Manufacturing of Automotive Grey Iron Casting - Menon & Menon


Menon and Menon is a company based in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. We have been involved in the manufacturing of intricate automotive grey iron castings like cylinder blocks and heads for over 50 years. We have facilities to cast and machine cylinder blocks and heads as per customers requirements. We have set up a Greenfield state-of-the-art foundry at Kagal, near Kolhapur, which brings world class manufacturing capabilities to india and it also effectively doubles our production capacity. We currently produce castings for almost all the major Indian automotive OEMs. With the installation of this plant we can offer large capacities for exports. We are supported by one of the best, most vibrant and passionate teams in the industry. Our belief in constantly updating our technology, improving our skills and increasing our productivity has given us an edge over competition. Meeting international standards of quality continues to be our primary focus. Our capable quality systems and business capabilities have won us several awards.


Menon and Menon has 3 units:

  • Kagal Foundry
  • Kolhapur Foundry
  • Machine shop

Welcome to the Kagal Plant
The most modern cylinder block foundry in India which is comparable with the best foundries in the world.

Kagal Foundry

Kagal Foundry

Welcome to the Kagal Plant
The most modern cylinder block foundry in India which is comparable with the best foundries in the world.

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  • Plant looks excellent with well thought of layout for smooth flow of material and operations. Good amount of automation and digital controls is exceptional. All the best! Challenge is to maintain this with full load operations

    - K G Shenoy
    Sr. Vice President - Mfg, SCM & CME
    Mahindra and Mahindra
  • Excellent plant, Visionary planning, good team, keep it up! All the best

    - Mr. Keyur Parikh
    Vice President (Operation)
    Power Build
  • State of art foundry facility. Need of the hour for industry! All the best !

    - R R Deshpande
    Managing Director
    Kirloskar Oil Engines
  • One of the best facilities in India. Great team, great people make this a great supplier to procure parts

    - SrihariMulgund
    Ricardo Strategic Consulting
  • Excellent process control

    - Masaki Endo
    Managing Director
  • Best foundry in our country. Good team, innovative and creativity with auto setup. Effort made need to be appreciated!

    - Sekar L
    Ashok Leyland
  • Congratulations to Menon team for successful commissioning world class facility in record break time. Appreciate your focus on safety and quality by implementing various pokayoke. Great facility!

    - GuneshDeshmukh
    Regional Manager, Enterprise Materials Engineering , India
    John Deere
  • Menon team, thanks for building this great facility and taking foundry industry to the next level. Quality, safety and environment priority shows commitment of Menon and Menon towards their customers and society . Wishing you all the best!

    - Sandeep Mote
    General Manager - Quality
    John Deere
  • Excellent plant, good team. Keep it up. Wish the team all the best!

    - PrasannChobe
    Head manufacturing Operations
    Tata Motors
  • Great facilities and great upkeep of equipment. Extremely happy to see new technology, dedicated officers and associates. Incredible experience! Kudos to M/s Menon for an outstanding execution excellence

    - Sunil Kulkarni
    Mahindra and Mahindra
  • Menon and Menon are trend setters. Hope this will continue

    - SM Baloji
    Tata Motors

This Foundry is the result of an extensive 1 year bench marking exercise which took our team to some of the best block foundries in the world located in Germany , Japan, China, Thailand and Spain.

We combined this learning with our Indian manufacturing experience to setup this foundry, which today is recognized for its

  • Cost effective, lean operations
  • Efficient plant layout and material movement
  • High productivity levels
  • Capable of producing thin walled next generation cylinder blocks

We are a combination of world class equipment’s, world class processes and a unique Indian low cost manufacturing capability

Kolhapur Foundry

This foundry was established in the early 1960’s. We have constantly upgraded ourselves to meet the changing needs of the market. We produce cylinder blocks and heads in this foundry. This foundry is supported by extremely robust manufacturing processes and experienced man power. We also have an in house fettling facility.
More than 50 years of experience in manufacturing critical castings like Cylinder Heads and Blocks has given us the unique capability of producing even the most critical castings.

Kolhapur Machine Shop

Welcome to our state of art machining facility capable of fully finishing cylinder blocks and heads.
Consists of

  • 2 dedicated block lines

  • Dedicated head line

  • Flexible block line

  • Flexible head line

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The Flexible line is the result of an extensive 2 year bench marking exercise which took our team to some of the best block and head machining facilities throughout Europe.

The net result of which is

  • Cost effective in terms of man power used, area occupied, power consumption, high process capability
  • Effective material Handling
  • Maximum utilization of industrial resources with minimum human interference
  • Lean layout to optimize job travel, space optimization
  • Maximum utilization of machine through automation

Our Flexible head line has a capacity to machine around 160 numbers / day.

Our Flexible Block line has a capacity to machine around 60 numbers / day.

The flexible lines gives us the flexibility to cope with altering customers requirements with minimum lead time. We are planning horizontal deployment throughout our machine shop