Today, while writing this note l am realising that I am on this journey for more than 20 Pvt Ltd years with Hardcastle.
l am associated with the Hardcastle group since 1989 when I Joined as a Quality Control Chemist at the Kalyan plant. It Is my pleasure to share the Journey from the very beginning
I started my career at Hardcastle under the guidance of senior members from all departments. I was the only lady In the factory at that time. Gradually. I learnt best practices at the lab and was given responsibility for some of the areas In QC lab for testing and quality assurance.
Later In the year 1991. I shifted to Sarlgam location and stayed at Bhilad near to our factory. In the year 1992. I was shifted to R&D lab and was responsible for development of metalworking fluids- semisynthetic water misclble cutting coolant. HFDU and aluminium forming olls.
During that time at Bhilad, we had a nice company guest house where we had a mess and play area. Sarigam was quite a remote area during those days. We stayed there like a family and celebrated all the festivals with all staff and their family members.
Later In the year 1995, our R&D Laboratory shifted to Kalyan and due to some personal reasons.I had to end my first Innings with Hardcastle Family In 1996.
It was the charisma of the Hardcastle family that I Joined back again In the year 2006 to start my second Innings as the Head of R&D department at Hardcastle Petrofer, Sarlgam.
As It was Just the beginning of Petrofer partnership. I got an opportunity to develop many new products In metalworking and other new product groups. SInce then, we have established a comprehensive product range.
I was given an opportunity by the management to represent HPPL at global R&D meetings at Petrofer Germany
In recent years, at factory, we have had a lot of Improvements such as Implementation of 5S good practices and upgradation of Infrastructure at the plant.
Now we have a state-of-the- art product development centre and quality control lab with many advanced automatic Instruments.
It Is wonderful to be a part of this growth story and I look forward to further long association with the HPPL family.