Winners 18

Winners 18

Aavishkar Machinery Pvt Ltd

Industrial Engineering

Mr. Kunal Jena

Aavishkar Machinery Private Limited (AMPL), which was established in 1986, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.

It is a leading designer as well as manufacturer of cement plants, bulk material handling systems, refractory and castable units, rice husk ash (RHA) plants, mineral processing plants, fertiliser plants, zinc oxide plants, sugar plants, copper extraction plants, food processing plants, pigments, calcination projects and other process plants on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) or turnkey basis, within India as well as overseas.

Globally, Aavishkar was the first company to reduce fuel consumption in cement plants to 750Kcal/Kg of clinker when global standards were 900 Kcal/Kg of clinker and Indian standards were 1100Kcal/Kg.

It is known for its capability to enable the use of low grade limestone cement manufacturing using alternate material. It is the first company which made economical grades of cement available when it was under the Essential Commodities Act.

The company is a leading supplier of ball mills to every industry where grinding is involved.

Active Green Window Solutions CENTRE LTD

Aluminium Windows

Mr.M V Subba Raju
Managing Partner

Active Green Window Solutions (AGWS) was set up as a partnership firm in 2011, by its Managing Partner M V Subba Raju.

Shortly, AGWS was appointed as a distributor for Unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride (UPVC) windows and doors by M/s Rehau of Germany, for the state of Andhra Pradesh.

In 2014, AGWS was selected as an exclusive partner for fabrication of aluminium windows, doors, façade and skylights by M/s Schueco of Germany. Later, AGWS was appointed as an exclusive distributor for kitchen sinks by M/s Carysil of Germany, and Raucord furniture by M/s Rehau of Germany.

The company was also appointed as an exclusive distributor for steel doors by M/s Hormann of Germany and for fabrication of SS Railing by M/s Q-Rail of Germany.

Within the first year of its establishment AGWS achieved a turnover of Rs 7 crore as against its target of Rs.5 crore. In 2016-17, it crossed a turnover target of Rs 15 crore.

Today AGWS has two fabrication units at Pashmylaram on the outskirts of Hyderabad city. It is in the process of expanding its production capacity by setting up a second fabrication unit near its existing unit.

Advance Syntex Pvt Ltd

Glitter Powder

Mr. Bhavan Dhirendra Vora

Advance Syntex Pvt Ltd began as a small scale unit which introduced glitter powder for several uses ranging from decoration to textiles, besides many other uses.

The company was set up by D J Vora, way back in 1979, after he travelled to the USA and studied glitter powder and its uses.

Later on, both his sons Bhavan Dhirendra Vora, who is the company’s Managing Director today and Devang Vora, who is a textile engineer, joined the company and expanded it.

The company’s main products are glitter powder and metalised polyester film which are used in sectors like textiles, art and craft, packaging as well as construction.

It exports glitter powder worth Rs 10 crore to Rs 12 crore. Recently, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with the US-based Michaels Stores, to supply glitter powder to its Art & Craft Division. The company has installed as well as commissioned a vaccum metalising machine purchased from the UK. It has set up a packing division with a glitter powder filling machine, pouch packing machine, labelling machine and a blister sealing machine.

Aha 3D Innovations Pvt Ltd

3D Printer


Jaipur-based 3D printer manufacturer Aha 3D Innovations Pvt Ltd was set up by its director Aakash, after he came across the reprap project in 2009.

However, the maturity level of machines back then left much to be desired.
Thus, the seed of Aha3D was sown. The company came into existence to very specifically address innovators’ problems faced during prototyping.

The company’s 3D printer models, namely its ProtoCentre 999 desktop 3D printer, the Aha Star large volume (1 cubic metre and larger) industrial 3D printer and its Aha Prime mid-volume 3D printer, faithfully reproduce the most complex patterns and forms from the designer’s drawing board.

Aha’s 3D printers have enabled automation of the most tedious, complex as well as critical tasks in foundry technology, like making of patterns, dies, moulds and cores needed in a foundry.

The company’s machines are capable of printing life size human forms rapidly and accurately. This is of immense use to surgeons in pre-planning their operations. They can now print out the model of a patient’s fractured bone from its CT scan and plan out a complex operation even before entering the operation theatre. Auto parts like dashboards, bumpers or instrument clusters can be made easily on Aha 3D printers.

Akshar Brass Industries

Electrical Accessories

Mr. Sanjay Limbasia
General Manager

Akshar Brass Industries is involved in manufacturing brass electrical accessories, cable gland accessories, earthing and lightening protection, copper cable lugs, conduit fittings and brass components.

After the company was established in Jamnagar, Gujarat, in 1996, it has successfully gained market credibility in a span of 40 years manufacturing a wide range of precision turned brass components like, brass inserts, brass neutral links, brass battery terminals, brass connectors, brass PCB terminals, brass switchgear parts, brass electronic connectors, brass automotive products, brass washers, brass and copper sheet cutting pressing parts, precision brass and mild steel turning parts.

The company’s brand name Cabtek makes it stand out from its competitors and brought it several valuable customers from many countries.

It supplies its range of CNC turned brass components to textile industries, water pump industries, valve industries, pharmaceutical industries, power transmission industries, automobile industries and several other industries.

The company is an ISO 9001:2008 & EN 80079-34:2011 certified export oriented unit, uncompromising quality consciousness with state of the art CAD installation and in-house laboratory facility as per EN 50262 standard for the manufacture of its products.

M/s Anilkumar & Company

Ginned & Pressed Cotton

Mr.Anil Kumar B Aneppanavar

M/s Anilkumar & Company was established in 1978 as a retail trading firm. The company expanded its business activities from retail trade to wholesale trade before entering ginning and pressing of cotton into bales.

