Select Page

Elgi: Solutions for the Rubber Industry

Elgi: Solutions for the Rubber Industry

Elgi Rubber Company Limited (ERCL), a USD57 million company, is part of the USD 800 million Elgi Group of Companies in India. The Company was founded by late LRG Naidu and sons, who were the leading architects of the Elgi group.

ERCL was incorporated in the year 1981 as a limited liability company under Indian Companies Act and as a company listed in the Indian stock exchanges. The company had a technical & financial collaboration with Oliver Rubber Company of the United States from 1984 to 1994. The company is in the business of manufacturing and marketing of complete solutions for tire retreading through the “One Stop Shop” concept and give best value for money.

ERCL pioneered precured retreading technology in Asia, introducing a system that was popular in the United States and in Europe as a system that was better suited for developing countries.

The company’s Precured Tread Rubber (PCTR) division, the flagship of the company, has a combined capacity of over 25 million kilograms in retreading raw materials and operates through the franchisee business model augmented with the company owned retread facilities in South India.

As a strategy new look ERCL diversified to focus on the complete range of services in retreading encompassing market surveys, project planning, training, supply of equipment and raw material, after sales service and technical support along with plant audit. This concept has made ERCL one of the leading suppliers of retreading systems worldwide, with a strong customer base spread over 25 countries. ERCL has been recognized and have homologated with the leading multinational tire brands into their support system for aftermarket.

The company has 7 wholly owned subsidiary companies abroad spread into the United States of America, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Netherlands and Australia. The company has a Corporate Social Responsibility, latest contribution being the development and retreading of tires for the transport planes that are part of the Indian Air Force, IAF does the rescue operations, supply of food & medicines in times of natural calamities apart from working on the security of the country.

As part of the growth strategy and to grow globally ERCL acquired the Cincinnati Retread Systems this year, a company producing high end retreading machinery with base at Fairfield Ohio, United States. This brings us a step closer to providing complete quality solutions to the customer. This company is also known for contribution to the environment via retreading and recycling in line with TRIB requirements.

The company has a state of the art research facility, established at a cost of over USD 2 million, the facility has research equipment which no re-treader has but for a few leading new tyre manufacturing companies.

About The Author

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest Issue

Newsletter Subscription

Recent Tweets

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!