in Shiroli, MIDC Industrial Area which is around 400 Kilometers Southeast of Mumbai. This facility primarily concentrates on the manufacture of Alfin Pistons for Heavy Duty Diesel Engines for Power-Generation, Light and Medium Commercial vehicles and Pistons for Passenger Car Diesel Engines This Plant produces annually around 800,000 Pistons. This Plant 1 at Shiroli, houses a modern Aluminium Foundry Plant for manufacture of the Aluminium Alloy Castings which are produced on dedicated Die Casting Machines tailor made to suit the different varieties and sizes of the Pistons. The Piston Foundry is supplemented by a well equipped Laboratory with Spectrometer and image analyzer apart from other essential Checking/Qualifying Instruments and Equipment to provide clean and good Quality metal for producing World class Aluminium Castings which satisfy the Chemical/Mechanical and other metallurgical properties essential for the Piston to withstand the high temperature and pressure during its operational tenure in the Engine.
PLANT 2 In 1985, MPL set up its Second Plant in Sangli which is around 60 Kilometers from Kolhapur and manufactures around 200,000 Pistons annually primarily for catering to the Diesel Engines for Industrial purposes, irrigation/Agricultural and Small Diesel Generator Sets. Apart from the manufacture of Pistons, this Plant is fully equipped to manufacture Gudgeon Pins in the diameter range of 16 mm to 80 mm with well supported Laboratory and sophisticated manufacturing and measuring equipment to heat treat/Machine/Grind/Superfinish Gudgeon Pins guaranteeing the Geometrical accuracies and mechanical strength/hardness for long and trouble free operation on the Engine.
PLANT 3 The Third Plant was established 1993 and is located in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation area and produces around 2 Million Pistons annually (8 Lacs) primarily for Passenger Car Gasoline applications and about 1.2 Million Pistons annually for Refrigeration Air compressor application.

Quality Policy / Processes

Quality Policy / Processes

“Our primary responsibility at Menon Pistons Limited is to offer cost effective quality products to our customers”

Towards this we commit ourselves

  • To meet the Customer expectations of current / future needs.
  • To co-ordinate and achieve improvements and effectiveness in areas of quality and processes on a continual basis.
  • To endeavour to upgrade technologies and systems and practices to meet statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • To achieve higher goals of excellence by establishing objectives and targets at relevant and appropriate intervals and monitor their effectiveness periodically.


In the year 1985 a second unit was started in Sangli, yet again a small town 60 kms away from Kolhapur to manufacture Gudgeon Pins & Pistons for stationary & industrial applications. In the year 1996 a third unit was added in Shiroli industrial estate exclusively for the manufacture of small pistons to industrial applications & passenger cars. Currently this plant concentrates on the manufacturing of Pistons for passenger car as an " Exclusive & Single source " supplier to Maruti Suzuki Ltd, for their prize vehicle " SWIFT ".

MPL Board

MPL Board consists of Professionals who have had wide exposure to the Automotive Industry to provide expertise, Technical Support in the Design, Development Manufacturing and Management activities:

Mr. Ram Menon The Chairman of Menon Pistons Ltd,
Mr. Sachin Menon
Mr. Nitin Menon
Mr. R.D. Dixit
Mr. Mani Mathew
Mr. G.S.Rao
Mr. Ajit Kumar
Menon Group of Companies consisting of Menon Bearings, Menon Piston Rings Ltd and Menon ALKOP Pvt Ltd


All the three plants of Menon Pistons Ltd are certified for TS 16949 : 2002.

Our Clients

MPL is proud to be associated with the major manufacturers in Automotive, Tractor, Stationary/Industrial application segments in Domestic Market as well as some of the reputed Overseas Engine manufacturers.

  • Cummins India Ltd.
  • Tata Motors Ltd.
  • Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd.
  • TAFE Motors & Tractors Ltd.
  • Escorts Ltd.
  • Eicher Tractors
  • Preet Tractors Ltd.
  • BEML Ltd.
  • Interstate McBee, USA
  • Mack Truck
  • Arrow Engine Company

TPM Policy

TPM Policy

“Our primary responsibility at Menon Pistons Ltd, is to offer Cost Effective, Quality, Timely delivery and Services of our products to our customers”.
We commit ourselves to maximise “Overall Plant Effectiveness” and “Total customer satisfaction” through:
Zero Breakdowns, Zero Accidents and Zero Defects.
Minimizing all other losses and damages.
Improving “human resources” by proper and adequate training for skill enhancement.
Providing safer and cleaner environment With “Total Employee Involvement

Our Milestones

1969 Company Incorporated on.
1971 Developed Ring Carrier Piston (Alfin Piston) Fist Time in India for Cummins which was import substitution.
1978 100,000Th Piston Produced for Cummins alone.
1982 Technology upgradation Agreement with Sakura Kogyo Co.Ltd, Japan, for manufacture of Pistons.
1985 Started Gudgeon Pin Production in Plant 2 – Sangli (Maharashtra).
1985 First Export of Pistons to Russia. Upto 1991 supplied pistons to AVTO LADA & 40000 large dia pistons to tractor company in USSR.
1985 ISO 9002 Certification by BVQI, UK.
1994 Best Vendor Performance Award by Maruti Udyog Ltd.
1995 “Ship to Use” Status awarded by Cummins India Ltd.
1996 Company became Public Limited.
1996 Technical Tie up with M/s. Izumi Industries Ltd, Japan, one of the leading piston manufacturers in the world.
2000 QS 9000 certification by TUV Suddeutschland, Germany.
2001 Reached a total supply of 1.5 Million Pistons to Cummins.
2004 Re-certification of QS 9000 by TUV Suddeutschland, Germany.
2005 TS 16949 certification by TUV Suddeutschland, Germany.
2006 Signed Technical License Agreement with M/s. Dong Yang Piston Co Ltd, South Korea.
2006 First surveillance audit of TS 16949 successfully completed.
2007 Development of cooled gallery piston for heavy duty application.

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