Success story from Mantri Metallics, Kolhapur

Customer challenge well accepted and proved with performance.
3x life increase

Mantri Metallics has been using a Wheelabrator shot blast machine since 2011. However, their maintenance and purchase team relied on another wheels parts brand - which resulted in low productivity, high wear replacement cost and further damage to the machine.

DISA India aftermarket team reached to Mantri Metallics team to audit the machine to find out the root cause of the machine’s deteriorating health and found non-genuine parts creating problems. DISA team proposed a wheel performance study with the other branded wheel. It turns out, that Wheelabrator SRD 380 blade outperforms the third brand blade in life expectancy by more than triple. After the wheel performance, the Mantri Metallics team decided to go with Wheelabrator parts for the maintenance of the machine.

“We were looking for a solution to fix frequent breakdown of our Wheelabrator shot blast machine VP-18-338. 

The machine was installed in 2011 and due to perceived long lead time and high-priced wear parts, our production team relied on local-make wheel parts. 

DISA India aftermarket team reached out to us through their local warehouse making parts available next to us. 

We challenged them to prove cost benefit. A trial was run with genuine DISA blades and pirated ones at the same time on the machine.  

The genuine blades outperformed the local-make blades by more than 3 times in life.  We are seeing much improved machine performance and productivity.” 

–  Pramod Bhat, GM Maintenance, Mantri Metallics


Wheel comparison table:

Mantri Metallics Blade comparison


*Replaced blade

About Mantri Metallics: Mantri Metallics is a Private Limited company established in July of 1995 under the Company's Act, 1956. MMPL's primary line of business is production and distribution of auto parts primarily to OEMs. MMPL caters to a diversified segment viz., heavy commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles, tractors, passenger cars and non-automotive components for diesel engines and engineering products.

MMPL has a production capacity of 37,200 MT of machined iron castings manufacturing over 200 different types of parts across 3 manufacturing facilities viz., 2 units located at Shiroli & Kagal in Kolhapur, Maharashtra and 1 unit located at Pantnagar in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand.

DISA India has supplied ARPA Moulding machine with TM240 mixer, Shot blast machines and dust collectors.

The future: Mantri Metallics is a happy DISA customer, and we look forward to working with them for a more sustainable future to improve foundry efficiency.

Team Involved:

DISA India Limited, Region: IMEA

  • DISA Aftermarket: Girish Raju
  • Distributor: Foundry Equipment Engineer, Kolhapur

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