Company History and Progress


From the year 1994, and going stronger by the day…..

The beginnings are humble and modest…

Then - A team of two like-minded individuals backed by only five other helping hands, besides their own self-determination and die-hard spirit.
Now - A consolidated team of more than 2600 people each marching towards a common goal and backing one another.

Then - Safety Nets being the mainstay product
Now - An exhaustive range of Personal Protective Equipment, Confined space entry-egress products, Rope Access & Rescue products.

Then - A company, only dreaming to reach out to the world
Now - A company that has lived up to its dreams….. and dreaming bigger….

Then - Struggling to hold its ground
Now - A Strong name built on trust….not just in India, but globally all over…..

Then - A vision to acquire excellence in the field of Quality- in both Product and Service
Now - A stronger vision and a greater commitment towards achieving the same…. For both-the Mankind and the Environment….

A simple story…

Of a simple Indian Company…

Today- a strong Global Organization…..

At your service

and

Knowing your needs better!!


Progress of KARAM over the years …… performance and recognitions ……

1994

⇒ The Company was founded with a small scale Safety Net Manufacturing Unit and one office each at New Delhi & Lucknow, UP in India. Conceived as a professional organization specializing in Design, Development, Manufacturing and Marketing of Quality Fall Protection Devices.

1997

⇒ Set up the First Safety Belt Manufacturing Unit in Lucknow, UP, India. Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India, Awarded the quality certification for Safety Belts as per IS : 3521 : 1989.

1998

⇒ Achieved approval from the Director General of Mines and Services, Government of India.

1999

⇒ Became the first Indian Company to achieve CE Certification on Fall Protection Equipment. All the equipment is now manufactured as per European Norms duly CE certified

2003

⇒ Awarded a Trophy by the Government of India for achieving Best Exports of Safety Equipment from the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

2004

⇒ Set up a Second Manufacturing Unit, a vertically-integrated plant for production of Fall Protection Equipment in Lucknow, UP, India.
⇒ Achieved the systems Certification of ISO 9001-2000 from UKAS (UK)

2005

⇒ Set up a Manufacturing Unit in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, India, to cater to the market needs of the country.

2006

⇒ Launched a new range of Personal Protective Equipment- the Safety Eyewear, CE certified and conforming to the EN norms
⇒ Established Regional Offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore

2007

⇒ Safety Footwear introduced by KARAM, incorporated with the unique Dual Density Polyurethane outsole.
⇒ Doubled up the Infrastructure in both the Manufacturing as well as the Marketing Set-ups in the country.
⇒ Full Body harnesses, now complying with the American and Australian Norms as well.
⇒ Progressing steadily to cover Personal Protective Equipment range from Head-to-Toe, KARAM launched Ear-Protection gear, conforming to the EN norms and CE certified.

2008

⇒ Progressing steadily to cover Personal Protective Equipment range from Head-to-Toe, KARAM launched Ear-Protection gear, conforming to the EN norms and CE certified.
⇒ Also launched KARAM range of Welding Shields
⇒ Reaching out to more customers by establishing more branch offices across the country

2009

⇒ Introduced the Premium range of Full Body Harnesses- the Magna Range- characterized by extreme comfort and ergonomic features.
⇒ Introduced an exhaustive range of Max Catch KARAM Retractable Fall Arrestor Blocks, in both Polymer as well as Aluminium Casing, ranging from 3.5m to 30 m in length.
⇒ Also introduced a wide range of Harnesses and Lanyards conforming to ANSI Z 359.1
⇒ Promoters awarded Vocational Excellence Award in the field of Trade and Industry, for “perseverance, commitment and dedication to high moral and ethical values” by Rotary Club of Lucknow (UP).

2010

⇒ Established a State-of-the-Art manufacturing Set-up in Sitarganj (Uttarakhand) having the latest technology in Shoe Molding (using specialized Desma machines), and with enhanced capacity for Fall Protection equipment manufacturing.
⇒ Consolidated the Vertical Integration process and Research & Design activities at the Unit in Lucknow through the use of specialized CNC machinery.
⇒ Increasing product range, conforming to ANSI and Canadian Standards

2011

⇒ Enhanced further capacity of Production in Lucknow by establishing a further Manufacturing facility.
⇒ Launched the New Gripp Series of Safety Shoes.
⇒ Launched the exhaustive range of Fixed Line Systems, for both Vertical and Horizontal Anchorage.
⇒ Set up and Consolidated base in France for reaching out to customers in Europe.

2012

⇒ Introduced the Special Purpose Harnesses and Fixed Anchorage line Systems in its range.
⇒ Further increased Dealer and Distributer network across the country.
⇒ Promoters awarded Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the UP Chapter of TIE for “visionary leadership and dedication to excellence”.
⇒ KARAM Marketing office set up in Dubai, to reach out to the Customers in the countries of the Middle East.

2013

⇒ Awarded the Best Exporter Award (U.P) -2013 from Uttar Pradesh Export Promotion Council
⇒ KARAM facilitated as New Star Export House
⇒ Set up complete automation in various operations and Robotic processes in Lucknow and Sitarganj units.
⇒ Expansion of the range of Safety Shoe.
⇒ Set up Warehouse in Vapi, Gujarat, for easy and quicker availability of goods for customers, moving a step towards forward integration.

2014

⇒ Established an additional Administrative State of the Art wing in Lucknow unit
⇒ Launched the New Revolta Harnesses, Telescopic Pole, Micron Block, Komfy Kruze (Ascent – Descent Rescue roll system), EVAC/ EVAC-R, (System for emergency evacuation & Rescue), Shelblast etc.
⇒ Retractable Fall Arrester Blocks Tested as per ANSI norms.
⇒ Further Expansion of FLS section.
⇒ Set up a new, accredited state-of-the-art Safety Training and Consultancy Facility in Delhi-NCR, equipped with advanced simulation sites for Height safety, roof safety, rope access and rescue.

2015

⇒ KARAM R&D team introduced more than 50 new products, covering ranges like Temporary Horizontal Life lines, Davit arm systems for Confined space entry, new Retractable Blocks, wide ranges of Winches, etc.
⇒ KARAM awarded “2-Star” Export House status.
⇒ Established a Warehouse in Texas, USA for quicker delivery of goods in North America.
⇒ Consolidated reach in the Middle East by establishing a stronger Dealer-Distributer network in the region.