Crescent Foundry is known for its history of excellence. Among the notable manhole cover
manufacturers, they have been carrying the goodwill for no less than 35 years in this industry. One of the founders of the company started his career from New Orleans, USA, also known as Crescent City. The river Mississippi flows in the shape of Crescent there. Since its inception in 1982, the company has travelled a long way increasing its capacity gradually. With a Municipal capacity of 50,000 MT, Crescent is now celebrating four decades in Manhole cover manufacturing and exporting.
The company has been in the business for more than four decades and has established itself as one of the largest manhole cover manufacturers and manhole cover exporters of DI/CI castings from India. Currently, Crescent exports to over 50 countries in the world.
Business USP would be their experience in the field, long-term relationships with large buyers, knowledge of smarter ways to invest in, and capability of adapting with new technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of the products. Crescent Foundry has won several national and international awards. Being an ISO 9001, 4001 and 18001 company, Crescent has become one of the largest manhole cover manufacturers too. Crescent Foundry has been established strategically in Kolkata and Gujrat within feasible distance from ports, airports, and mines. In these four decades if anything that has remained the same or been improved, is the process of product development and design. With each passing decade, customers experience innovative solutions of premium quality. Crescent has always been an embodiment of trust and excellence. The company is proud to have professionals with in-depth knowledge of the field over the last four decades. That is why providing high-end products and services to clients, has become so easy. This has made them reliable and relevant in the market. While remembering their long journey, Crescent also celebrates its business relationships with all esteemed customers worldwide. They have been working with almost the same customers for the last 25 years. Developing strategic business relationships, the company has expanded from 50 Cr in sales to 350 Cr in sales last year. Customers associate themselves with the Crescent family now and continue to work with them because of the values they believe in. This trust factor was not established in a day but it has been curated over the years.
While talking about product development and design, it would be a mistake not to mention its robust infrastructure that helps in stringent in-house testing. Crescent is equipped with a comprehensive production facility. As a result, customers get an inclusive range of services ensuring cost-effective products delivered on time. When it comes to design and engineering, Crescent has an in-house team for design and development. Design and Load testing simulation is done using modern software. Customers find their services unique as crescent feels the right investment is equally important as profitability. Being a debt-free company, Crescent did not only invest in technological improvement but also on physical resources. The company has a vacuum molding line to make counterweights and they are the first ones from India to have this technology and have established a capacity of 2500 tons per month to make the same. The customer base they have been serving includes some of the major OEMs like Godrej and Voltas in India. The company makes castings for JLG and JCB for exports. They have 5 tooling centers for pattern manufacturing. Besides, drilling jigs and fixtures are both designed and manufactured here. With post-casting and painting facilities available, customers get all the requirements solved from one place. They appoint a team of professionals to check the quality of products and processes. Having a dedicated line for GATIC covers, the company requires special machinery and assembly. Hence, they have invested in a separate team and machines for the same. The product development team goes through the necessary training to learn how to design the GATIC covers and assemblies. The facility team helps the clients to assemble and install the covers too.
Moreover, the company has expertise on product packaging and shipping. Steel and wood pallets are fabricated and labelled in the most customised way possible within the house.Crescent is not only among one of the noted manhole cover manufacturers but also exports for pavement and taxiways, dockyards, and heavy mining sites. As one of the responsible manhole cover exporters, third party radiation is checked thoroughly before outgoing shipments. Supported by a world-class infrastructure, products are supplied around the world starting from the Middle East to Australia and India too. Among the manhole cover manufacturers and manhole cover exporters, who compete with GATIC in making manhole covers for airports, Crescent has created a difference. Mumbai Intl Airport, Delhi Intl Airport, Bangalore Intl Airport, Hyderabad Intl Airport, Sydney Airport Qantas terminal, Dubai International Airport, and Hamad International Airport are some of their prestigious clients. Crescent exports these covers in all sizes and can also make multi-part covers with beams to achieve large sizes. Crescent took these changing times as a challenge to them. To continue business procedures seamlessly, they have introduced virtual audit procedures unlike other manhole cover manufacturers. Starting from facility tour to process audit, customers are provided with the live view of the site via streaming apps. Additionally, product inspection is done based on the quality of load testing, dimensions, surface finish, and packaging. While celebrating four decades in business, Crescent presents an example of a successful business venture even amidst current adversities.