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Honeywell Automation India Ltd. (HAIL)

Honeywell Automation India Ltd. (HAIL) is a leading provider of integrated automation and software solutions that improve productivity, enhance comfort and ensure safety and security of homes and business premises. With over 2500 employees and an annual turnover of about Rs. 868 crores, HAIL is headquartered in Pune with 8 offices all over India. It is part of Honeywell Inc. the technology leader with 120,000 employees across 100 countries world wide.

HAIL has an impressive 36000 sq ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Pune, and is the first Automation and Control Solutions company in India to receive double certifications of ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications.

Honeywell International is a $36 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges.


Honeywell Process Solution, Honeywell Building Solutions, Global Engineering Services, Environmental and Combustion Control, Sensing and Control and Honeywell Security Group.

Consuming Industry

It serves a wide range of industries that include Infrastructure, Petrochemicals, Refining, Chemicals, Mining & Metals, Automobiles and Hospitality.

Honeywell brands can be seen on the thermostats in buildings, in the electronic voting machines, process control systems in refineries and factories or as sensors in automobiles.


Industrial Electronics/Consumer Durables/Engineering


Siemens, Bharat Electronics, Opto Circuits etc.

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KSB Pumps

KSB Pumps, Indian subsidiary of Klein Schanzlin & Becker (KSB), Germany, is one of the largest manufacturer and seller of pumps and valves in India. The company was established in 1960 in India. The company is engaged in manufacture of power driven pumps and industrial valves, Cast Articles of Iron or Steel. It has it plants located at Pune, Ahmed Nagar, Chinchwad, Nashik and Coimbatore.


Kirloskar Brothers and Dynamatic Tech

Peer Group

Kirloskar Brothers, Roto Pumps, Shakti Pumps, WPIL, Yuken India

Finished Products

Power driven pumps, Industrial valves

Industry and Related Industry

Pumps, Industrial Machinery, Engineering,

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Crompton Greaves – update

Crompton Greaves: Buyouts, strong cash position offer comfort – Economic Times


Crompton Greaves posted another impressive quarterly performance for March 2010. Its consolidated profits grew by 40%, despite a modest sales growth…

… The outlook for the company remains strong, as its expansion strategy through acquisition has paid off, backed by a strong cash position. It has also managed its input prices well, which dented the profits of most engineering companies. While the lack of growth in international markets is a drag on topline, Crompton Greaves has used this to its advantage though buyouts, as the targets were available at more attractive prices. Clearly, there isn’t much for the company to worry, for now.

Crompton Greaves: Global concerns emerge – Business Standard


Crompton Greaves’ consolidated financial performance in the March 2010 quarter was disappointing, as revenue grew marginally at 2 per cent to Rs 2,508 crore, compared to the same period a year ago. The domestic market, which grew at 19 per cent, supported the revenue stream…

… Moreover, there are concerns over the fate of its international business, as the Eruozone crisis might take a toll on revenue growth. The stock, like its peers in the engineering and capital goods space, looks expensive at 17 times and 15 times price to estimated earnings for FY11 and FY12, respectively. Attractive acquisitions, faster recovery in developed key markets, and unlocking value from listing of its 32 per cent group power generation company Avantha power will reinforce positive outlook and lead to further re-rating.

Crompton Greaves Limited

Crompton Greaves one of the India’s large private sector enterprises, has diversified business model  in designing, manufacturing and marketing technologically advanced electrical products and services related to power generation, transmission and distribution, besides executing turnkey projects. The company is the single largest source for a wide variety of electrical equipments and products. With several international acquisitions, Crompton Greaves is fast emerging as a first choice global supplier for high quality electrical equipment. The company addresses all the segments of the power industry from complex industrial solutions to basic household requirements.

The company is organized into three business groups viz. Power Systems, Industrial Systems, Consumer Products. Presently, the company is offering wide range of products such as power & industrial transformers, HT circuit breakers, LT & HT motors, DC motors, traction motors, alternators/ generators, railway signalling equipments, lighting products, fans, pumps and public switching, transmission and access products. In addition to offering broad range of products, the company undertakes turnkey projects from concept to commissioning. Apart from this, CG exports its products to more than 60 countries worldwide, which includes the emerging South-East Asian and Latin American markets.

Recent Developments

Crompton Greaves Ltd just concluded an arrangement for the acquisition of 3 businesses on a slump sale basis. The first one is Traction Electronics which deals with railways as the main customer. The second one is Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), of which the main customers the railways, Power Grid Corporation of India, NTPC, all utilities which do the transmission and distribution of electricity. The third one is Industrial Drives which is controlling the speed of the motors for energy efficiency through a variable voltage or variable frequency drives. For the year ending is September 2010, they hope to do a sale of about Rs 115 crore. These units have an opportunity to grow compounded at an annual growth rate of 30%. In five years time this should be a major business for Crompton Greaves.

Crompton Greave’s acquisitions over last five years overseas include PTS, Pauwels, Ganz, Microsol, MSE power and Sonomatra. PTS is a UK-based electrical engineering firm with rich exposure to comprehensive electrical engineering space and diverse clientele base in the UK. Pauwels with manufacturing facilities in five locations—Belgium, Canada, the US, Ireland and Indonesia – was catering to the US and west European markets. The Hungarian switchgears maker Ganz was selling in markets like the Middle-East and Eastern Europe. Microsol Holdings in Ireland provides automated technologies for running sub-stations. France-based Sonomatra will help enhance the Company’s capabilities in the services segment of its transmission & distribution business. US-based MSE Power would help to increase its strength as a systems integrator in the engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) international business arena, particularly in the renewable energy (wind) segment. MSE recently purchased wind-turbine monitoring technology from Second Wind Systems Inc.


All economic indicators point towards the manufacturing sector being the future driver of India’s economic growth. India is today preferred destination for sourcing various engineering goods not only due to low cost but also due to high quality of products. Strong positioning in the domestic transformer market, steady profit margins despite competitive pressures and continuing inorganic growth augur well for the company’s earnings growth.

The concern is the threat of imminent competition from global players who are already in the process of setting up manufacturing facilities in India. The market is expected to remain competition with an added element of competition from imported products. Chinese and Korean players are biggest competitors for Crompton Greaves.

While European  subsidiaries have been unable to grow in 2009-10 owing to unfavourable economic conditions in Europe and North America, return to growth  is expected from 2010-11. Recent acquisition of Power Technology Solutions (PTS) will help to expand its geographical reach! PTS is also looking to tap the opportunity in the renewable energy space, a growing market in the UK.

The scenario for the Indian Economy in general and that for the Capital Goods Industry in particular has undoubtedly improved to an extent, after the political stability in the country along with the easing liquidity situation and the offshoots of recovery in the global economy. The capital goods companies catering to the Power Sector will continue to enjoy a degree of comfort, owing to the government’s thrust on this core sector. However the sector has its own set of issues, with around 49% of the planned power projects for the Eleventh Plan already running behind schedule.

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Charged with global ambition

April 13, 2010


Crompton Greaves: Buy

April 4, 2010


Indian Capital Goods sector 4Q FY2010 outlook

April 8, 2010