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This project is based on the organizational study conducted at KAMCO, Athani . It was established in 1973 for manufacturing of agricultural machineries. In 1980 Kerala Agro Machinery Corporation limited became a separate government of kerala undertaking. In India agriculture is the major activity of mathe people. Majority of the people in this country are farmers. Earlier the main problem was the lack of technology in the field of agriculture. They used to use the ancient method. So it became time consuming one. Besides that the coast of production was very high. Because they had to do everything themselves without the help of modern methods. The situation went on for a long time without any change .But after the independence of the country the scenario changed dramatically. The government understood the importance of agriculture in the development of the country.They understood that mechanization in the farming would be the only solution. When the mechanization of farming operations commenced in the country heavy duty tractors were extensively used. But when a new law came to control the extend of land holding, the use of heavy tractors became unviable and it became necessary to shift to smaller machines. To achieve this objectives, indigenous agro machinery units were to be set up. So out of the nations need KAMCO was started in the year 1973. It started as an asembling unit of power tillers under the collaboration with KUBOTA limited of japan. The main aim is to start the manufacturing of power reapers, garden tillers, combine harvesters, paddy transplants etc…. .
Need and Significance of Study
The organizational study done at east west expects was
very significant in my career path. It was significant as it helped me to understand the practical side of the business. It was an opportunity for me to understand the working of an organization and to get familiarize with the various departments of the firm. It also facilitates to share the job experience with the officials.
objectives of the Study
The objective of this study is to get a thorough knowledge about the overall functioning of the organization .To study the various departments of a company, its working and to make a detail analysis of departments working in the organization. Primary Objective
1. To get acquainted with the practical side of the business and to get a brief knowledge of how to carry out a business. 2. To study the overall functioning of the organisation. 3. To know about the production process .
Secondary Objectives 1. To gain practical knowledge about the functioning and procedure of
various departments of the organization. 2. To understand the organizational structure and departmental structure
1.3 Scope of Study 1. The study covers the overall functioning of KAMCO LTD
Entire operation of the organization is analysed with the data available Study is mainly based up on the nature of work carried out by each
1.4 Methodology Methodology refers to various methods used by the researcher right from data collection and various techniques used for the samefor interpretation and inference. The techniques used for data collection are many. Main sources of data are primary and secondary data. Primary data are the data which are collected for the first time for the purpose of enquiry in hand. It is done by the investigator itself. Secondary data refers to the data, which have been collected by some other persons and the investigator uses it. Techniques of primary data collection The main techniques used to get primary data are personal interview and questionnaires. But in this case only personal interview is used for data collection. • Personal interview Here the investigator presents himself personally before the informant and questions him carefully, thus he collects the data needed by him. • Questionnaires Questionnaires are prepared by the investigator. It contain certain questions which are prepared and distributed by the investigator for withdrawing information’s from the respondents. Respondents are required to give answers to each questions by filling the form. Techniques of secondary data collection
mission . reports. It describes about the world of tiller industy. The secondary data was collected from the company’s brouchers. The first chapter indroduces the study by highlighting the need and significance of the study.organizational structure. Methods used in this project The main technique used to collect data was personal interview with the manager and staffs of the firm. The main limitations are: • Lack of experience of the persons conducting the study. company profiles and magazines.5 SCHEME OF REPORTING This report is presented in five chapters. • 4 . 1. the study objectives.The fourth chapter describes about suggestions and fifth chapter shows the conclusion. methodology and scheme of reporting. trade journals and websites etc for the private use and are not published.Secondary data are available in published or unpublished records. The manager and staffs could not disclose some data. Third chapter describes profile of the company and its vision . financial performance and its future plans and describes the detailed study of different departments in which the trainee had under gone the training. websites. Limitations of the study As in each case in this project study also has some limitations. The second chapter on industry profile discuss about kamco. Published sources include official publications. which are confidential.
Japan is the leading manufacturer of power tiller and other agricultural machineries in the world.KUBOTA Ltd.On 15/11/1972.The Kerala agro industries corporation limited Trivandrum promoted the establishment of Kerala agro machinery Corporation limited (KAMCO). Japan in February 1972. which held the entire paid up capital share in KAMCO. Growth and development 5 . the Kerala industrial and technical consultancy organization limited(KITCO) were entrusted with the work.CHAPTER 2 INDUSTRY PROFILE 2.Even though the company was formed as a subsidiary of KAIC ltd.1 Introduction to industry and its evolution Origin of the organisation In 1958.It was realized that mechanization of farming operations would be one of the keys to engineering a successful green revolution. the japanese presented ‘Kubota power tiller’ to the president of India mr: Rajendra Prasad.It helped to explore the new avenues in farmer mechanization for a country predominantly agrarian. subsequently the company has made a fully owned government company by transferring the share held by KAIC Ltd.In 1972 the KAIC limited (the kerala agro industries corporation limited ) entered into technical collaboration agreement with M/S. Kubota limited.
The phase of mechanization of farming in the country was slow during 1950’s. Though India was backward in the use of machines for agricultural operations. the use of pesticides. Thereafter. the watering of land. yet in the past few years there has been an increase in the use of modern implements. . the control of seeds. are now done more scientifically than ever before. the sowing of seeds. this has increased. particularly since the mid 1960’s with the coming of the new agricultural technology. 6 .In the view of the spectacular success in the production and productivity achieved in developed countries through mechanization of agriculture. The preparation of land. the quick harvesting of crops etc. it was being agreed that India also should fall in line with these countries. An associated effect of the new technology is the change in the agricultural practices.
