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ACE Manufacturing Systems Ltd - one of India's largest manufacturers of Vertical Machining Centers Print E-mail
Written by Arjun   
Thursday, 06 March 2008
Ace Manufacturing Systems Ltd., (AMS)  is currently one of India’s largest manufacturers of Vertical Machining Centers. The company was started on February 24, 1994  by the promoters of ‘Ace Designers’ (India’s largest machine tool builders) along with Mr.P.Ramdas, a Technocrat with wide experience and proven expertise in Machine Tools. AMS, today, is the 3rd largest machine tool builder in India.

ACE AMSTo handle the ever-increasing production needs and to facilitate the critical R&D work, AMS has equipped itself with latest infrastructure facility in its new plant which was inaugurated on 22nd December 2005, consisting of about 200,000 Sq Ft built up area including about 95,000 Sq. Ft of assembly / shop / stores area, in a plot of about 10 acres of land in the heart of Peenya Industrial Area in Bangalore. AMS has built in capacity to produce about 1500 machines per year and planned to expand further to build another 3000 machines per year.

Research & Development:

AMS does not rely on any Technical Collaboration. The Research & Development orientation and continuous improvement is the backbone of the Company's growth. Ever since AMS started producing VMC’s, the usage of Vertical Machining Centers in the country increased significantly in the SSI sector.  AMS played a significant role in substantially increasing the usage of Vertical Machining Centers in India. Small and Medium Scale industries were able to build precision machining facilities at an affordable cost and play a significant role in making India a manufacturing hub to the world.


The customer base of AMS is spread across Large, Medium and Small-scale sectors with a good number of repeat customers operating a battery of AMS machines in their shops. More than 60% of AMS customers are Small-scale industries growing to be Medium-scale industries.

Product Range:

    * Drill Tap Machining Center – SPARK,  DTC-300,  DART,  DART +, Super Dart  (BT-30)
    * Vertical Machining Center – MCV-300, MCV – 300XL, WINNER,  WINNER XL,   CHALLENGER +,  Shilpi   (BT-40 with 12 tool ATC)
    * Vertical Machining Center – MCV-400, 400XL, MCV-400S, Super Winner, SONIC,  MCV-500S, MCV – 500XL  MCV-600,  MCV-600CX, MCV-650, MCV-650CX,   (BT-40 with 20 tool ATC), Gemini ( Twin spindle VMC )
    * Vertical Machining Center – MCV-500S / 50,  MCV-600 / 50,  MCV-600CX / 50 (BT-50)
    * Horizontal Machining Center – HMC-400XL, with APC (BT-40).
    * Moving Column Horizontal & Vertical Machining Center – CMH-800, with APC, Leader XL  (BT-40)
    * Heavy Duty Moving Column Horizontal Machining Center – CMH-600 / 50 (BT-50)

Achievements and Awards:

Ace Manufacturing Systems bagged the Best Exhibit and Best Design award in every IMTEX (1995, 1998, 2001 and 2004 ) from its inception until it decided not to participate in the competition to encourage other participants to get recognition. 

The Indian values, commitment and hard work of the team plays a major role in the success of AMS.

Mr.P. RamdasMr.P. Ramdas, the Prime mover behind this success story

Hailing from a lower middle class Agricultural family in Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka, Putige Ramdas was to walk 10 KM to attend school. As a bright student Ramdas secured Ranks in his Engineering from KREC Suratkal and distinction for his M Tech from IIT Chennai.

Ramdas joined prestigious Hindustan Machine Tools, the largest Machine Tool Company of yester years in 1973. He was a member of the design team which designed the first CNC lathe in India and bagged the first “Best Design award” at IMTEX  1979 for his design of SBCNC lathe. During his illustrious career in HMT, Widia Tools, Kirloskar and AMS, Ramdas designed hundreds of Machine Tools, repeatedly and consistently bagging the awards for Best Design in almost every IMTEX. A wonderful human being, Mr. Ramdas is known for his brilliance, hard work, dedication, commitment and strong values.

His message to the young generation: “Hard work with total commitment, dedication and Indian values will empower you to excel in whatever you do, succeed in life and become a great human being.” 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 15 March 2008 )
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