Integra Engineering India, earlier known as Schlafhorst Engineering (India) (SCHEI) was incorporated as Padmatex Engineering Private Limited in the State of Maharashtra on June 3, 1981. Pursuant to provisions of Section 23 of the Companies Act, 1956 and the special resolution passed by the company at its Extra-Ordinary General Meeting held on 29th March, 1982 the company was converted into public limited company and fresh certificate of change of name was received on June 3, 1982. The name of the company was subsequently changed to Schlafhorst Engineering (India) and a fresh certificate of incorporation consequent on change of name was obtained from the Registrar of Companies, Maharashtra at Mumbai on October 10, 1994. The registered office of the company was shifted to Vadodara as confirmed by the Company Law Board, Western Region Bench, Mumbai (CLB) by its order dated November 23, 1995. The Registrars of Companies of Maharashtra and Gujarat have registered the Order of the CLB on 12th January, 1996 and 1st February, 1996 respectively. In 2011 the company changed its name from Schlafhorst Engineering (India) Ltd. to Integra Engineering India Ltd.
The company has obtained Industrial Licence No. CIL : 212 (82) dated June 21, 1982 from the Central Government for the manufacture of 200 nos. Automatic Cone Winding Machines (Autoconers). The licensed capacity of Autoconers was increased to 300 numbers by Licence No.2.33/87 -IM(I) dated 14th February 1989. The company also obtained sanction vide letter No. TXM/1399/VOL.I.96 dated 7.1.1985 for manufacture of 170 numbers Draw Frames and Speed Frames, which was later amended to 250 numbers vide letter no. 6(46)BB/87/TXM/251 dated 30th July, 1990. Copies of these licences are open to public inspection at the Registered Office of the Company.
The company received approval for foreign collaboration with RVG, Germany vide letter no. FC.II.216(90) dated 1st September, 1991 which was later amended vide letter of even no. dated 24th March, 1992 for payment of royalty and vide letter no. FC.II:491(93)/541(93) dated 21st December, 1993 for equity participation upto 51% from the Secretariat for Industrial Approvals, Department of Industrial Development, Ministry of Industry, Government of India.
Schlafhorst Engineering (India) (SCHEI) was promoted by Mafatlal Industries as Padmatex Engineering in technical and financial collaboration with RVG, Germany - a holding company of W. Schlafhorst AG and Company, Germany, and a part of the Saurer AG Group, Switzerland, for the manufacture of highly sophisticated textile machinery.
The company set up its plant at Halol, Panchmahal district, Gujarat for the manufacture of textile machineries viz. Automatic Cone Winding Machine, Warping Installations in 1983. It commenced commercial production in the last quarter of 1983. In 1984, the company acquired a working plant situated in Vadodara from Mafatlal Engineering Industries to enable it to increase its manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demand for the textile machinery. A new product - High Speed Draw Frame was also introduced in its product range in 1985.
During 1990, the company entered into a technical collaboration with Reifenhauser GmbH, Germany, for the manufacture of sophisticated Plastic Processing machinery viz. Extruders and Extrusion Systems with the approval No. FC.II.52(90)/493(89) Amend dated 25th October, 1990 of Secretariat for Industrial Approvals, Department of Industrial Development, Ministry of Industry, Government of India. It issued 5,84,000 equity shares of Rs.10 each at par to Reifenhauser as part of the collaboration agreement. However, the collaboration agreement was terminated by mutual consent with effect from 1st January, 1995, as the Plastic processing machinery business was not compatible with the core business strategy and long-term goals of the company under the new management of RVG. However, Reifenhauser still continues to hold the equity shares issued to it.
In 1994, the management control of the company was passed on to RVG, Germany the company's collaborator, when their stake in the equity share capital of the company was increased to 51% of the total paid-up capital of the company through issue of fresh capital and consequently the name of the company was changed from Padmatex Engineering to Schlafhorst Engineering (India) with effect from October 10, 1994. The ISO 9002 certified company has its factories in the Panchmahal district of Gujarat with an installed capacity of 24 high speed draw frames, which is used as a spinning preparatory machine by textile mills. The unit also undertakes job work and sale of spare parts.
The registered office is at Chandrapura Village, Halol taluka, Panchmahal district-389350, Gujarat.
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The Company is presently manufacturing, in technical collaboration with RVG, Germany new generation Automatic Cone Winding Machine with high degree of automation capable of providing better package size and quality, increased production and reduced winding cost; DrawFrames Model 720M and Speed Frames as per the technical specifications of Zinser Textilmashinen GmbH, Germany at its plants located at Halol and Vadodara.
It has received ISO 9002 certificate for its factories at Halol and Vadodara for establishing and applying a quality system for textile machinery from TUV- Zertifizierungs gemeinschaft e.V. dated 3.2.1995.