This is one the major competitors in India.4 Indian scenario As the independent India looked up on agriculture as the back bone of its economy . KAMCO exports its products mainly to Srilanka .5 State Scenario 7 . a gain for the nation”. which is really applied and justified. Iran . 2. Others are :• • • Bengal machine tools Crompton graves Khasana Srachi Dragon VST tillers • • • 2.KAMCO products are reaching all over India and are loved and adored by millions of Indian farmers. The company enjoys all Indian market through a network of about 45 dedicated dealers .2. The company is engaged in manufacturing small agricultural machines mainly intended for the small and marginal farmers in our country. 2.Haiti . In international market the sales promotion of the company’s only through websites and the products are widely accepted all over the world. .3 World scenario Due to the effect of globalization foreign countries like China and Korea started to introduce their products in the Indian market and as a result KAMCO products had to compete with these foreign products .The product from china is a major threat for the company because of its low price . the establishment of KAMCO imparted momentum to the agricultural scenario in India . For the last 3 decades KAMCO has been meeting the needs and demand of Indian farmers. Bangladesh.2 CURRENT COMPETITION PREVELENT IN KAMCO The major competitor of Kamco is VST tiller and tractors.Afghanistan and also to South African Countries.But when we consider the quality KAMCO comes in the first place. The company slogan is “A boon for the farmers .
there were no motorised or mechanised equipments available in the state. and introduced its power tillers and other medium and small sized mechanical aids of cultivation. mechanization of the farming is a non-starter proposition in the state. Other competitors are yet to step into scene in the state. Being a monopoly. The Kerala farmers grabbed this opportunity. This industry is facing a great threat that the changing of agricultural economy into an industrial economy 8 . Being a consumer state. It has tiny and small farmlands owned by private landowners.State of kerala has peculiar state of affairs in its agricultural economy. which provides machineries to the farming segment as an aid to their cultivation. owing to economic reasons. Barring traditional tools and tackles employed by the farmers in the cultivation. and made use of the benefits of automation in their fields. it depends largely on agricultural products from the neighbouring states. Low productivity coupled with prohibitive costs of cultivation has virtually driven the traditional farmers out of their vocation! Under this scenario. KAMCO controls the Kerala market in supplies of automated farming equipments. was adventurous enough to venture into this bleak scenario. As of now. which in turn made the entire operations of the KAMCO successful. KAMCO is the one and only one industrial unit in the state. KAMCO. Even those available lands are not fully utilised for cultivation.
CHAPTER 3 COMPANY PROFILE 3. Mala in Thrissur District. Kalamassery. at Kanjikode in Palakkad District. 9 . KAMCO is the second public sector undertaking in Kerala getting this coveted certificate and the only public sector undertaking who has got ISO 9002 certification justifying the high standards of the products for their three units.1 INTRODUCTION At present. A major growth and development of the company is that KAMCO has gone to the international quality excellence certificate under 9002 in October 1996. in Ernakulum District. From 15-03-2002 on wards KAMCO became an ISO 9001-2000 registered company by KPMG quality registration accredited by Dutch council for certification. KAMCO has four units located at Athani.
this study pertains only to the unit at Athani where the company is headquarter.. Today KAMCO Power Tiller is the most sought after tiller in India. garden tillers. The Athani unit handles all the corporate functions of the company.Present status of the organization is synonymous with services to the small and marginal farmers of the country. KAMCO through their precision and quality is revolutionary the small and marginal holdings through out the country. The company which started out by the assembling power tillers under technical collaboration with M/s Kubota Limited of Japan has gone on to manufacture power reapers. etc. enjoying over 60% of the market share at national level. Although KAMCO has four units functioning in the state. combine harvesters. 10 . Nature of the business KAMCO was born in the year 1973.
2. conduct or manage engineering workshops or repair shop. pump sets. or deal in workshop machinery. machine tools and metals of all kinds and to undertake repairs. Servicing of agricultural machinery or other equipments. 1. sell. To manufacture. and Mala unit in Trichur dist. combine harvesters. power reapers. power tillers. Milestones of the Company KAMCO has three more units:-Kalamassery unit in Ernakulam dist. Kanjikode unit produce power tiller and the Mala unit manufactures power reaper. 11 . Rendering other kinds of services for services for consideration or otherwise. The other objectives are as follows. The Kalamassery unit manufactures diesel engines. Kanjikode unit in Palakkad dist.Objectives of the Company The main objective of the company is to manufacture or assemble in India. accessories and attachments and spares thereto. import. buy. 3. implements and tools 4. either in collaboration or otherwise tractors. diesel engines. transplanters. To organize.
We comply with the requirement of customer and the applicable statutory regulatory requirements. Product and service profile To ensure that quality requirements of the product and service offered are maintained at all stages.1. 2000 registered Quality policy Total customer satisfaction through quality product and services with improved technology and employee participation. KAMCO is the second public sector undertaking in Kerala getting this coveted certificate and the only public sector undertaking who has got ISO 9002 certification justify in the high standards of the products for their three units. A major milestone for the company was the award of the International Quality Excellence Certificate under ISO 9002 in October 1996. From 15-03-2002 onwards KAMCO became an ISO 9001company by KPMG quality registration. 2. 12 . The effectiveness of the established quality management system is continually improved to enable achievement of the policy. To create a culture amongst all employees towards total quality concepts productivity through total involvement and commitment of the employees.
improvement in techniques. The words dealing manufacturer of power Tillers and other agriculture machinery on expiry of the collaboration. Area of operation KAMCO manufacturing facilities include special purpose Machines. Transplanted. KAMCO have their own Metrology. The objectives also include establishments of engineering workshops repair shops to undertake repairs and servicing of agricultural machinery or other machinery. Assembly unit was established in 1970 at Athani by M/s Kerala Agro Industries Corporation for the assembly of Kubota power Tillers in technical collaboration with of Kubota Ltd. equipments implements and tools. combine harvester. Power Tillers. 13 . the following are the main activities of the company. systems and procedures to meet customer’s changing needs. Power Reapers. either in collaboration with or otherwise import and trade agriculture machinery like Tractors. calibration and engine test lab. specially built General machines and imported machines. To achieve and maintain quality leadership through continuous technology up gradation. pump sets. implements. The inspection facilities include modern inspection and existing equipment. The objectives of the company are to manufacture in India. Diesel Engines. KAMCO manufacturers Power Tillers with their own facilities. To create healthy working environment for attainment of quality goals with excellence and make quality a way of life. To detect and prevent non conformance and defects as early as possible and to eliminate them through appropriate changes to the quality management system. accessories and spares there to. Japan.
There are around 250 vendors now. Trading and manufacturing of other farm machines. power reaper. Tractors. 14 . out from dedicated vendors in India. Kanjikode in Palakkad district and Mala unit in Thrissur district. Achievements and awards KAMCO has established three main units Kalamassery unit in Eranakulam district.a) b) c) d) e) Manufacturing and marketing of agriculture machines like power tillers. Diesel engines etc. Total work force at present is around 600 certified for ISO 90012000 version from September 2002. Major components bought Kalamassery unit produce Engine for Power Tiller. for manufacturing of agriculture machinery specifically Power Tillers and Diesel Engines. Trivandrum. Ownership pattern Subsequently KAMCO became a separate Government of Kerala undertaken in 1986.161lakhs present net worth of the company is Rs. Power Tiller product at Athani and Palakkad units. Power Reaper product at Mala. Paid up capital is Rs.6014.14lakhs. Kerala Agro Machinery Corporation Ltd (KAMCO) was established in the year 1973 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd (KAIC).
