GMT – 60 Years of Excellence

Announcing the Diamond Jubilee of Guindy Machine Tools Ltd. Incorporated on October 28th 1959. Manufacturers of Lathe Chucks and Cylinders, Metrology Equipment and Flat Lapping Machines.

The Story Behind GMT

A six decade long journey centred around a determined entrepreneur, machine tools, investors, teams of engineers and administrators, salesmen and staff, service providers and customers. A story of men and machines, of heart stopping ups and downs, of many responsibilities shouldered, many obstacles overcome, many moments of shared joy and sorrow.

The factory was built in 1963 in the village of Pallikaranai, Chennai, India, with a view to bringing growth and prosperity to an impoverished village. A village which is said to have a record of history for at least 800 years! Once the company was established, electrification followed, telephone lines came next, followed by public transport. Other companies and educational institutions then moved in and the village evolved into a bustling suburb of Chennai.

Today, Pallikaranai is prime real estate in Chennai.

Remembering Our Founder...

Our Founder
P.VENKAT RAMAN (1926-1995)

Affectionately known as PV, he graduated with a triple degree in Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering from the Benares Hindu University. He started Guindy Machine Tools Ltd, (GMT) in the Industrial Estate, Guindy in 1959. realizing a long cherished dream of establishing his own business in precision engineering.

A polymath, he was extremely proficient in several disciplines, and had the unique capacity of putting engineering theory into practice, which combined with his tremendous people management skills, ensured that engineering concepts were translated into product lines. His abilities extended to accounting, tax planning, marketing, personnel management and public relations. These skills ensured a wholesome growth of the company in all its spheres.