Below are the significant milestones in the 50 years CMF has been in the business of Surface Finishing:
|Occidental Petroleum - USA, a major 1970’s Oil Corporation, appointed their Indian associate to form Oxy Metal Finishing (India) Pvt. Ltd., based in Madras as a subsidiary of the Swiss Oxy Metal Finishing International - (OMFI) to manufacture the internationally respected UDYLITE™ range of Base Metal Finishing products and the famous SEL-REX™ range of Precious Metal Plating products.
|Domestic manufacture commences in Madras for the UDYLITE™ range.
|OMFI in Geneva undergoes organizational changes and ceases their association with India. The company adopts a new name - Consolidated Metal Finishing Private Limited (CMF).
|CMF created a new division, Consolidated Chemical Corporation (CCC), to launch Precious Metal Finishing Products.
|Engelhard Corporation - USA, a global leader in Precious Metal Technologies, appoints CMF as their representative for India.
|Engelhard Corporation - USA and CLAL-France form a joint venture - Engelhard-CLAL - and CMF continues as their representative in India, launching new Gold Electroplating systems for the first time in India.
|Columbia Chemical Corporation – USA, appoints CMF as their India representative. CMF launches for the very first time in India ACF-II (Alkaline Cyanide Free Zinc Plating). ACF-II had a success story when Lucas-TVS-Chennai completely eliminated Cyanide from their plating shop.
|New E-Coat™ Electrophoretic Lacquer and ACC-919™ Acid Copper Technology was introduced.
|Domestic blending for Columbia Chemical Corporation – USA commences in Chennai.
|Atlanta Global Limited-Hong Kong transferred their high-performance contemporary Bright Nickel Technology to CMF for domestic manufacture at Chennai.
|Engelhard-CLAL was acquired by Metalor Technologies, the Globally Respected Swiss Multinational, and formally appointed CMF to represent the Advanced Coating Division for Precious Metal Plating products.
|ISO 9001:2000 certification achieved resulting in Continuous Quality improvements.
|Major two-wheeler manufacturers share their approval for the high-performance Zinc Alloy Plating systems.
|Production-proven Trivalent Chromates for Blue Iridescent and Black finishes conforming to ELV norms start replacing environmentally non-friendly Hexavalent Chromates.
|Quality standards enhanced by setting up new R & D and Tech service lab in Chennai. Growth achieved with supplies to OEM’s in the automotive segment for special high-performance finishes. Renovation and expansion of factory premises to increase manufacturing capacity.
|Launch of ‘Nova Chrome’ - a high-performance Hard Chrome process.
|Further expansion of working space expanded by over 15000 sq. ft. at the Chennai factory. Functional staff and management re-locate to the factory for higher efficiency and output. New website launched.
|METALOR is acquired by Tanaka Group, Japan, and continues to retain CMF as its representative in India.
|New warehouse with multi-storey storage space of 20,000 sq.ft added with goods elevator, helping improve operations and organize the warehousing and storage.
|Launch of ‘Tricol Décor’ – Columbia Chemical Corporation’s Environmentally-Friendly Trivalent Chrome Plating process.
|METALOR’s Metwhite 200™ PBF (White Bronze) and Metalloy 200™ PBF (Yellow Bronze) Environmentally-Friendly Lead-Free RoHs compliant processes launched in India.
|Launch of Colloy A-Z-N 300 - Cutting edge, Acid Chloride Zinc-Nickel plating process. Providing mirror bright, ductile deposits that have uniform alloy distribution. Process is Boric & Ammonia free and does not require separate rectifiers.
|Golden Jubilee anniversary as we completed 50 years since incorporation.
|Inauguration of our 2000 sq.ft. Technical Service Hub in Pune to serve the western region and our 2000 sq.ft. Technical Service Hub in Gurugram for the northern region. The Hubs include state of the art laboratories and conference rooms.