Palakkad and Mala units of the company have installed effluent treatment systems designed by the LBS centre for science and Technology and approved by State Pollution Control Board. . . From 15-03-2002 onwards KAMCO has been an ISO 9001-2000 registered company with KPMG quality registration. KAMCO is the second public sectors undertaking in Kerala which has obtained this coveted certificate and the only public sector undertaking which has got ISO9002 certificate justifying the high standards of their products. Corporate Governance Being a non-listed GOVT. The all new engines will reduce pollution and it also reduces the fuel consumption than the ordinary engine. A major milestone for the company was the award of the international quality excellence certificate under ISO 9002 in October 1996. 3. Palakkad and Kalamassery units of the company is working with ISO 90012000 version certification. Pollution Controlling System of Kamco Athani. provisions of the company’s Act 1956 with regard to corporate governance is not applicable. 15 .The Kalamessary unit manufactures diesel engines. the Kanjikode unit produces power Tillers and the Mala unit manufactures power Reapers. ISO 9001-2000 Certification Athani. Company.
These four plants are effeciantly meeting the demands of KAMCO products in all over India and abroad. Now we have to Concentrate on the future. Products are sold on premium at several places. Manipur. Presently KAMCO have fourty five dealers all over India. FUTURE OF KAMCO Now KAMCO has already cemented its position in the society. The company enjoys all India market through a network of about 45 dedicated dealers. The machines have acquired a reputation for quality and reliability. Now this state government owned company is moving to new heights. They have acquired a brand preference because of the high quality and reliability associated with machineries. Bihar. Gujarat. Assam. The products manufactured are indigenized and there is no imported content in any of the items. Meghalaya. PRESENT STATUS OF KAMCO Now KAMCO is considered as the epitome of professionalism. Now everything is ready for KAMCO to produce different sort of products in the farm mechanization field contributing significantly in food 16 . Tamil nadu and kerala. Now it has four plants athani Kalamssery. The main market for KAMCO are at west Bengal.Quality of Products The company enjoys the position of premier manufacture in the field. KAMCO is an ISO 9001 organisation with the aim of providing quality products at reasonable price to the satisfaction of customers. Kanjikode and Mala.
It will help to develop new products in the future at law coast. dedicated management and workforce will go on to ensure that KAMCO shall be the leader for several years to come. The technically competent. Now KAMCO is planning to set up a centre for research development activities. 1 Power Tiller manufacturer in India. stands as the no. 17 . with over three decades of engineering excellence. Now KAMCO is not only a multi product but also a multi location company. with four state of the art production plants.production and predicting itself to the cause of self reliance and social responsibility in the service of people without respite.2 VISION STATEMENT KAMCO. Whatever it is one thing will never change “our mentality to serve the farmers” 3. an innovation R & D and stringer quality control system rated as one of the best in the country. Not surprising. Now KAMCO has two production units at Ernakulam district and one production unit each at Palakkad and Thrissur unit.
resourceful and profitable company.3 MISSON STATEMENT • • To be an innovative. • • 3. service and price Consistently. PROMOTERS OF THE COMPANY This company is 100% government company. To meet customer requirements of quality. 18 . and entrepreneurial work environment in which employees can respond to the needs of business and service earn fair rewards and can be satisfied employees.3. To make “doing business with us easy” and delightful to our customers. To provide a congenial. So there is no promoters for this company.4.
Pumping.5 PRODUCT PROFILE Kamco has variety of products like 1. Hulling. Puddling.the coast of power tiller is one lakh rupees. Leveling. KAMCO super DI power tiller 3.I t has been designed to function equally well in both wet and dry soil conditions. KAMCO power reaper model KR 120 4. So all the agricultural process becomes easier. faster and more economical. Transporting and potato harvesting .KAMCO power tiller is serving the green revolution in its own way. KAMCO power tiller model KMB 200 2. Ridging. Because it can deal with a lost of farming operations like Tilling.It has a powerful engine with a unique radiator cooling system. Spraying. Infact KAMCO power tiller is manufacturing in two units at Athani and Palakkad . Automatic fuel control helps to save precious fuel. KAMCO agria 602 DE powertiller 5. • 19 .3. Weeding. KAMCO POWER TILLER KAMCO power tiller is used for preparing land for farming. ADVANTAGES • Perfectly balanced and vibration free engine are used to reduce operator fatigue • • Simple movements and controls for easy landing Fail safe safety devices help to prevent accidents. In fact it is known as a complete farming unit. KAMCO DIESAL ENGINE 1. Ploughing.It has retained its market position as the no:1 power tiller in India for the last three decades after making its debut in the year 1973.
Narrow tracks allow to plowing over them while wide tracks ensure stability on slopes When functions are being done we should keep one thing in mind. there is no annoying smoke or other forms or fuel loss. It creates an ideal mixture of fuel and air with swirl type inlet ports.wheel tracks can be easily adjusted to suit the crop. KAMCO SUPER DI POWER TILLER KAMCO super direct injection combustion engine is the latest product. Adjustable track width is an another advantage of it.• Unique radiator cooling system helps in nonstop operation 2. Since computations is performed.Here this compact engine is designed in such a way.an automatic fuel control device in the KAMCO super DI power tiller prevents fuel from being wasted. 20 . even the consumption of lubricating oil or minimized to further reduce operating costs. If the job is a heavy one more power is needed and vice versa . It continuously generate 12 hp of power for the most demanding jobs. The combustion chamber is placed in a cavity in the upper part of the piston itself to prevent heat loss and increase efficiently ADVANTAGES We all know how precious fuel is. and with a lower weight per output rating.
111 norms Reduced fuel consumption per horse power output is an another advantage it has.puddling. The engine is perfected for low smoke level to satisfy emission norms conforming to even TREM.ridging.weeding. It prevents loss of grains while reaping. 4. and hulling.pumping. wheat and similar crops like barely etc…. 3. It harvests and makes windrow at the rate of 3-4 hrs per hectare. Diesel Engine FEATURES 1 2 3 4 5 Economical with minimum fuel cost Smooth starting Easier operation Equipped with radiator Less vibration 21 . Low emission is an important advantage of this. It has the quality of versatility. It can be eacily carried by two people.leveling.spraying. Since kerosene is used as fuel in the power reaper the cost of operation is too low. infact power is manufactured only in Mala unit.transporting. ploughing.It is nature friendly also.KAMCO POWER REAPER Power reaper is usually used for harvesting of reap paddy. It involves tilling.
