05 Dec 2015
Vocational Services – Factory Visit
The Vocational Services Committee is organising a visit to a modern factory on the outskirts of Chennai. This visit is facilitated by the courtesy of Rtn Ranjit Pratap,who has so gracefully invited all of us to visit his factory.
Here are a few facts of the group and of the facility we are going to visit.
1.Rtn Ranjit Pratap heads,as Chairman, the Industrial Group RAYALA CORPORATION. This group was renowned for the manufacture of the HALDA manual typewriters with dominant shares in the southern markets,particularly Tamil Nadu/Karnataka/Kerala.
Those who were in the typewriter industry then will know as fact that two or three generations of students passed out of typewriting exams after having learnt on Halda.the most used typewriter in the commercial or typewriting Institutes.
2.Consequent to the manual typewriter Industry being phased out by the PC, the group ventured into manufacturing auto components,household appliances and oral care products. The group entered into collaboration with BRAUN AG of Germany.
3. Braun AG was taken over by Procter Gamble and in the resultant re organisation Rayala group company RIALTO Enterprises ,which was a JV partner of Braun converted itself into a contract manufacturer for P G oral care products. We would know them better as ORAL B tooth Brushes.
4. In fact,we are going to visit this facilityof Rialto and see how manufacture of tooth brushes is done…an exacting process to be sure.
You would like to know that they manufacture FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLION TOOTHBRUSHES IN 54 MODELS IN WHAT IS THE SECOND LARGEST FACILITY OF ITS KIND IN ASIA.
5. These toothbrushes are shipped to the middle east ,far east including Japan and western markets.