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Badhaaii! Congratulations, CHIRON India!

»Good job, CHIRON India!« The CHIRON Group extends its warmest congratulations to colleagues in Bengaluru on their 10-year anniversary and on winning the »Economic Times Best Brands-Award in Metal Cutting«.

Established in 2011, Bengaluru-based CHIRON India supports customers in every industrial metropolis in the seventh largest country on Earth. The Indian office is a mere (by Indian standards) 850 km away from Pune, around 1,000 km from Mumbai, 1,500 km away from Ahmedabad, and over 2,000 km from New Delhi. »To make sure we can provide support quickly«, explains Managing Director Rajesh Ghashi, »our service engineers are only ever a phone call away. If it's too far to go by car, we simply hop on a plane and are by our customer's side in no time at all. We have very well trained and fully equipped service engineers in every region so we can give our customers the best possible support around the clock«.

This closeness to customers despite huge distances is one of the reasons why CHIRON India has firmly become a reliable partner of an ever increasing number of local and international companies in the ten years since it was founded. It currently supports around 450 machining centers with three service teams: North, South and West.

The Indian head office of the CHIRON Group is based in Bengaluru (international known as Bangalore). It is a lively, Western-oriented city with plenty of leisure opportunities – which the branch's employees would love to have used to celebrate the 10-year anniversary in a manner befitting the occasion. But Rajesh Ghashi is in no doubt: »We'll definitely do that another time. At the end of the day, I want to thank my staff for their dedication in the last few years, and particularly now in these extremely difficult and serious times for India. Our customers and partners also deserve special thanks for their fruitful collaboration, trust and support«.

 Managing Director Rajesh Ghashi
Managing Director Rajesh Ghashi

CHIRON Group is the »Best Brand in Metal Cutting«
Nevertheless, there was a major accolade in store: The Economic Times, a leading financial newspaper in India, gives »Best Brand Awards« to companies and brands in different sectors each year. This year, the CHIRON Group won the coveted prize in the Metal Cutting category for the first time. The winners are chosen not only by the Economic Times, but also by the renowned market research institute BDB India Pvt Ltd and Breakthrough Management Group International (BMGI), a pioneer in innovation, process management, and Lean Six Sigma.

The prizes were awarded at the ITC Gardenia luxury hotel in Bengaluru on February 25, 2021. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, only the prize-winners attended, but the event was live streamed on the newspaper's website.

The team from Bengaluru at the awards ceremony.

Plus there is another accolade to celebrate: »Industry Outlook« magazine has listed CHIRON Group in its top 10 CNC machine manufacturers in India.

Profile of CHIRON India Machine Tools Ltd.

Founded on March 4, 2011, CHIRON India's headquarters is located in the Central Business District on Miller Tank Bund Road between two places of interest: Bangalore Palace and Cubbon Park.

Sales, customer service, administration, finance, CHIRON Group Purchasing Office for India.

Total: 10
Service engineers: 5
Sales: 3
Purchasing: 1
Administration: 1


  •  Pre- and after-sales for all CHIRON Group machining centers sold in India

  • Technical support and customer service for countries in the Middle East

Most customers are in the automotive industry and predominantly manufacture parts for fuel systems and turbochargers. Around 450 CHIRON Group machines are currently in use in India, both CHIRON machining centers and milling and turning centers of the STAMA brand.

Managing Director Rajesh Ghashi believes the biggest challenge is pressure on prices, as both local providers and manufacturers from East Asian countries are becoming established. To increase value addition at the site, CHIRON India is planning an application center. It will not just manufacture accessories and devices for customers on the subcontinent, it will also provide more extensive support for global procurement in the future, and develop new supply partners to achieve the CHIRON Group quality standard.

Things to see and do in and around Bengaluru

Bengaluru is the largest city in the Indian state of Karnataka in the South-West of the subcontinent. With a population of roughly 12 million, Bengaluru is the third-largest city in India after Mumbai and Delhi, and is known as the »Garden City« because of its numerous parks. It is the center of the aviation and aerospace industry and Indian space research and has been considered the »Indian Silicon Valley« for a number of years. All major international companies have software developed here in large technology parks. Another rapidly growing sector is biotechnology; more than 100 of the 240 Indian companies in this field are headquartered in Bengaluru. The city has a large, Western-oriented range of shopping and leisure opportunities and a thriving nightlife. Especially popular are craft beer bars and pubs, which have earned Bengaluru the nickname »Beer Capital of India«.

Food & drink
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