KAMCOM AGRIA GARDEN TILLER Agria garden tiller is a petrol-engines eco friendly power tiller ideal for paddy/wheat cultivation.6 7 8 Less noise Travelling speed 15 kmph H P -12. potato harvesting and for land preparations at horticulture farms. landscaping.This is very is to control and use. 5. This is equally suitable for small and medium farmers 22 .
Murali Director 23 . subject to the overall control and supervision of the Board. Managing Director and other Directors. The Managing Director is the topmost official and the Government gives delegation of authority to the Managing Director. Board includes Chairman. The Government of Kerala nominates the Chairman of the Board. The Chief Executive Officer of the company is the Managing Director who shall exercise powers. He may be entrusted and delegated power from time to time by the Board. C.Chamunni 2. The Managing Director is the operational head of the company supported by General Manager and Deputy General Managers for different sections.M.P. S. Managers and Deputy Managers will assist the General Manager and Deputy General Manager.3.6 Organsation Structure of Kamco KAMCO is governed by the Board of Directors.Reghunathan Director & Chairman Managing Director 3. V. Board of directors 1.
4. M.Aboobakar 5. K.Ramdas 6. Edakulam Hameed 7. Sulaiman Khalid 8. K.K.Gangadharan Kerala) 9. M.Albertian of Kerala
Director Director Director Director Director (Director of Agricult-ure, Govt. of
Director (Dy Secretary, Agric- ulture, Govt.
KAMCO ORGANISATION CHART
The general manager is the head of production ,material, and purchases ,maintenance, and human resources management department, senior manager ,manager and deputy managers of these sections assist him.
Marketing ,engineering and systems departments are under the control deputy general manager.
Senior manager(R&D) is the head of quality assurance department and engineering departments. He is also the management representative of the ISO system.
The Deputy general manager (finance)is also the company secretary.All financial activities of the company are overseen by him with the help of manager and Deputy managers of the Accounting section.
The manager (HRM)and training officer are in charge of carrying out all activities relating to personnel.
3.8 FUTURE PLANS
KAMCO is looking proudly ahead into a more promising future. Future will also see KAMCO’s diversification products in the farm mechanisation field contributing significantly to the realization of the Indian dream of self sufficiency in food production and rededicating itself to the cause of self reliance and social responsiveness in the service of people without respite. The major future plans of the company includes the manufacturing of Tractor, Thrushing machine, Reaper mounted on boat and also company is providing its 12hp engine to KEL for the manufacturing of generator. Today KAMCO is a multi-product, multi-location company with two production units at Ernakulam district, one production unit at Palakkad district and one production unit at Trichur district. The organization has a number of diversification plans on the anvil. It is proposed to set up research and development activities which will hopefully help it to develop new products in the future and live up to its promise, that its products will be “A boon for farmer and a gain for the
nation”. The quality policy of KAMCO is “Total customer satisfaction through quality products and services which improved technology and employee participation
Balance sheet for the last five y Sd no SOURCE OF FUND (a) Capital b) Reserves & Surplus 28 8 .
Human Resource Department 4. Finance Department 5. Purchase & Stores Department 6. Engineering and Research & Development Department. Under the production department there are mainly three sections: 29 . Quality Assurance & Maintenance Department 7. Production Department 2. System Department 8.1.DETAILED STUDY OF DEPARTMENTS The various departments functioning in kamco are as follows:-------1. Marketing Department 3. 3.1 PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT The production is the largest department of the company.
pallet trolley.A. assembling and maintenance. stacker. Karnataka. Major portion of the raw materials constitute castings. The materials purchased by the Purchase Department. Through different 30 . The major raw material suppliers of KAMCO are from Coimbatore. boring etc are done.1) 2) 3) Assembly shop Machine shop Maintenance department The major functions of the production department are machining. A chief mechanic is present in this section. Mumbai. are then send to the stores. Bangalore. the process like milling. department. From there the materials are forwarded to the Q. From the machine shop the finished products are not directly send to the assembly. From Q. After testing the assembled engines. In the machine shop. department and are then kept in stores. it is sent to the painting section. The engine assembly is one of the major works in the assembly. There are around 250 employees in production department. The target for the current year is around 6000 tillers. fork lift. Delhi and Chennai. Company has a modern machine shop with Special Purpose Machines (SPM). which ensures conformity with prescribed quality standards. And this target is fixed by board of directors. It is send to the assembly only after the inspection in Q. Mainly 13 components are machined in machine shop. Assembly is one of the major sections in production department. pallet truck.A Department the materials are forwarded to the machine shop. drilling. The material handling equipments used in KAMCO are conveyors.A. cranes etc.
In KAMCO. The process undergone there is called 7 tank pre-treatment process. 31 .transmissions in the assembly we get the finished product. they are using a good advanced painting shop. ASSEMBLY SECTION ENGINE LINE TRANSMISSION LINE KMB LINE There are 4 work centers in the engine line and 3 work centers in the transmission line. This process is mainly done to clean surface by removing oil and grease. Assembly section mainly consists of three areas.
32 . Process 5: Phosphating Again the item is dipped in a solution containing phosphate content for about 45 minutes. Process 6: Water rinsing The component is washed with water. Process 3: Acid treatment Again the item is dipped in a solution containing 35% HCL for about 20 minutes.7 TANK PRE-TREATMENT PROCESSES Process 1: Degreasing In this process the item or product that is to be cleaned is dipped in the tank with chemical at 60-degree temperature for about 20-25 minutes. Process 2: Water rinsing Here the item is simply rinsed with water for about 2 minutes. After this process the surface of the component will be completely cleaned. Process 4: The component is again passed through two cold-water tanks and rinsed. This is mainly done to remove rust.
one is Ash and the other one is Post office Red. Production quotas for each month are to be met. The maintenance measure followed here is total preventive maintenance (TPM) which is a Japanese concept. During early periods 3000 tillers were produced. Mainly they are using two colors for painting. Production figures are decided upon at the beginning of the year. Daily production figures may be flexible as long as the monthly quotas are met. They are civil maintenance and electrical maintenance. The population of tiller is about two and a half lakhs and the weight of tiller is 430 kgs consisting of 740 components. Production of tillers in various units are as follows:33 . Production planning is carried out when the production budget is made. The final product. tiller is finally checked to see whether there is leak or produces abnormal sound. The daily requirement of production is communicated by the Manager (Production) to the shift supervisors. Under maintenance department there are two types of maintenance rooms. Once in 90 days maintenance is done. In this company 67% is considered as minimum productivity for an employee. After cleaning the components it will go for painting through a conveyer belt and after painting it will go to the oven through the belt. that leads to continuous production. Another major aspect of KAMCO is zero down time. An employee is considered eligible for getting production incentive only if he crosses this minimum productivity line.Process 7: Passivation Here the component is dipped in a solution containing chromic acid for about 20 minutes. but now it has been raised to 5000.
