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UGC Supply Chain Solutions sets up material testing facility in Pune Print E-mail
Written by Vijay   
Friday, 29 October 2010
Pune: UGC Supply Chain Solutions has set up a high-tech material testing facility on its premises at Chakan, near Pune. It has been set up with an initial investment of Rs 1.5 crore and houses world-class equipment, and sample collection facilities. To begin with the laboratory will be capable of testing the physical and chemical composition of metals.

An additional facility to test polymers and rubbers is expected to be set up by next year.

In addition to supporting the material testing needs of large industries in Bhosari, Talegaon, Ranjangaon, and Western Maharashtra it will also support the quality management systems of SMEs.

The increasing number of MNCs and the growing auto cluster in and around Chakan have long warranted a high-tech material testing facility in the area.

UGC Supply Chain Solutions operates from 11 locations across India and provides total supply chain management offering purchase, warehousing, quality assurance, in-bound and out-bound transportation of materials, sub-assembly manufacturing, etc. It's customers include companies like Tata Steel, L&T, Kirloskar Oil Engines, Godrej Appliances, Emerson Climate Control Technologies, Varroc.

The facility was inaugurated by R R Deshpande, Executive Director, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited and Ankush Kakade, Chairman, MHADA, Pune.

Ashutosh Varhadpande, DGM, Godrej Appliances who was present on the occasion said that in the future Original Equipment Manufacturers and suppliers will have do raw material testing and go beyond just quality inspection.

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