Sarvalakshmi Foundries was established in 1990 as a small scale industry. At that time, annual production was 350 tons of grey cast iron castings. 30 people worked in a single shift. Melting was carried out in a cupola. Hand-moulding was the major process of manufacture. The clients were mainly manufacturers of motors and pumps.
Today Sarvalakshmi Foundries has developed into a foundry with an annual capacity of 6000 tons of grey cast iron and sg iron castings. 125 people work in 3 shifts. Melting is done in a modern medium frequency 1.5 ton capacity coreless induction furnace. Moulding is carried out in Arpha 300,Arpha 450 and BQ5 moulding machines that are well-serviced by an automated sand-plant. Sand hoppers for storing 150 tons of moulding sand are available. This ensures that sand is adequately cooled before being recycled for moulding. High speed intemsive sand mixers supply sand of desired quality to the moulding machines. Adequate shot-blasting and fettling facilities are available in-house.
A well-equipped laboratory having modern process control equipments like spectrometer, universal testing machine, impact testing machine, Brinell hardness tester, microscope, sand-testing equipments, facilities for wet analysis etc are available.
The clients include manufacturers of valves, fittings, automobiles, motors, pumps, compressors, textile machineries and other engineering industries. Sarvalakshmi Foundries have customers all over south India. Now they are aggressively planning to be world players. In order to achieve this, marketing offices have been opened in USA, Canada, France and Australia.