KARAM is India’s leading Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing enterprise, and is rated as one of the finest Indian companies providing world class PPE. KARAM ranks as the number one Company in the field of Personal Safety in the country, and as one of the top ten Fall Protection manufacturing companies in the World.
Industrial and Work Place Safety
Workers in different industries are exposed to various hazards while working. These hazards include working at heights (being exposed to a fall), high noise areas, exposure to chemicals and splashes, exposure to dangerous gasses, etc. This not only exposes them to extreme physical risk that may cost them their lives, but also reduces their efficiency while working. Additionally, from the employers’ point of view, such work place accidents can have very high repercussions- both monetary and otherwise.
KARAM’s Comprehensive Product Range
KARAM’s Objective to create lasting value for the people working in hazardous situations in our country and across the globe is met through its vast range of products and safety solutions.
This comprehensive range includes Personal Protective products like Safety Helmets, Protective Safety Eyewear, Hearing protective equipment, Welding Protective Face Shields, respiratory protective equipment, Safety Shoes, and a vast range of Fall Protection Equipment. Besides these, Engineered Safety Solutions like Anchorage systems, specialized Rope Access, Evacuation and Rescue Products, and Confined Space Entry/ Egress systems also form a part of KARAM’s Product Portfolio.
And KARAM’s Vision also to provide technical and usage-based understanding for combatting industrial hazards to Workers and Supervisors alike, is fulfilled by its independent Consultancy and Training vertical.
Such diverse presence in the growing businesses of Safety and PPE is fueled by the company’s proven competencies, enterprise strength and extremely strong values.
Quality Assurance at KARAM
At KARAM, we understand that the Products we manufacture serve to save a life. Hence each and every step in the entire process of Operations, for the entire range of Products- starting from raw material procurement to assembly of the final product, is accompanied by a strong sense of responsibility towards the strict and escalated Quality parameters, set within the Organization. The Products are further Tested and Certified as per various International Standards, including American Standards, European Standards, Australian Norms, Singapore Norms, and Canadian Standards, including also the Indian Standards. Today, the name of KARAM stands synonymous with Quality- both in product and in service. And this is as a result of more than a decade of continuous improvement, dedication and hard work, put in by the entire team of KARAM.
KARAM’s Competitive edge
The competitiveness of KARAM’s comprehensive and diverse Safety Enterprise rests on strong working foundations, derived from KARAM’s deep consumer understanding, cutting edge Research and Development, world-class manufacturing infrastructure, focused quality manufacturing, efficient distribution network, and an extremely dedicated work force.
KARAM has a strong willingness to understand the safety needs of its Customers, and provide solutions that are best suited to their needs. And regular feed back play an important tool in leading the way for its highly competent Research and Development Team. This is substantiated by the fact that the R&D Team of KARAM rolled out more than 40 new products in the year 2014-15, and more than 50 new products in the year 2015-16, catering to various Fall protection needs, anchorage solutions, and challenges of confined space entry as faced by the user.
The manufacturing set-up of KARAM is based out of Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh-India, covering approximately 12 acres of land) and Sitarganj (Uttarakhand- India, covering approximately 20 acres of land). The Lucknow unit is a fully backward integrated set-up; this allows the finest control over quality of the product at all stages of manufacturing. The Operations in both the Units are also aided by high technology driven and low emission Machinery, providing both accuracy and increased output of the products.
KARAM’s Customer Reach
KARAM reaches out to its valued customers in India through its Trained Marketing Team from its Regional Offices (based in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore), its various Branch Offices (in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Chennai) and its resident offices spread across more than 14 other cities of the country. KARAM Consultancy and Training Center is situated in Delhi-NCR, and similarly reaches out to the entire country for their Training needs.
KARAM also has a huge network of Distributers and Dealers, and a Warehouse of its products in Vapi, Gujarat (India). These cater to the immediate requirements of the customers across the country.
Overseas, KARAM has its Customers in more than 70 countries across the globe. The products are customized as per the need and certification requirements of the specific country. KARAM has offices also in France (for the Customers in Europe), Dubai (for customers in the Middle East) and in Texas for customers in the USA, for ease of operations and a wider scope. KARAM also has a wide network of Dealers and Distributors in countries like Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia etc.
KARAM- known by its Team
Recognized as one of the finest Fall Protection and PPE Manufacturing companies in the country, KARAM is also seen as a Team of dedicated individuals, that is highly motivated and result-oriented. The group directly engages more than 2600 team members, each of whom show exemplary levels of commitment- whether in Operations or in Marketing.
Leading in Sustainability
All of KARAM’s units have operations that are non-polluting, and environment friendly. With regular drives towards saving fuel, adopting energy efficient processes and machinery, water recycling, effluent treatment, plantation drives and paper-saving methods, KARAM aims to make a significant impact in conservation of the environment.