Athani Unit 600 Tillers in which there are 600 engine and 600 transition. Kalamassery Unit 400 engine Mala Unit 250-300 Reaper Average time for production is 24 hours 34 . Palakad Unit 500 Tillers in which there are 500 transition and 100 engine.
Due to globalization KAMCO products have to compact with the international products. exhibitions etc.3. But KAMCO is not ready to compromise with the quality of its product for reducing its price.1.2 MARKETING DEPARTMENT According to Philip kotler “marketing is a human activity directed to satisfy needs and wants through an exchange process”. The main functions of the marketing department include product marketing . provide target to all employees and provide incentive schemes for those achieving the target. The product from China is a major threat for the company because of its lower price.invoicing. warranty claims advertisement and publicity etc. The department functions are:-------• • customer satisfaction competitors awareness 37 . A company’s survival depends upon a better marketing strategies adopted by the company. Surviving from a lot of difficulties KAMCO become no:1 brand in the agricultural machinery market. Major promotional activities include service camps .demonstrations. customer relation after sales service. This market strategy wins the target.
KAMCO does not make direct sales to customers. Reapers are sold mainly in Chattisgarh. Major markets for KAMCO are the smaller states . 38 . Kerala and Tamilnadu. Dealers are qualified on the basis of sales objectives and their marketing reach. KAMCO also bears a part of the advertisement cost incurred by the dealers . Tamilnadu. Exports are made only upon receipt of an irrevocable letter of credit. West Bengal and north eastern state of India. Dealers who sell over and above the set sales target for a period qualify for the incentives. which again do not exceed 30 days. In very few cases sales are made against bank guarantees . All sales are made through dealers. Almost all sales are made against cash advances.• • • • • • • • • • International market Dealers summit Sales promotion activities Advertising Environmental analysis Field demonstration Service camps After sales service Customer training centre Sales counter In markets where competitions are already operating. The main markets for the power tiller are Kerala. Andhra pradesh. Sales incentives are the main tools used for motivating dealers. KAMCO has recently exported tillers to Sri Lanka and Iran. where the size of landholding is small and larger farming equipment like tractors are not viable. the major trust is on promotion through demonstration camps. Orrisa.especially northeastern India. Transportation facilities required by the dealer in ordering their products are arranged by KAMCO .
postal and general administration of statutory security for employees. Training programs are designed to specific requirements based on the individual needs.3. 39 .1. Mainly management development programs are conducted for officers. Human Resource Management Department looks after the discipline. desirable work atmosphere. KAMCO has determined and provided adequate resources needed to implement and maintain the quality management system and continually improve its effectiveness in order to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer and other requirements. Periodical training is being conducted to improve the performance levels of workmen. inter personal relations and effective moldings of human resources. This department aims at attaining maximum individual development. welfare. Periodical assessment of employee’s performance is carried out after training. trained and assigned to perform specific tasks which affect quality. Man power requirements for production and verification activities are identified. Recruitment procedures are operated to ensure that only suitable qualified individuals are recruited into positions that directly affect the quality. The total employee strength is 567 persons.3 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Human Resource is one of the greatest assets of every company. industrial relations.
race etc is made. It starts with drawing up the profile of ideal employees after determining the competencies. Appointments are purely based on merit. Training and Development. Cultural Activities. b. Recruitment and Selection. For the post like Assistant Accountant. Typists. Ernakulam. • RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION In KAMCO there is a specific recruitment and selection procedure. 40 . Office Staffs. the people are hired through PSC Recruitment. e. Company Recruitment. Recruitment occurs in two types: a. color. b.FUNCTIONS OF HRM DEPARTMENT a. Employment Exchange forwards a list of candidates for the required posts in the unit on their notification to the District Employment Officer. Stenographer etc. d. Executive and Technical post are filled through Company Recruitment. Recruitment focuses on identifying the right people for the right job. structuring the very form of selection process in such a way that it helps in checking the fitness. Welfare of the Workers. No discrimination or religion. Vacancies are advertised in major news papers or notified to the Employment Exchange in accordance with the Government rules. c. Promotion. PSC Recruitment..
After approving this training calendar General Manager informs to the Managing Director for inviting quotations from different outside trainers. the employee training is a major factor. Departmental candidates will be considered for posts to be filled up by open selection along with outside candidates and a common merit list will be prepared. For training programs nearly Rs. 50.000 is allocated per year. In KAMCO during each calendar year. relaxable at the discretion of the Managing Director wherever necessary. The Company may fill up vacancies by obtaining employees on deputation from Government department or other Public Sector Undertakings whenever necessary in case suitable internal candidates are not available. No person shall on his first appointment be allowed to join duty unless he has submitted a Certificate of fitness in the prescribed form signed by an authorized Medical Officer of the Company or a Civil Surgeon of the State Government.Normal age limit for fresh recruitment will be 35 years in case or posts in G-8 and 40 years in all other cases. This form of training is for the permanent existing staffs of the company. HRD Committee will prepare a training calendar. Through better training they can develop the skills of the workers and thus the productivity of the organization can be improved. the immediate supervisor assesses all the training needs of all units. The training need is identified only for those whose work directly affects the productivity of the company. • TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT Considering an organization. Another step is the impartment of training. The suggestion of the entire department is put in the HRD Committee. After this training HR Department collect the training report from the participants and also give evaluation sheets to the employees who participate on that training after six months.1. 41 .
methods for learning. The appraisal reports are then placed before the promotion and recruitment committee. • PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL Performance Appraisals are carried out once in a year. performance appraisal is carried out when they become eligible for a grade change. In the first stage. a self appraisal is carried out by them. by the HRD committee. • INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 42 .For new recruiters awareness training or orientation training is given to the new employees for one week to one month. After satisfactory completion of probationary period the employees will be placed in the regular pay scale. In the case of workers. During the probation and training periods. Such training or learning is evaluated for effectiveness. After analyzing this orientation report they will give placement to the employees as a trainee under probation. After this training orientation report will be collected from each department. Probation period is for one year. appraisals are carried out every quarter. This is then followed by an appraisal by the departmental head which in turn is followed by an appraisal by the divisional head. in the case of officers. Additional training / competence needs if any are identified and arranged to be provided as per training calendar or by other apt. In KAMCO there is a personal record sheet containing all the personal information of the newly joining employee. In the case of officers. Appraisals are made by the 31st of December and are collected by the 15th of January in the following year. a three stage appraisal is performed.
