Menon Group which is one the largest Automotive Component manufacturers is situated in Kolhapur (which is about 400 Kilometers Southeast of Mumbai) have been the original Equipment suppliers of the most critical engine components like Aluminium Alloy Pistons, Piston Rings, Bimetallic Bearings, Bushes, Thrust Washers and large Complex Cast Iron Components like Cylinder Block and Cylinder Heads to major Automotive, Industrial Power Generation Engine/Vehicle manufacturers.

Established in the early 70's today, employs a work force of more than 1200 in 6 of their manufacturing Units with an annual turnover of US $ 70 Million with business activities spread over 24 Countries round the Globe.

The Group Companies had in the past Collaborations with world leaders like, M/s. Izumi Industries Ltd, Japan (for Pistons) and M/s. Nippon Piston Ring Co. Ltd, Japan (for Piston Rings) as well as with M/s. King Ltd of Israel for the manufacture of Bimetallic Bearings, Bushes and Thrust Washers. The faith that these Global leaders have reposed in joining hands with the Units of Menon Group is a testimony to the Technical and manufacturing capabilities and the Quality systems followed in the manufacturing by the Group Companies.

· The following give a brief profile of the individual Companies in the Menon Group along with their infrastructure and product Profiles.

enon Pistons Ltd (MPL) manufactures aluminium alloy Pistons, Piston Pins and Piston Rings for Passenger Cars, Heavy and Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Duty Diesel Engines for Power Generation and Earth movers, Compressors, etc. MPL is the first Company in India to develop Austenitic Ring Carrier (Alfin) Pistons. With the three manufacturing Plants located in and around Kolhapur, the Company manufactures 2.4 Million Pistons per Annum.

Today MPL is an ISO-TS-16949 accredited Company certified by TUV (Sud). MPL has also been awarded "Ship To Use" (STU) Status by Cummins India and B.E.M.L.

MPL has the technical capability to design and manufacture Pistons of contemporary designs and Pistons for New Generation Engines. Major OE Customers of MPL include Tata Motors, Cummins India, Escorts Farm Trac. Maruti - Suzuki, Kirloskar, Eicher Tractor, BEML –Komatsu, SAME, New Holland, Greaves and Ford to name a few. MPL is OE supplier to world majors like MACK Trucks, Cummins and ARROW engines, USA and Lister Petter-UK and has been awarded Status of "Preferred Supplier" from MACK Trucks, USA. MPL exports about 25% of its produce to 24 countries in all parts of the world including countries like the USA, LATIN America, UK, Germany, France, Turkey, Israel, Singapore, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh etc.

Menon Bearings Ltd (MBL), manufactures a whole range of bi-metal Engine Bearings, Bushes and Thrust Washers for light Medium and Heavy Automobile Engines, Two Wheeler Engines as well as for Compressors and for Refrigerators and Air Conditioners.

Menon Bearings Ltd (MBL) manufactures Bearings with Diameters ranging from 30 mm to 125 mm, bushes with diameters ranging from 15 to 120 mm and Thrust washers with diameters ranging from 50 mm to 225 mm. MBL is one of the very few Companies that manufacture Copper Lead, Aluminium Tin, and Lead Babbit products under one roof.

Exporting 30% of production capacity and with exports growth at more than 25% per Annum, the MBL brand enjoys strong equity among leading OEM's all over the world as the preferred OE supplier. These include interalia, MACK Trucks USA, Volvo Sweden, Cummins, John Deere, Tata Motors, Maruti Udyog, BEML, Greaves, Lister Petter-UK and many other Engine manufacturers in India and abroad.

MBL Quality Systems are TS16949 Certified by TUV. MBL has been awarded "Ship to Use" certification by major OEMs the world over in recognition of its world class Quality Assurance Systems.


Menon Piston Rings (P) Ltd (MPR), is equipped with the best manufacturing facilities for the manufacture of Piston Rings for New Generation Engines. From Foundry to Surface Treatment – MPR has all the facilities in house. MPR makes Cast Iron, Alloy Cast Iron, S.G. Iron (Ductile Cast Iron), Steel, Hard Chrome Plated, Hard Chrome Profile Ground, Moly Coated, Moly Plasma/Inlay Moly Rings with diameters ranging from 60 mm to 205 mm and applications that range from Passenger Cars to heavy Duty Engines for Marine and Power Generation. MPR manufactures 600000 rings per month. MPR is a trusted name by India's Automotive and Diesel Engine Majors, Escorts Tractors, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd, SAME, Eicher Tractors, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, Kirloskar Pneumatic Co. Ltd, Greaves Ltd, to name a few.

Apart from supplies to Indian and Overseas OEMs, MPR export 35% of total production to USA and Latin America, UK, Bangladesh, Singapore, Dubai, Sri Lanka etc.

MPR is a supplier to world major like MACK / Volvo Trucks, Cummins and ARROW Engines, USA, MPR has been awarded status of "Preferred Supplier" from MACK Trucks, USA.

Menon Alkop Pvt. Ltd., promoted under the leadership of our visionary chairman Mr. Ram Menon, is a subsidiary of Menon Bearings Ltd. With a fully automised shop floor of more than 55000 square feet situated in an area of more than half a million square feet, the manufacturing facility of Menon Alkop Pvt. Ltd. at the Five Star MIDC area in Kagal, will deploy world class technology to manufacture top of the line HPDC, LPDC & Gravity Die Cast products for critical, high value applications in the automobile sector.

The Product range includes engine blocks cylinder heads, gear boxes, end shields etc. Menon Alkop will fill the large gap within supply & demand for high quality aluminium castings in the region.

The Menon Groups existing relationship with major customers & its network with logistics support centers at major locations across the world will help Menon Alkop gain a foothold at a fast pace.

Menon and Menon Limited is one of the leading engineering companies in India, manufacturing grey iron Cylinder Blocks and Cylinder Heads in as cast and machined condition.Its operations are certified to the TS 16949 standards by Underwriters Laboratories Inc, USA.The company is located approximately 425 Kilometers south of Mumbai, in the city of Kolhapur, Maharashtra State, India.

Its facility, covering a built up area of over 20,000 Square Meters, has a well equipped foundry and machine shop. It also has adequate capabilities to design toolings and gauges required for the manufacture of Cylinder Blocks and Cylinder Heads.It is the first company in India to be certified to the QS 9000 series of Quality System Standards.The company is presently working on the implementation of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) practices and has set a target of challenging the JIPM (Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance) Award.It employs over 800 people and has been in existence since 1954.