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India Pistons Limited

Anticipating the auto-component revolution in India, IPL was formed by the late Visionary Mr. S. Anantharamakrishnan way back in July 1949. IPL not only became the First and exclusive auto-ancillary production house in India, but continues to maintain its pre-eminent position by working in close collaboration with domestic OEMs, helping them set a firm footing in their engine development initiatives.

India Pistons is one of the flagship companies of the highly successful Amalgamations Group. The company maintains its leadership position in the domestic automotive market and expanding its customer base by consistently scaling up its engineering prowess and performance standards.

IPL continues to be the 'top-of-the-mind' choice of majority of domestic OEM's due to its Path-breaking innovations in product design and need-specific enhancements in production processes.

In its successful journey spanning over 6 decades, IPL has established world-class benchmarks of engineering excellence, robust adherence to quality-oriented processes, wide range of application-specific products, application of cutting-edge technologies and maintaining enduring customer relationships by consistently delivering value.

IPL's major OEM customers include Hyundai Motor Company, Maruti, Ashok Leyland, TATA Motors, Eicher Motors, Simpsons & Co., TAFE, Mahindra & Mahindra, Greaves, KOEL, Hindustan Motors, Indian Railways, etc.,

In addition to the OEM segment, IPL continues to be a leading company in the domestic Replacement market. IPL products are the preferred choice of the most of the re-conditioners in India. IPL continues to make impressive strides in the export market and is among the top exporters of auto components in the country.

IPL and its subsidiary companies have posted a combined turnover of over $350 Million USD during 2010-2011 and is poised for an exponential growth.

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Basic Information

Nature of BusinessService Provider
Legal Status of FirmLimited Company (Ltd./Pvt.Ltd.)
Annual TurnoverRs. 100 - 500 Crore

Statutory Profile

GST No.33AAACI1439E1Z4
CIN No.U35999TN1949PLC000951

About Us

About Us

The Amalgamations group is one of the India's largest light engineering groups with established presence in diverse businesses such as auto components, engines, tractors, cutting tools, paints, agricultural implements, distribution and variety of service industries and exports, plantations, batteries, security printing, book selling, pesticides, advertising and communication, warehousing and goods transportation, bus body building, retreating and a range of trade and distribution services.

Through their diverse product and service portfolio, the group touches millions of people everyday ranging from farmers to business tycoons. What started off with Simpsons & Co, today, Amalgamations is a huge conglomerate comprising of 52 companies and 20,000 strong workforce with offices and manufacturing facilities spread across the country.

The group is known for its devotion to values, strict adherence to highest quality standards in their products and services, responsible corporate governance and business ethics.

To ensure qualitative response to changing times, the group proactively forged strategic technical collaborations with some of the world renowned companies such as,

  • AGCO
  • GKN / UEF
  • Nippon Piston Rings
  • Perkins Limited
  • Repco and LM Van Moppes
  • United Engineering Forgings
  • VALEO & Stanadyne Corporation

The group's products are already well received in countries such as Russia, UK, USA, Yugoslavia, Canada and Germany. The group is keen to take wings and explore possibilities in the untapped global market in the near future.

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ISO Certification

ISO Certification
ISO 14001-2004

Research & Development

Research & Development
The company offers great value to its customers through innovation and sustained research in product performance enhancement.

The company adopts a structured approach to its R&D.

The key R&D focus being
  • Design and development of new products
  • Product improvement and optimization
  • Product localization for specific standards
  • Value Analysis
  • Reverse engineering

Clients / Customers

Clients / Customers
Ashok Leyland

Research & Development Activities

  • 2D and 3D modeling
  • Structural and Thermal analysis of Piston
  • Secondary motion, contact pattern and cycle simulation
  • Motion analysis and performance prediction
  • Engine cycle simulation

India Pistons has exclusive engine test bed (suitable for both gasoline and diesel engines) and test rigs for testing wear and fatigue, bending and twisting, reciprocating water, rotating beam and thermal shock test.

Our Management

" Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible " - Zen Philosopher

IPL, since its inception had dynamic leaders who had the right mix of attitude, passion, business acumen, decision making capabilities and the ability to foresee developments. IPL has always had leadership edge.

IPL strongly believes that only great people can make great organizations. Recognizing the importance of investing in Human Capital, the core principles of managing the organization is aligned to achieve consonance between corporate goals and individual aspirations. Reason why, IPL continue to have top-notch work force capable of providing qualitative response to challenges countered during changing times.

