Co-Founder and Director
Capt. M. M. Kulkarni, the great visionary and compassionate dreamer established General in 1966. He started manufacturing operations with small set up with one assistant and first product as Bimetal Thermometer, which soon became history as people, products and customers contributed to our rapid growth.
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer from London University, Capt. Kulkarni started his career by serving the Indian Army for the period of 3 years. Discipline, management and honesty are the core values reflected in his entrepreneurship. His vision was to manufacturer high quality product and bring India on international platform for instrumentation product range. He is the first Indian manufacturer of Dial Thermometers, developed world class product with innovative technology.
Under the Prodigious Leadership of Mr. Amarendra Kulkarni – Managing Director of the General group, General has emerged as Industry leader as the single largest source of pressure, temperature, level and flow instruments. His compassion towards engineering, innovation and customer satisfaction has led us to dream, innovate and achieve. Today, we are known as engineering solution providers capable to design and re-design the products to meet critical process applications in onshore and offshore industries worldwide.
Alumni of London School of Economics (LSE), he joined General Group in 1991. With his unique vision, he redefined the manufacturing plants and processes by re-vamping the manufacturing facilities and adopting latest European technologies by entering into technical collaboration with M/s. Gauges Bourdon Ltd. – UK for pressure and temperature instruments which resulted into high quality products meeting international standards. Today, General has 4 world-class state-of-the-art manufacturing plants with complete quality management systems (ISO 9001:2008) as well as health and safety and environmental management systems (ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007).
Under his dynamic leadership, he implemented marketing strategies to multiply General’s business operations in India and established branch offices in major metro cities in India at New Mumbai, New Delhi, Vadodara, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata.
He visualized the growth and recognition of General in international market as an integral part of his grand vision. General is proud to be associated with esteemed clients from oil and gas sector worldwide, some of them are KNPC, KOC, Petronas, ADNOC group of Companies, Qatar Petroleum, NIGC, NIOEC, EGAS, Shell, BP, Total, Petrobras, and many more. Today over 40% of our production is exported to South East Asia, Middle East and Europe.
Under the leadership of Mr. Amarendra Kulkarni, it is our great honor to receive “Export Excellence Award” by Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India for achieving highest export performance in the high technology category for excellent export performance during 2013 ~2014. This is our 10th consecutive award towards Export Excellence. Such great achievements motivate us with challenge of continuing the legacy and breaking our own records.