ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Best as Native Collaborator

Best as 'Native' Collaborator Hansavivek INDIAN OXYGEN has been concentrating on developing new processes and technology both in the existing and related areas. It has identified several new projects and intends to implement some of these on its own and some others in collaboration with third parties, A few of these projects are based on the company's R and D. In his annual statement, Sat Dev Singh, managing director, says that great strides have been made in the world technology of the company's traditional businesses and the company has access to such technology, but its exploitation requires expansion of the company's manufacturing capacity. Until now it has not been able to take advantage of these developments due to constraints on its production capacity. Since it has become an Indian company, certain new opportunities are now open to it. A centralised planning group has been created in the company to review, on a continuing basis, the long-term prospects for development and growth of the existing businesses and also to identify new opportunities of profitable growth. Meanwhile, a phased programme of plant-modernisation and technology-upgrading has been followed together with intensive efforts at better utilisation of existing resources and facilities. The company has also continued development of new processes and products, especially electrodes and some equipment to meet the growing needs ot the market and some of them have been successfully launched. Cryogenic and process plant activity, organised as a separate division two years ago, is making progress. The highlight was the supply of two 6,750 litre nitrous oxide plants to Bangladesh and Zambia and one acetylene plant to Muscat

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