About Gala Group

Gala Precision Engineering is a vibrant organization with a young team that follows spirit of entrepreneurial professionalism. Today we serve the global markets with our high end technology solutions in the fields of Surface Engineering, and high performance Springs.

Thanks to its well-structured and validated business model, Gala is well positioned to provide its customers with technology-driven, value-added solutions, leveraging a broad products portfolio on the one hand, and enhancing the entire value-chain quality, delivery, and services on the other hand.

Our Management Team

Kirit Gala

Managing Director

Kirit is a mechanical engineer and an MBA from Mumbai University. A true leader who led the company on to a fast track growth by globalization. After achieving market leadership status for Gala in three niche market products in India, he successfully led the business in other Asian and European Markets.

As a strong believer in value system backed with scientific management principles, he has developed a highly dedicated management team at Gala. Partnering with Private Equity, implementing aggressive growth plans and creating a win-win situation for all stake holders and partners is his strength.

Balkishan Jalan

Executive Director

A Chartered Accountant, with an experience of more than fifteen years in various areas of Finance, IT, Operations and Strategy. Mr Jalan is one of the early professionals to join Gala in 1998.

He has successfully handled operations at Gala for more than 5 years as the Chief Operating Officer for Compressor Valves division and acted as Chief Finance Officer for 3 years, before becoming Executive Director of the current businesses. His business acumen and entrepreneurship combined with management skills of a true professional make him an outstanding contributor to the gala groups success and adherence to core values.

Satish Kotwani

Director - Business Development

Satish is a mechanical engineer and has been since 1993. He is a global player, who has successfully developed Asian and European markets and also contributed significantly in market and products development strategies. People recognize him as a true team player and an effective leader. He was instrumental in integrating sales and business development functions of Compressor valve business with Hoerbiger, an European Multinational.

Rajendra Deshpande

Chief Operating Officer

Starting career at Gala as Marketing Manager for India market, Rajendra, a mechanical engineer, subsequently handled the responsibilities of heading global Sales and Marketing developing key insight into techno-commercial requirements of global OEMs, heading Gala China operations, heading Engineering and Products Development for Springs division, managing the project implementation of Coil and Spiral Springs and now Chief Operating Officer for Coil and Spiral Springs business unit.

As a part of his business responsibility, Rajendra has extensively travelled across the globe. His hobbies include creating awareness about latest happenings on technology front, stress management and keeping physically and mentally fit through jogging, yoga, pranayama and meditation.

Anand Kaundanya

Chief Operating Officer

Anand is a Mechanical Engineer with post graduate qualification in Human resource management. Anand started his career in Godrej and Boyce and brings with him over 16 years of experience in various functions of machine tool business and capital goods industry. He has done advanced management courses conducted by S P Jain institute of management and also undergone various training programs in the areas of leadership and self improvement. He believes in open and transparent communication at all levels and knowledge sharing. His hobbies are reading books on Self improvement, Leadership and General Management. He enjoys playing chess and table tennis.

The Journey

2018
Started Offering Phosphating Plant in Surface Engineering Solutions.
Special fastening solution plant audited & approved by leading global wind turbine manufacturer for High Tensile studs & Foundation anchor studs.
Gallock wedge Lock washers launched after successful testing and validation by IMA, Germany. Supplies started to Indian Railways.
2017
Springs Plant audited by Global Automotive Tier 1 companies like Hitachi, Continental, Schaeffler, Wabco, ZF-TRW, Knorr Bremse, Including VDA 6.3
Best Supplier award for Quality & Delivery Performance from leading Automotive Transmission manufacturer Endurance Technologies for Strip springs
2016
New Plant commissioned for coil springs. Introduced Pipe Hangers and Support assemblies for power equipments. Launch of Finishing and Cleaning equipments in the US market focusing on Aerospace and defence sectors. Award from ABB, Germany for disc springs as one of their top 10 suppliers
2015
Development of Spring assemblies for Power sector. Investments in automation and semi automation projects for springs manufacturing processes and inspection Development of Spiral springs for Seats and Brush springs for Starter motors.
2014
Expanded products range of Disc springs by adding Bearing series Disc springs and Serrated washers
2013
Started offering complete range of Parts washing and cleaning systems including Ultrasonic cleaning Developed Large disc springs with diameter upto 500 mm for High voltage and steam turbine applications Spring assemblies for critical applications of Brakes and machine tools
2012
Focus on lean manufacturing and Kaizens Tie-up with a German company for offering latest industrial washing cleaning system in India
2011
Development of Next Generation Disc Springs for Higher fatigue life and space saving
2010
Focus on developing new products and technologies Co-operation with Aachen University of Germany for Advanced Technology Feasibility study and evaluation of In-organic growth opportunities
2009
Gala acquired 6.5% of global market share in Compressor valves Exit from Compressor Valve Business to Hoerbiger http://www.hoerbiger.com
2008
SAP Implementation with Wipro as partner Lean Six Sigma - Initiative with Wipro as Partner Office Setup in Frankfurt, Germany
2007
Exit from Screening Machine business to Russel Finex, UK http://www.russellfinex.com
2006
Establishment of China Plant Expansion of manufacturing capacities by 3 times at Wada Near Mumbai
2005
Partnering with Private Equity (India Value Fund) http://www.ivfa.com Shares given to employees (ESOP) KPMG appointed as Auditor.
2004
Successful entry into global markets of Europe and Asia Office Setup in Shanghai-China
2003
TS 16949 certification by BVQi
2002
Market Shares in India Crosses 50 % in each product category
2000
Introduction of Reed Valves for hermetically sealed compressors
1997
New Plant for Compressor Valves was setup in Wada near Mumbai
1995
Vision, Mission and Strategy are formed