Some of the leaders who steer IPL to new heights include,

Mr. A. Krishnamurthy

He is the Chairman of the Amalgamations group and is on the board of numerous prominent auto component companies. He comes with over 4 decades of experience in the Indian Auto sector.

Mr. N. Venkataramani

He is the Chairman & Managing Director of IPL and has been with the company since 1967 and as MD since 1982. A Fellow of The Institute of Mechanical Engineers having completed his Masters from Imperial College London, he is also the Chairman of George Oakes, IP Rings and is also on the board of Bimetal Bearings, Amalgamations VALEO, Stanadyne.

Dr. Mahadevan

A Mechanical Engineer from IIT, Chennai, and a PhD in IC Engines, Dr. Mahadevan has recently been honored as a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He lends unparalleled technical support to IPL & The Amalgamations Group besides serving on the board of IPL, IP Rings & other companies within the group as Group Technology Director.

Dr. GowriShankar

A Metallurgy Engineer from IIT, Bombay, and a PhD from IIT Madras, joined the company in 1965 and is a Director on the board of IPL and in other prominent component companies. He is an active researcher in the fields of metallurgy & piston ring technology. He has published over 15 papers and holds a patent to his credit.

Mr. Ram Venkataramani

He joined the company in early 1989 and is a Director in IPL. He did his MBA from USB Chicago. Since joining IPL, he has been at the forefront of the company's efforts in successfully implementing systems and procedures based on TPM, TQM & Lean manufacturing in all locations.

Mr. Gautam Venkataramani

He joined the company in 1997 and has risen to the position of Whole time Director of IPL. He has an MBA from the London Business School. Under his aegis, IPL has launched new products and forayed into new markets. He also serves on the boards of other companies including IPPL, ECPL, Speed a Way & Higginbothams.

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Corporate Social Responsibilies

IPL has been built on a firm foundation of enduring values, instilled in each one of us by our Founder and Visionary leader Sri S. Anantharamakrishnan. Our commitment doesn't stop with producing better products, but extends beyond to offer more to the community in which we do business with.

Being a socially responsible corporate company, IPL is committed to making a difference to the deserving men and women living in the community where the company operates and help them achieve sustainability and growth in life. The company supports various Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, chief amongst which is the "Single Teacher School Program".

Our Milestones


Company incorporated on 30-7-1949.


Ring machining facilities installed.


Foundry for ferrous castings setup. Piston machining facilities installed.


Linear machining facilities installed. Gudgeon pin heat treatment facility installed.


First expansion: aluminium foundry, chrome plating.


Second expansion: forged pistons, alfin pistons, piston castings exported to UK, chrome plated conformable oil rings. Export to central Europe.


Piston plant at MM Nagar established.


Promoted IP Rings for steel ring manufacture.


Set up AEIP precision products - a 100% EOU.


Ring production Unit II facility installed.


Set up Ring blank unit at Sengundram.


Golden jubilee year.


Sembiam manufacturing facility is certified for TS 16949:2002, and 16949:2009 in the following year.


Set up India's fully automated production line for supply of pistons to Hyundai Motors.


First Indian company to develop and produce oil gallery (salt core) pistons for Euro 3 application.


Ring Blank Unit at Sengundram was certified for OHSAS 18001. Received Foundry Men Award.


India Pistons Ltd enters into a joint venture agreement with Mahle GMBH, with a facility in MM Nagar called Mahle-IPL specifically to cater to on-highway OEM Pistons.

Developed Moly Chrome Ceramic coated rings (MCC) indigenously.

Sembiam manufacturing facility is certified for ISO 14001:2004.


A new manufacturing facility is set up at Rudrapur for piston assembly & cylinder liner production operation.


The company acquired land in Ankleshwar, Gujarat to further expand its capacity.


Expanded its MCC, chrome plating & developed Nano Diamond Coating (NDC) to enhance its composite coating capability & capacity.

IPL acquired a cylinder liner facility and rechristens it IPL Engine Components Private Ltd (IPL-ECPL), with a capacity of 1.2 million liners per annum.


Commissioned a new piston manufacturing facility at MM Nagar as part of IPL's piston expansion program.

Expansion of piston rings capacity at Sengundram to complement capacities at Sembiam.

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