Later, the firm opened its branch in Hubli (Karnataka) during 1986 and went on to install its own ginning and pressing factory at Dharwad in Karnataka during 2005 under the Government of India’s cotton technology mission.

From 2005 to 2014, after various stages of expansion and modernisation, the factory’s annual pressing capacity crossed Rs 1 lakh bales per year, which is the highest single production capacity in the state of Karnataka, with an annual sales turnover of Rs 200 crore to Rs 250 crore.

Due to the strict procurement of raw material, quality control, inventory and fair trade practices, the firm enrolled as registered suppliers to various leading textile mills in India.

Ankit Texo Innovations Pvt Ltd

Textile Fabrics

Mr. Sanjay P Gandhi

Ankit Texo Innovations Private Ltd is an Ahmedabad based textile fabric manufacturing company in the state of Gujarat which began operations in 2011.

The driving force behind the company is its director Sanjay Pravin Kumar Gandhi who has more than 25 years of experience in fabric manufacturing, besides Pravin Kumar Dhanraj Gandhi, who has more than 50 years experience in the fabric manufacturing industry.

Another key decision maker of the company is Ankit Pravin Kumar Gandhi who has spent more than 10 years in fabric manufacturing and the apparels industry. He is also the founder and CEO of Lost Caves brand of apparel.

The company is known to provide all documents in advance for pre-shipment or post-shipment as well as assist the nominated clearing agent or the buyer’s agent for prompt processing, besides keep clients informed about the order status.

Other companies associated with Ankit Texo Innovations Pvt Ltd are Shanaya Fabrics LLP, which is involved in spinning, weaving and finishing of textiles.

Anmol Biotech Pvt Ltd


Mr. Alkesh Chavda

Anmol Biotech Pvt Ltd based in Rajkot, Gujarat, is one of the largest manufacturers of agrochemical products and pesticides in India. It has a ranking from environment management system ISO 1400:2015.

Set up with the vision of working extensively along with the farming community to help them raise better and healthy crops and uplift their lives, Anmol Biotech Pvt Ltd has established itself as a leading name in the agrochemical industry, with a product range spanning agro chemicals, technical formulations to households as well as public health chemicals.

Focusing on organic solutions for crop protection, the company is also actively engaged in manufacturing of bio-pesticides of different grades, Anmol Biotech Pvt Ltd has earned the reputation of a leading manufacturer for a spectrum of agri-input products.

Currently present in four countries, Anmol Biotech Pvt Ltd’s reach and impact has crossed geographical boundaries spanning four states through a network of offices, product registrations and satisfied customers.

Through extensive research in agricultural fields, the company provides the farming community with successful products and services, thereby helping farmers grow healthy crops and optimise their yield. The company’s expertise has made it one of the preferred processors and suppliers of bio-products.

Astra Concrete Products

Concrete Spacers

Mr. Shrikant Parulekar

Astra Concrete Products is a manufacturer as well as exporter of pre-cast concrete products like fibre concrete spacers, rebar end safety caps, steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) manhole frames and covers, based in Madkaim, Goa.

It was founded Shrikant Balkrishna Parulekar, a graduate civil engineer in the year 1998 along with another engineer Sushant Shrikant Parulekar as his partner.

Astra is the largest manufacturer and exporter of concrete spacers in India, supplying its products to landmark projects, metro systems, high-rise towers, besides other projects in India and abroad. More than 60% of its revenue is generated by exports.

It has two manufacturing plants at Madkaim in Goa and another at Bhiwandi in Maharashtra. All its units are at ISO 9001:2015 certified locations.

Currently, the company serves the entire Western as well as Southern India regions like Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It exports to over 10 countries in South Asia (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh), Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia), South East Asia as well as Oceania besides countries like Japan, NewZealand, Vietnam, Malta, Israel and Mauritius.

Audio Life

Audio Engineering

Ms. Yashwanth Shivaprakash

The Audio Life School of Sound Engineering was set up by Yashwanth Shivaprakash, a first generation entrepreneur in 2012, to offer professional audio engineering, sound recording and music technology courses at affordable prices.

The Bangalore-based institution runs a Diploma in Recording Arts & Music Technology (sound engineering) course and a certificate course in Electronic Music Production which award Avid certifications, recognised by top music, post production, film, television and broadcast facilities worldwide.

Audio Life helps upcoming independent artistes with free recording and promotional support for their music videos as well as audio related services.

The company has partnered with the latest trending web channels in South India as their audio partners, to remain active and to keep pace with recent trends in the music industry.

It won the 2016 ‘Future of India’ award, for excellence in business innovation as well as the 2016 Leaders Awards (Education) for innovation and value-based education award in Karnataka.

Auro Arts


Ms. Anuradha Sahu

Auro Arts was set up by Raipur-based artisan Anuradha Sahu to create as well as sell handicrafts using whole flowers, leaves and other natural elements under the ‘Hana’ brand. Sahu happens to hold international patents for handicrafts from the United States of America, Germany, Japan and Singapore.

Her company specialises in creating handicrafts based on Oshibana which is originally a 16th century Japanese art form of pressing flowers, petals and leaves until they dry and flat. These elements are then used to ‘paint’ an artistic composition, referred to as Oshibana.

Sahu is affiliated to various ministries of the Government of India’s Ministry of Medium, Small & Micro Enterprises (MSME), Ministry of Textiles, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), Council of Handicrafts Development Corporation (COHANDS), Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA).

She has been conducting exhibitions to promote her craft both nationally as well as internationally, in places like Surajkund Mela, as well as various government organised trade fairs at New York, Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Frankfurt, Birmingham, Milan and Tokyo.