Friday, August 31, 2007

Sourcing from India

The sourcing and material inspection team at TCR Engineering Services assists foreign companies to leverage the India advantage for sourcing Metals, Engineering products and Design Services.

TCR's Outsourcing Consulting Services include:

·       Vendor Identification

·       Vendor Evaluation

·       Vendor Selection (including trials with multi-vendors)

·       Assistance in Finalizing Commercial Sourcing Agreement

Since there has been a shift of sourcing from China, India has emerged as an important hub for Sourcing engineering components for a number of global companies. Over 50 global companies have already set up international purchasing offices in India. Some of these include General Electric, General Motors, Toyota, Caterpillar, Daimler Chrysler, Eaton, Hyundai, John Deere, Ford Motor, Volvo, Cummins, Piaggio as well as others like Dana, Delphi and AB Electrolux. Around 150 global companies are expected to establish a presence by 2010. Some of the components being outsourced from India include gear shits both hydraulic and mechanical, piston rings, metal, cold rolled steel, forgings, needle roller bearings, ferrous and non-ferrous casting, sheet metal components, and auto electrical such as wiring harness etc.

TCR Engineering Services, a reputed and independent ISO 17025 certified material testing laboratory, has also expanded its service offering to include a comprehensive inspection and quality assurance services in India.

The inspection service will help retailers, trading partners, importers and manufacturers assess product quality and meet the regulatory requirements of their industry vertical. The independent, third-party quality assurance services, provided by the TCR Engineering Services inspection team will result in improved product quality, with a reduction in customer complaints, noncompliance and product recalls.

The inspection and quality assurance services from TCR Engineering in India include, Factory Audits, OEM Development, Raw Material Inspection, Initial Production Check, In-Production Check, Random Inspection and Loading Supervision.

The complete range of services TCR provides include Fitness for Service, RBI Inspection, Mechanical Testing, Chemical Analysis, Positive Material Identification (PMI), Non Destructive Testing (NDT including Automated UT using ToFD), Metallography, RoHS Compliance Testing, Corrosion Testing (including HIC/SSC), Failure Analysis, Third Party Inspection, Metallurgical Product Evaluation, Heat Treatment, Manpower Deployment, Training, Engineering Research and Consultancy.

TCR congratulates Daniel Gillian on his appontment as Sourcing Director for Boeing in India

The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] announced today that Daniel Gillian has been named director of enterprise sourcing for India. He will be based out of Boeing's India headquarters in New Delhi.

"We are strengthening our enterprise presence in India and Dan will play a central role in establishing strategic business relationships with Indian industry." said Ian Thomas, president of Boeing India. "Dan will help develop our network of Indian partners and will pursue mutually beneficial growth and productivity opportunities."

Gillian has held several positions during a seven-year Boeing career including assignments in program management and engineering functions. He most recently served as program manager for avionics on critical platforms for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.

Gillian holds a master's in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 150,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. Total company revenues for 2006 were $61.5 billion.

24X7 Service - TCR now open

TCR Engineering Services, Indias leading material testing laboratory adds a dedicated 24x7 customer service phone number in India at +91-9323397295.

This change allows all US and European Based customers to have a direct line to check the status of their test results as well as conduct any technical inquiry. Customers in India also benefit from the longer hours, allowing TCR to act as an extension of their QA team.

The company also announced the new contact telephone numbers and revised directions to the office:

TCR Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.

Plot No. EL-182, MIDC-TTC, Electronic Zone,

Behind Nelco, Mhape, Navi Mumbai-400 710

Maharashtra, India

Tel: 27610921/22/23, 27612324, 27631508

Tel: 32936355, 65160805, 65168100/8200

Fax: +91-(22)-27612044

24 hours Cellular Phone: +91-9323397295

Travel: Directions to Navi Mumbai Laboratory

Now on Linkedin

I would like to take this opportunity and invite you to join my network at Linkedin.

I am a Director (Global Sales) at TCR Engineering Services, an ISO 17025 accredited independent Material Testing Laboratory and Quality Assurance Company located in India. Currently a market leader in India, based in Navi Mumbai, TCR is looking to strengthen it's Middle Eastern presence with recent openings of new offices in Kuwait and Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

We are actively looking at forging joint ventures and alliances with like minded companies in our space.

The services TCR provides include Mechanical Testing, Chemical Analysis, Positive Material Identification (PMI), Non Destructive Testing (NDT), Metallography, RoHS Compliance Testing, Corrosion Testing (including HIC/SSC), Failure Analysis, Third Party Inspection, Metallurgical Product Evaluation, Heat Treatment, Manpower Deployment, Training, Engineering Research and Consultancy.

We have customers all over the world who send samples to our laboratory in India. We have pioneered the concept of an outsourcing of material testing and quality assurance services. Customer intending to buy goods from India often count on our independent third party inspection services to offer unbiased factory audits, random inspection and shipping audit.

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Innovative Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) from TCR Arabia

TCR Arabia, Saudi Arabia, an associate company of TCR Engineering Services, India now offers Pre and Post Weld Heat Treatment Services.

Post Weld Heat Treatment Services (PWHT) is performed after welding/machining to improve the Chemical mechanical properties of weldment / machined surfaces. In concept, PWHT covers many different potential treatments. However, in steel fabrication, most common procedure used is Stress Relieving.

Machining and/or Welding induce stresses in parts. The bigger and more complex the part; the more the stresses. Stress Relieving is done by uniformly heating- fabricated equipment or the vessel or vessel part to a sufficiently high temperature, but below the lower transformation temperature range, then subjecting it to a thermal retardation for a sufficient time depending upon the material thickness and then finally uniformly cooling it which is also of utmost importance.

Heat Treatment Services from TCR include pre-heating, post-heating, stress relieving(SR), intermediate SR, normalizing, solution annealing, water quenching, tempering, step cooling, drying of refractory material. The experienced technicians of TCR as capable of performing heat treatment on weld joints, piping, regenerator, stripper column, pressure vessel, boiler headers, modules, deck pipeline and structure, boiler heater tube, and also Dotherm testing.

TCR has at its disposal well equipped tools including electrical furnace with 220 and 80 volts panel, latest 12 point recorder with digital display, coil and pad type heating element, oil firing systems and extremely skilled technician. TCR can also design, fabricate, calibrate and run a custom electrical furnace for clients in Saudi Arabia.

To know more about this service offering contact the customer relations team of TCR Engineering Services in India or TCR Arabia in KSA.

For more information about analytical and material testing facilities at TCR Engineering Services and her associate companies in Mumbai, Vadodara, Navi Mumbai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and USA, please visit

New Exhibitions and Conferences

TCR is showcasing its services and presenting technical papers at Corcon 2007 from Sept 26-28 in Mumbai, NDE-2007 on Nov 28-30 in Vadodara, and 4MENDT from Dec 2-5 in Bahrain.