KAMCO Employees Union affiliated to CITU. KAMCO Employees Federation affiliated to AITUC and KAMCO Employees Centre affiliated to UTUC. KAMCO Employees Association affiliated to INTUC. The management has cordial relations with all of them. The KAMC Employees Union which has no political affiliation.KAMCO has five recognized trade unions. They are. KAMCO provides both statutory or intramural and non statutory or The statutory measures provided are: − − − − − − − − − − − Drinking water Toilets Welfare officer Washing facilities Occupational safety Uniforms and protective clothing Shift Allowance Canteen Maternity benefits Social Insurance Health and Medical facilities 43 . extramural welfare measures. As a part of its labor welfare measures.
Cases of indiscipline are treated in the following manner: − A memorandum/show cause notice is issued to the employee.The non. − If the reply received is not satisfactory. it may or may not be forwarded to the Managing Director who is the final authority. is issued. a charge sheet − Again if the employee is unable to respond satisfactorily. 44 . GRIEVANCE HANDLING AND DISCIPLINE KAMCO does not have specific grievance handling machinery. an enquiry is carried out.statutory measures provided are − − − − Educational loans Recreation facilities Workers Cooperatives Vocational training KAMCO also negotiates periodic long-term settlements with its employees and has implemented three such settlements so far. A grievance once redressed cannot be put up before a committee of appeals. − The enquiry report is placed before the HRD committee. Grievances if any may be brought to the notice of the immediate superior. Punishments are decided depending on their recommendations. Depending on the seriousness of the grievance.
whichever is shorter and additional notice pay for three months. Employees opting for VRS receive a lump sum payment equivalent to one and a half months’ salary for every year of service or for the remaining service period. Exceeding that salary cuts are effected. workers education programs are conducted under the supervision of the workers education centre. There is also a Voluntary Retirement Scheme in place. For this purpose. Earned leave up to a maximum of 300 days can be encashed. The Managing Director appoints the enquiry officer and the final separation occurs within six months of the initiation of disciplinary proceedings. TRAINING PROGRAMMES IN KAMCO For the workers. Welfare fund etc. Other benefits received on retirement include Provident Fund. In the case of separation due to disciplinary problems. Late coming up to half an hour is allowed. the employee is dismissed after the conduct of a domestic enquiry.The most common cases of indiscipline are absenteeism and overstaying of leave. 45 . Gratuity. a 2-3 months training classes are provided to the trade union leaders of the organization who act as the workers teachers. SEPARATION KAMCO employees retire at the age of 60 years or on attaining superannuation. which has to prove him guilty. they conduct classes to all the workers in the organization by forming them into different batches. After attending the training programs conducted at the workers education centre.
Indian Institute of Management etc. Promotions to the posts of Chief Mechanic. awareness training classes were conducted. the company has certain promotion policies. 46 . management development programs are conducted. After getting the ISO certification. the initial two years is their training period for which they get the consolidated pay. A fifteen days computer awareness training program is conducted with the changing techniques at regular intervals. PROMOTION Seniority. middle level and supervisory level. Charge hand. Center for Management Development. Personal Relationship. efficiency and past performance shall form the basis for grant of Promotion. Transactional Analysis and Productivity. For all the employees from the lower level to assistant engineers. Chief Draftsman and Senior Technical Assistant will be by selection based on the assessment for promotion. The officers and workers have separate rules for promotion policy. In promotion area. Promotions will be made by the relevant appointing authority for various posts on the recommendation of the Promotion Committee.For the officers at the top level. the subjects handled in these classes were Personality Development. merit. training is provided on contract basis for 2-3 days by the faculties from different management institutions like Kerala State Productivity Council. Here.
A panel once prepared should be valid for three years from the date of approval of the Board of Directors. Promotions will be made only against a vacancy.) and Deputy General Manager (Finance) & Company Secretary. The Board of Directors should approve the panel and appointment will be made by the Managing Director. will be by selection through assessment and interview by the promotion committee consisting of Managing Director. the Committee will co-opt experts from outside. Promotion to the post of Assistant Engineer /Supdt. General Manager. Managing Director will be the Chairman of the Committee. Promotions will be effected only to the next higher post in the same discipline. Promotions to the posts of officers in G-8 will be made by the Committee. Director. In order to motivate employees for continued efficient service in the company a scheme will be introduced so that the employees who do not get promotion to higher posts may get a chance for improvements in their grades. These will be judged with reference to the personal records and periodical performance appraisals of the employees and interview. Deputy General Manager (Mkt. The Promotion Committee will consist of 47 . a panel containing at least two names should be prepared on the basis of merit-cum-seniority from out of the feeder category / categories. the Chairman and Managing Director also.Promotions to the posts in G-3 will be by selection through tests and / or interview by the Promotion Committee. For promotions against each vacancy. Promotions to the posts in G-9 and above will be made by a Committee constituted by the Board of Directors with not less than three members and at least one of the members of the Sub Committee should be a Govt. educational qualifications and general disposition will form the basis for granting promotion. Seniority. performance. If necessary.
M ― 12 A.M 1.M General Shift 3.30 A.M ― 4 P. 4 P.M For Security Officers 6. 8 A.M ― 8 A.M ― 1 P. 12 A.M For Office Staffs 4. The shift timing in KAMCO are as follows: For 2.M ― 5 P.TIME OFFICE The worker category is provided with electronic punching card (G1 . Workers 3 P.30 A.M (On Saturdays) 5.M 48 .M ― 11 P. 7 A. 9 A.G7) and for the officers category they uses attendance register instead of punching cards (G8 G14).M ― 5 P.M ― 3 P. Time office performs the job to prepare the attendance and leave of the employees.M 7. 9.M 8. 9.
