Having already started Standard Motors India, one of India's
"Big 3" Vehicle Manufacturers, K. Gopalakrishnan goes on to open
Union Company Acessories Ltd (UCAL) to locally manufacture Dunlop bicycle pumps and Bosch Ignition coils, with guidance from Robert Bosch himself.
Being so closely linked to a vehilce manufacturer, we have always had a deep understanding of our customers' challenges and needs.
Gopalakrishnan's family continued in his Automotive footsetps:
as founding members of the Madras Race Track and Racing Club, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers (SIAM) and remain actively involved in the industry across various UCAL branded businesses today.
UCAL Fuel Systems Ltd founded as a JV with Mikuni for Carburettor Manufacturing - bringing Japanase quality systems to India.
UFSL Plant 1 Opened in Chennai with Ganapathy Homum (Pictured)
Our dedicated design testing & validation R&D centre, the Krishnamurthy Centre for Automotive Excellence opens. (Pictured)
UCAL Polymer Industries (UPIL) founded to add in house rubbers & plastic injection moulding.
Exports to global OEMs begins
India's leading carburettor supplier
Global Expansion through acquisition of US Aerospace, Defence and Automotive supplier Amtec Precision and Amtec Moulded in Elgin, IL. Now UCAL Systems Inc.
Product expansion into Pumps, Throttle Bodies, Valves & other Engine Contol Systems
Founding of UCAL Technologies adds Aerospace Engineering and Drone Solution capabilities.
Electronics design and manufacturing added through RD Electrocircuits
Pivot from mechanical to mechatronics
Engineering capabilities offered as Services
EU Office opened in France
60 years of UCAL Automotive Excellence
35+ Global Vehicle OEM Customers
Over 150 million automotive products shipped
e-Carb System ships 1 million units in its first year
Entry into Powder Metallurgy