Speciality Sintered Products Pvt Ltd, Maharashtra, India, received the award for Best PM Part for 2017 at the PM 17 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, New Delhi, India, the company has announced. The award was made by the Powder Metal Association of India (PMAI) for SSPL’s Gear Timing Camshaft for 2-litre engines, and is the third such award the company has received in the past five years.
SSPL is reportedly one of the fastest growing PM producers in India. The company began operation in 2001, producing sintered parts for automotive, auto ancillary and home appliance applications. Operating out of two plants in Pune, the company says it presently specialises in the manufacture of critical structural parts such as synchro hubs, synchro cones and timing gears, which it supplies to many OEMs across India and, as of recently, in selected global markets.
Both of SSPL’s Pune plants are ISO/TS:16949:2009 certified and the company is said to have the only 800 ton compacting press in India. SSPL recently added a new 440 ton press and has the capacity to produce components ranging from 0.3 g to 3 kg. The company reports that it has recently invested $6 million into its plants and machinery and is in the process of investing an additional $2.5 million in press and furnace technology.