CUMI was founded in 1954 as a tripartite collaboration between the Murugappa Group, The Carborundum Co., USA and the Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd., U.K. The company pioneered the manufacture of Coated Abrasives and Bonded Abrasives in India in addition to the manufacture of Super Refractories, Electro Minerals, Industrial Ceramics and Ceramic Fibres. Today the company's range of over 20,000 different varieties of abrasives, refractory
products and electro-minerals are manufactured in ten locations across various parts of the country. With state-of-the art facilities and strategic alliances with global partners, CUMI has achieved a reputation for quality and innovation.CUMI is one of the five manufacturers in the world with fully integrated operations that include mining, fusioning, wind and hydro power stations, manufacturing, marketing and distribution.
Founded in 1900, the INR 369 Billion ( USD 5 Billion ) Murugappa Group is one of Indias leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including nine listed Companies traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI), Cholamandalam
Financial Holdings Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Shanthi Gears Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.
Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Transmission systems, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilisers, Plantations, Bioproducts and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies such as GroupeChimique-Tunisien, Foskor, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Advanced Materials, SociedadQuímica y Minera de Chile (SQM),Yanmar& Co. and Compagnie Des Phosphat De Gafsa (CPG).
The Group has a wide geographical presence all over India and spanning 6 continents.
Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Montra, Mach City,
Ballmaster, Ajax, Parrys, Chola, Gromor, Shanthi Gears and
Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The Group fosters
an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of
over 50,000 employees.