Sick Leave (for those who are not covered under the ESI scheme) 4. 5. Casual Leave 3. 4.HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONAL HIERARCHY Workman classification Workman shall be classified as:- 1. Permanent Probationers Temporary Trainees Apprentices Leave The following are the leaves granted to the workmen in KAMCO: 1. Special Leave – Leave without wages 5. Maternity Leave will be granted as per the provisions of the Maternity Benefit Act to those not covered under the ESI Act 49 . Earned Leave (Leave with wages) 2. 2. 3.
Without adequate finance. KAMCO is a multi crore multiunit organization. Finance is defined as the provision of money at the time when it is required.1. welfare of workers and cultural activities. This department controls the overall financial transaction of the company. no enterprise can possibly accomplish its objective. It is the livelihood of an enterprise. medium or small. needs finance to carry on its operations to achieve its targets. Surprising thing is that KAMCO is giving dividend and carrying profit for 22 years.4 FINANCE DEPARTMENT Financial performance of an organization is very important factor for the long term survival profitability of any organization. 3. It means KAMCO have more than one unit established with their own fund. 50 . The Human Resource Department of KAMCO is concerned with the recruitment & selection. Every enterprise whether big. The Finance Department deals with the procurement and management of funds. The Finance Department keeps a record of everything concerning any expenses or income. In KAMCO. It controls the receipts and payments of each and every activity for all the divisions.The administration of leave will be done as provided under the long-term settlements between the management and the workmen in force from time to time. promotion. Finance Department plays a major role because in public sector only very few companies are earning profit. training and development.
Insurance. Freight outward. All the payments are supported by approved vouchers. They issue proper receipts customer wise/dealer wise accounting is adopted. Payments are usually done by cheque/ DD. There will be a debit outstanding and it must be informed to marketing development once in a month. Non – receipts/ delayed receipts extra is brought to the notice of stores for remedial actions. bank negotiations etc are accounted and maintained to arrive at the cost of sales. • MANAGEMENT OF PAYMENTS Due to the availability of funds.The important functions of Finance Department are: • • • • • • • Management of Receipts Management of Payment Budget and Budgetary control Auditing Costing Statutory transactions Management of Receipts • MANAGEMENT OF RECEIPTS Payments from dealers/customers are received only through marketing department. payment commitments are honored on the due dates. Advance payments are settled within a time of 45 days. 51 . Payments are passed mainly on the basis of IGRR.
• COSTING Costing records are maintained as per the Cost Accounting Rules. They are mainly subjected to cost audit ordered by company law board. 52 . If some changes are occurred they are submitted to management/ board through a revised budget for approval.• BUDGET AND BUDGETARY CONTROL The annual budgets of the company are prepared both for the capital and revenue based on the requirements furnished by various units and Departments. which are the potential areas of cost reduction. The main function of this department is to ensure that policy decisions of the management is strictly followed by the functional departments and is verified by the internal audit. Mainly costing departments analyses cost of productions on a yearly basis. These budgets are presented before the management for approval. The requests of the department are analyzed only after consulting with various departmental heads and Corporate Divisional Management Group and finalized only on the basis of disposition of funds. ‘Watch Dog’ for an entire organization. Costing Department also advices management and departments. Internal audit mainly takes care for the ‘CARO’ requirements of company’s act. The budget is reviewed half yearly. • AUDITING Internal audit is mainly based on corporate functioning. Costing department advices accounts departments the cost of rejection as per warranty claims.
53 . Salaries and other payments. in the case of employee are done in a time. It deals with the arrangements of adequate amount of capital to achieve the objectives of the enterprise. The finance function of business is concerned with the acquisition and conservation of capital funds in meeting the financial needs and over all objectives of the organization. remittances and recovery etc.• STATUTORY TRANSACTIONS Sales tax /Income tax/TDS certificates/c-Form/Form-18 etc. are issued. Finance is the major functions of any business. They are properly accounted and proper time settlements are made.
All the functions of these departments come under one roof. Company gives the best vendor award for the best vendor. A corporate purchase system is followed in KAMCO. Company has regular suppliers and they are ready to give materials as per the requirements of the company. company gives these grades to the vendor depends upon some factors.3. The company has around 250 qualified vendors. They want to keep the relation with out any interruption. Stores department keep the materials from their vendor for the required quality. The suppliers are classified into 3 categories A. All the other unit gives their material requirement to the head office (Athani Unit) and the head office’s purchase department purchase the material for all the other three units. So the vendor who gets “A” grade has certain commitments with the company. 54 . By receiving the material from vendors purchase department keep that materials in the stores and it is handled over to the quality assurance department.1. So they want to give quality goods at right time. After that the company takes the same product from the vendor who with out initial inspection. They are the best quality giving at the materials at right time and keep good relation with the company etc. B and C. As stated the company has more than 200 regular suppliers.5 PURCHASE AND STORES DEPARTMENT The materials department has the charge of all inflow and outflow of materials used for the production purpose. It will help the company to get the quality materials in the right time. If a supplier gets “A” grade that means the company trust the vendor.
- FINANCE MODULE 55 .6 SYSTEM DEPARTMENT It is the youngest department in the company . HRM module. The department functions are: • • • • Customised ERP package Department modules Hardware support Software support The modules incorporated in the ERP package used are the finance module.The package was developed for TELK and adapted by KAMCO . and the maintenance module . 4.KAMCO is still in the process of developing a system where by it can make optimum usage of IT resources.The components of the various modules are as follows.The use of IT in engineering and design is limited to the use of Auto CAD in product designing.The system department does not play a role in production planning. marketing module.KAMCO’s material and stores department function as follows: 1. 2. Purchase of materials Receipt and inspection of the materials Storing of the materials Issuing of materials Accountings of material 3.At present KAMCO makes use of a customized ERP package based on Oracle. 3.1.
6. Inventory transactions 5. Payables & Receivables. Finished good evaluation 6. 4. Receipt accounting 4. Material requirements 3. Order booking. 3. 2. 2. after sales service.1. General finance. Exclusive cash balance reporting. 2. Payroll and incentive administration 3. MARKETING MODULE 1. Product quality and raw material quality 56 . PURCHASE PROCESSING AND INVENTORY MODULE 1. Purchase processing. Invoicing. Material purchases. Sales 5.