Creating lasting value
KARAM is devoted to make Safety in the Industry an absolute need, and takes upon itself the responsibility for creating a safer working scenario for both workers and employers alike. As described by Mr. Hemant Sapra- President (Global Marketing, KARAM), “the business and operations of KARAM are itself a Corporate Social Responsibility”. And KARAM is committed to work in unison with both Corporates and the Government to achieve the highest levels of safety standards in the country. Mr. Rajesh Nigam- President (Technical, KARAM) says- “the motive is to make sure that every worker, after a hard days’ work, gets back home to his family safely”.
KARAM also feels strongly for the Society, and under its CSR initiative “Koshish”, has brought about significant contribution in the field of education and health to the children of the underprivileged.
Identifying opportunities and moving ahead
Understanding and catering to the safety needs of its Customers, whether domestic or International, has become an integral character of KARAM and its people. And in KARAM, everyone is aware that as long as Customer feedback and Market understanding is given its importance, enough opportunities will come our way to grasp and grow.
KARAM is proud of its Customer Oriented strategy, which has already become a subject matter for a Case Study in the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (in collaboration with Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, San Jose University of California), and this Case study has been published in June, 2015, as “Internationalization of the KARAM Group of companies: Experiences, Imperatives and Challenges” in the South Asian Journal of Management.
KARAM now looks to moving ahead, adopting and adapting to the ever-changing environment.
Manufacturing Set-Up at KARAM
KARAM has a strong manufacturing set-up, equipped with the finest and latest technology driven machinery. The highly trained Engineers and skilled workforce are driven by their zeal for excellence in quality in product and delivery. All systems and processes are assessed by SGS UK, and registered to ISO 9001-2008.
Located in the outskirts of the city of Lucknow, about 500kms to the South-East of New Delhi, the Factory is spread over a span of more than 20 acres.
A Unit where all the products are manufactured completely in-house, is entirely vertically-integrated, and hence is unique in its own kind. All the components of the Fall Protection range of KARAM products are produced within one large campus, and yarn and steel are credited as being the only main raw materials for the same. The idea is to have a complete control over the finest details of manufacturing in order to reach the highest levels of quality standards.
The Metal operations involved are extensive, covering all aspects of manufacturing on CNC machines and include as follows:
- Metal Shearing
- Metal Stamping
- Metal Hot and Cold Forging
- Heat Treatment -on Conveyer-driven Furnaces
- Turning Operations over CNC driven machines
- Metal Assembly, which includes assembly of complex engineered products
- Metal Finishing and Electro-Plating. KARAM has one of the finest automatic Electroplating plants that enable high levels of productivity and consistently high levels of quality.
- Tools and Dies making Shop: Equipped with specialized machinery, KARAM has its own dedicated Tool Room that enables quickest levels of delivery of new tools and maintenance of running tools.
The Textile Operations involve starting from the basic raw material- high tenacity yarn, manufacturing the entire range of webbing, twisted rope and kernmantle rope. The operations here include-
- Textile weaving
- Rope twisting
- Stitching and splicing
- Assembly shop
Other manufacturing processes also include Plastic molding.
Strict quality parameters are laid out for Manufacturing and Systems operations, and followed to the core.
SITARGANJ (UTTARAKHAND) UNIT
This Manufacturing set-up is located in the foot-hills of the Himalayan range, in the small township of Sitarganj, Uttarakhand, India.
Spanning a huge area of more than 17 acres, and equipped with the finest technology in Plastic molding, Shoe Molding and large Harness manufacturing, this Factory works in an extremely organized manner to fulfill the demands of the market.
The operations here include:
- Plastic Molding- furnished with a range of technology driven machinery, and using only virgin material for molding of components of quality safety products.
- Shoe manufacturing- encompassing all operations, right from cutting of uppers, automatic stitching of uppers, molding of sole (on Desma machine) and finishing of the best-designed Safety Shoes in the market.
- Safety Eyewear Manufacturing- includes molding of the finest quality of lenses, and a super-specialized process for imparting anti-scratch and anti-fog properties.
- Manufacturing of Ear Protection and Respiratory protection equipment.
- Harness manufacturing: covering all aspects of manufacturing, right from webbing manufacturing, rope manufacturing and final assembly of product.
- Manufacturing of Fixed Line Systems: through a dedicated stream of highly technical operations and assembly lines.
The Unit has a unique distinction of achieving the highest standards in quality output that includes IS, DGMS and EN, and focuses on continual improvement in all fields of manufacturing.
Also accredited with the ISO 9001:2000 Certification, the unit is committed to provide excellence in products to the valued customers of KARAM.
R&D at KARAM
KARAM has a dedicated center of Research and Design in the fields of Engineered products, Textile products and also Safety Shoes. Here the work is carried out employing the latest technology in Computer graphics and Technical designing.
KARAM is highly sensitive to the feedback given by our valued customers. Customer need and market requirements are analyzed and incorporated to design new products. Our specialized team conducts extensive field trials over the new products, before these are introduced for general use.
KARAM TRAINING CENTER
A state-of-the art Training center of KARAM situated in the NCR region of Delhi provides an exceptional facility for training on work at height and other safety related issues.
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