Kineco - World of Composites

Awards


JEC Innovation Programme ASIA 2008

Kineco won global 'JEC Innovation Award' for Filament Wound Composite Undercarriage Water Tank developed for air-conditioned passenger coaches of Indian Railway. Award was presented during JEC Asia show 2008 at Singapore.

Undercarriage tank was developed by Kineco in a joint project with Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Advanced Composites Program (TIFAC, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India) and Research, Designs & Standards Organization (Ministry of Railways, Government of India).

In air-conditioned coaches of passenger trains, the AC unit is roof - mounted and there is no space available for overhead water tanks. Kineco developed an innovative filament-wound composite undercarriage water tank. This non - corrosive, composite tank was designed in a single piece with semi-ellipsoidal dish ends and produced using a 4 - axis CNC filament winding process which prevents leaks in operation. Compared to existing metal tanks, 120 kg weight saving per coach was achieved, facilitating reduction in overall coach tare weight and easy handling during installation. Undercarriage tank is provided with a specialised thermoplastic protective shield to take care of ballast hits and there is no need to remove the complete tank for repair.

Goa Management Association-Entrepreneur of the Year 2004

Though one among the 3 management associations in Goa, the Goa Management Association annual awards are considered the most prestigious. Among the other annual awards given are the Best manager, best young manager and Best student . The Entrepreneur of the year award is the most coveted. It has to preferably be a first generation entrepreneur. The award is always given by a distinguished corporate achiever from one of India’s top companies.


Goa Management Association - Enterpreneur of the year 2004

Below is the citation from the Goa management association


ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD 2004

Mr. Shekhar Sardessai

In appreciation of excellence in product design, manufacturing and marketing innovative products of Fibre Reinforced Plastic in India, US and Europe, Mr Shekhar Sardessai has displayed high degree of zeal, determination, risk taking capabilities and unique blend of leadership qualities in steering his Company KINECO to greater heights, while successfully competing in the Indian and International markets.

Beginning his career with Buckau Wolf India Ltd. as a Trainee Engineer, he moved to Thermax Limited where he worked as Project Site Engineer for one and half years and thereafter as Product Manager with Titanor Components Ltd.

Fired by high entrepreneurial ambition and backed by 8 years of real life experience, he started a small scale unit in 1995 under the name of Mass Kinematics in Goa, with an initial investment of Rs. 36 lakhs, including Rs. 12 lakhs as promoter's capital, his net worth has risen to Rs. 236 lakhs in 2004. Having grown in size, sales, profits and reputation his Company - Kineco Pvt. Ltd.- has achieved an ISO 9002 certification. Presently, the Company employs 200 people at two manufacturing locations in Pilerne Industrial Estate of Goa.

Driven by excellence his company rose to national eminence with aggressive marketing efforts and extensive investments in R & D & Human Resources, thus capturing some of the most prestigious projects in the field of fiberglass composites.

Energized by the power of innovation, Shekhar closely worked with customers such as Indian Railways, Konkan Railway Corporation and a few multinationals to develop exciting product designs and applications such as Coach Body, Sky Bus and 'Aerodynamic Front End Nose Cone' New Generation Train. Kineco also bagged a contract from DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) for development of the indigenous All Composite structure, Airborne Radar system using carbon fibre and honeycomb.

A dynamic entrepreneur, with a keen eye on development in fiberglass technology applications for Railways, DRDO, Multinationals, Shekhar has taken giant strides in becoming a global player : "Composites - his passion , innovation - his mission, technology - his focus and world class products - his commitment"


Rotary club of Panaji- Young Entrepreneur of the year award

Among the Rotary Clubs of Goa, the Rotary Club of Panaji is the oldest. Panaji being the capital, It has some of the most successful professionals & businessmen as its members. Consequently its standards for recognition are high. For recognizing entrepreneurship it has instituted the "Young Entrepreneur of the year award" normally given to first generation entrepreneurs. This was given to Shekhar Sardessai. Chairman & Managing Director, Kineco in 2005-06

Rotary Club Of Panjim
Rotary Club of Panaji