The first unit namely M/s. Ashok Metal Industries was established in the year 1967 to manufacture New Tins suitable to pack 15 kg Edible Oil / Vanaspati / Milk Powder etc. It was the first unit to manufacture ISI Quality marked Tins without the aid of power. It has earned very good reputation among manufacturers of Edible Oil / Vanaspati / Ghee and Milk Powder. It also manufacturers agriculture implements & stove parts. To provide specialized services to the packers of Shudha Ghee, a special division of Tin making unit was established in the year 1970 under the name and style of M/s. Mukesh Metal Box Co. In order to avail advantage of Govt. policy and offer specialized product a new division was opened to manufacture TIN PLANT MACHINERIES, under the name style of M/s. ASHOK MACHINE TOOLS, Rajkot.
It manufactures Tin plant machineries suitable to manufacture rectangular, round and square Tins to pack edible Oil / Vanaspati / Milk Powder, Shudha Ghee/Cosmetics, Pesticides etc. without aid of power i.e. manually. It enables to avail 15% exemption in Central Excise and also boost employment and develop sound relation in the field of Human Resources Development. It also conserves electricity and is suitable to install in the Rural Area. To match with time and advanced technology, the company further widened its product base by manufacturing Machineries like Power Press, Deep Drawing Press, Shearing Machinery, Roofing Press, etc. to be operated with the aid of electricity. The updated workshop equipped with highly technical and qualified Engineers has made it possible to meet herculean task to install about 300 plants all over India on turn key basis to manufacture Tin Containers. We extend consultancy both on technical and administrative side to achieve optimum production with good marketing and financial discipline. It provides full fledge technical consultancy to our two main units namely :-
Ashok was having name & fame in the Industrial world till 1981. Even Ashok Iron & Steel Fabricators was also manufacturing tin containers to meet the increasing demand from Oil Millers. A turning point arose in the year 1981, when mighty Barchha Brothers thought of diversification in an area unexplored, but primitive and traditional product i.e. Kerosene Wick Stove. it was a time of fuel conservation. Government was giving incentives to units which were saving precious Foreign Exchange. An unique design was developed with a novel device to conserve fuel & give more heat. The fuel efficiency was increased from 45% thermal efficiency of a traditional stove to 60%. Ours are glove named 'Ashok'. The designs & devices are registered & patented also. It was a challenging job to introduce new domestic product which has no brand image in domestic world. The price of traditional stove was Rs. 13/- to Rs. 25/- while our introductory price was Rs. 63/- per stove.
Keeping with the paces and strides of success, Ashok Group developed a Unique and safe Pressure stove which was awarded with ISI mark. The proud feature being that for the the first time in India since 50 years of Independence a unit was awarded ISI mark for pressure stove of side tank as per IS:10109. This was perhaps the best gift which Ashok Group gave to its nation which is celebrating 50 years of Independence. This will surely be a success in coming times.
Keeping in view the popularity and the spirit of commitment to quality Ashok group has started manufacturing of Stainless Steel and Aluminum Household containers of various sizes. The workmanship of absolute class and finish has at once made it a great success and popular.
Keeping in pace with times 'Ashok' Group started an exclusive marketing company which undertakes the marketing of the entire umbrella of products manufactured by the 'Ashok Group' so that a 'single window model' can be adopted for the convenience of the consumers at large. Moreover, it has also added other products for marketing like 'Ashok' Super Stroke Electronic Gas Lighter, 'Ashok' Chilly & Nut Cutter, 'Ashok' Beater and other such household items under the same umbrella. Strict quality department monitors the purchase of these products.