A joint venture between Carborundum Company USA, Universal Grinding Wheel Company UK, and the Murugappa Group India in 1954.
Murugappa Group, headquartered at Chennai, India, is a USD 2.4 billion
(Rs 96 billion) conglomerate with interests in engineering, ,
fertilisers, finance, bio-products and plantations. It has 29 companies
under its umbrella, of which six are listed and actively traded on the
National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange. Together, they
have over 32,000 employees.Now Joint Venture companies:
- Wendt (India) Limited
- Murugappa Morgan Thermal Ceramics Ltd. ("MMTCL")
- Ciria India Limited ("Ciria India")
- JINGRI CUMI Super Hard Metal Company Ltd.
Cumi is the pioneer in manufacture of and in India in addition to the manufacture of Super Refractoriness, Electro Minerals,
and Ceramic Fibers. 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.
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.
all of CUMI's ten manufacturing facilities have received the ISO
9001:2000 accreditation for quality standards. A well connected
marketing and distribution network of offices and warehouses in India
and abroad ensure that service to customers is given prime importance.
constant innovation and product up gradation, through in-house R&D
and strategic alliances with global leaders in grinding technology,
have not only ensured it market leadership in India and abroad, but
also international recognition as a manufacturer of quality abrasives
and a provider of total grinding solutions.
CUMI's products are being exported to 43 countries spread across North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa and Asia.