2. Attendance and incentives including time office.1. calibration. Material rejection.7 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT In KAMCO the research and development section is attached to the engineering section. The company is in the process of setting up a separate and more advanced R&D facility as part of its plans to diversify its product line plans are on the anvil to diversify into the food processing machinery industry.7. The conducts its R&D activities in associations with the Automotive Research Associations Of India. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT MODULE 1. Training 4. Payroll processing 3.(ARAI). encashment details etc MAINTENANCE MODULE 1. leave. Efforts are on to integrate the costing function into the ERP package with a provision for product cost analysis 3. KAMCO is also looking at producing water pumps and generator engines the latter in collaboration with KEL who will be the primary customers . Personal history including employee’s details and service details. The systems dept is also in charge of training and up gradation of IT skills of employees on a periodic basis. 2. Equipments maintenance.Pune 57 .
3. 2) Standardization of process procedures. The company has also been Successful in importing Agria Garden Tillers from Spain and modifying them to suit local soil. quality management 58 .8 QUALITY ASSURANCE DEPARTMENT Company keep good quality in their all products with the help of quality assurance department. in keeping with the prescribed emission norms.1. 5)Adoption and implementation of novel technical in manufacturing of Agricultural equipments.OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT 1) Developing new formulations. KAMCO has already succeeded in developing a direct injection engine for its tillers. 3) Better time management in production. For a company trying to more its presence felt in the international marker through quality products and services. 4) Compliance of in-process quality standards.
After getting a finished product from the assembly department for the final checking. Materials and the components from the vendor are received in the stores department. with this receipt the stores department handed over the components to the quality assurance department.system should be at work. And Accounts as inward receipts in the hands of stores (IGRR) This IGRR NO: Delivery Chelan No: date. quality grade of the vendor etc. Calibration cell:-Q.A departments are equipped with all modal facilities. If it is “OK” it is gone to the store. The clarification is mainly for ignoring the practical difficulty in checking. Complete inspection occurs in critical components and only sample inspection in non critical components. 59 . The company has a calibration cell to check and correct the measurements of all measuring instruments. In Q. all engine parts.A department there is all specification of the components. name of the vendor. and screws etc. non critical components are nuts. The company follows its 1SO 9001-2000 standards. It is mainly for the quality. From here starts the function of Q. Practical difficulty in checking non critical components is the problem there from here the production department as their requirements takes the components. gear wheels etc. to know these components have all the specification that are needed for production.A department. Critical components are crank shaft. Quality Assurance clarifies the components into two critical component and non critical components. From these the machine will enter into marker through dealers. bolts.
PROCEDURE FOR QUALITY SYSTEM MANAGEMENT 1) Production plan. guards. 4) For approval of the proposals. 2) Concerned departments make resources plan comprising of new equipments and up gradation of existing infra structure and submit proposals to managements. 5) The management approval with corrections if any are forwards to concerned for implementation of the programmer. equipments. the improvement in quality/productivity aspects and the justification put forth by departments connected. tools. New requirement of machinery. Palakkad. based on the market situation and customer feed backs. management’s takes into account selection of equipment. 3) Resources plan can also be need. 60 . jigs and fixtures also emerge from the business/budget. sales plan and requirements plan emerges from the annual business plan /budget. and kalamassery units were working with 1SO 9001-2000 certification.1SO 9001-2000 Company’s quality policy and its un compromising attitude towards quality parameter were rewards 1SO 9001-2000 certification to the company Athani.
CHAPTER 4 CONCLUSION 4.1.1 SWOT ANALYSIS 4. 61 .1 Strenghths Of Kamco • Largest manufactures of consumers needed agricultural goods.
Average age of workforce is 52 years 5. Lack of technological up gradation & automation 7. Good brand image.3 Opportunites For Kamco • • Dominating shares.1.1. Political interference 3. Business diversification is not there 2. Legaly dependable on slow sale growth 6. Time delay in recruitment 4. but potential market in northeast 4.• High quality products compared to the products of other Indian manufactures • • • • • • • • • • High capacity Highly qualified and skilled labour Friendly environment Efficient management Manufacturing cost is limited Strong and accepted products Reputed brand name and image Good production facility Good industrial relation Good working conditions 4.2 Weaknesses Of Kamco 1. 62 . All manufacturing units in Kerala only.
4 Threats Of Kamco • • • • • • • • Government policies High competition from Chinese and Korean product(low cost) LPG – Liberalization. Good exporting opportunities Safe internal market 4.1. Globalization Growth of private enterprises in the sector Invasion of spare parts market by the suppliers Decreasing profit Earning of agriculture is very less Lack of recognition for farmers 4.2 Findings • • • • • • Better industrial relationship Better quality products Good production facility Financially sound Qualified and skilled workers The company is environment friendly 63 . Collaboration can be made by reputed Agro Machineries manufactures all over the world.• • • • • • Government support. Boom in the farm mechanization. Privatization.
Training facilities should be given to the unskilled worker 7.suggestion system etc. Young candidates must be appointed 8. Group activities such as quality circles. brain storming . Give more advertisement through all possible media 3. More welfare facilities and timely promotion should be provided to employees. Chapter 5 64 . Lack of young staffs All manufacturing units focus in kerala only but potential market in northeast • Political interference 4. Introduce advanced technology for production 4. 2. Counselling facility should be provided to the employees 6. should be introduce. Incentive system should be encouraged and provide more recreation facilities 5.3 Suggestions 1.• • • • • • Good brand name Better incentive system to employees Better canteen facility Unique company running with profit for the last 25 years.
KAMCO is the 8th profit making company in the state government. The organization study was helpful in getting an understanding of the organization structure. various departments and their function in a factory and the overall operations of organization. prevailing in the company. In spite of threat from imported and indigenous makes of power tillers KAMCO power tiller continues to be the preferred choice of farmers attaining the moderate market share for the year. Power reaper also had been able to catch the imagination of the small farmers the response for the newly launched D1 Super power tiller is very encouraging diversification of products and service is an essential prerequisite for success.Conclusion Kerala Agro Machinery Corporation Ltd (KAMCO) was established in the year 1973 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Kerala Agro Machinery Corporation Ltd (KAIC) TRIVANDRUM. KAMCO Power reapers and KAMCO Diesel engine. kalamassery. and mala. palakkad. For manufacture of agricultural machinery FOR Specifically power tillers and diesel engines it is an ISO 9001-2000 company KAMCO has different units situated at Athani . The main products of the company are KAMCO power tillers. The study enabled to collect much more information about the organization and have helped in knowing the practical situation 65 .
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