Milestones

1974 : The company was founded by Mr. A.C.Heri, as a SSI unit at Koramangala Industrial Estate, in the City of Bangalore.In the beginning years, the company started with activities such as repairs, servicing and modifications of imported cranes and hoists in the material-handling field.

1977 : Started manufacturing Wire King model, electric wire rope hoists.

1978 : Introduced Single Girder and Double Girder EOT cranes at Bangalore

1980 : Introduced Co-Axial model EPITRANS Hoists with micro speed attachments for general-purpose use

1981 : Introduced Precision Electric Chain Hoists with machined and heat treated load wheel and Grade - 80,lifting chains.
M/s. Armsel MHE Pvt. Ltd. (earlier name Material Handling Engineers Pvt. Ltd.) - A Company specially floated with full fledged facilities for manufacturing heavy duty Cranes, Winches and Pressure Vessels, was incorporated and registered. Mrs. D.M.Heri joined the group as a Director.

1982 : Introduced Single Girder and Double Girder EOT cranes at BangaloreIntroduced Heavy Duty Goliath Cranes with overhang on both ends, specially designed to work in ports, Granite Plants, Warehouses, Transshipment Centers, etc.

1984 : Introduced Jib Cranes of all type, including motorized boom swivel.

1986 : Introduced Winches for Steel Plants and General use. Mr. SUSHIL C. HERI - the eldest son of founder Director Mr. A.C. HERI also joined the group as Executive Director incharge of manufacturing at the new plant at Jigani

1990 : Introduced Grabs and Tongs mainly for steel plants.

1992 : Introduced Wall Mounted Cranes upto a capacity of 5000 Kgs., to service local areas in the bay under the EOT Cranes.

1994 : Introduced Hand Chain Hoists (Chain Pulley Blocks) with traveling trolleys and improved version of chain hoists,coded pressure vessels, etc.

1995 : Introduced - LPG Industrial Storage and Handling Systems, LPG Industrial Installations and Bottling / Filling Plants. Bureau of Indian Standards elected Mr. A.C. Heri in the Sectional Committee ME-14 On Cranes, Lifting Chains & Related Equipments for drafting and Modifying BIS standards for lifting equipment.

1997 : Continued to improvise, standardize and economize the production to offer total customer satisfaction.

1998 : Mr. Preet Heri after completing his Masters Degree in Manufacturing Technology from RMIT, Melbourne joined the company as Technical Director.

1999 : The business of M/s. Armsel (Bangalore), a proprietary concern was fully taken over by the company Armsel MHE Pvt. Ltd., under the same management headed by Managing Director Mr. A.C.Heri.

2000 : The entire manufacturing activities were shifted to Jigani Industrial Area, wherein the company developed full fledgedmanufacturing facilities adding 3 huge crane bays cater to vast manufacturing requirements.

2002 : Expanded the facility by constructing the third bay, which has added to our production capacity.

2003 : Supplied many numbers of explosion proof cranes suitable for Gas Group IIC to prestigious customer like IOCL,CPCL, GAIL, etc.

2004 : Executed a prestigious project of Rail Handling System for SAIL- Bhilai Steel Plant through M/s. Vai Engineering & Automation Ltd., Kolkata, the order value was approx. Rs.17.5 Million.

2005 : Mr. Preet Heri – Technical Director was inducted as an alternate Committee member of Bureau of Indian Standards in the Sectional Committee ME-14 on Cranes, Lifting Chains & Related Equipments for drafting and modifying BIS standards.

2005 : Constructed a new Crane Test Bay for Cranes upto a capacity of 100 Tones with an overall height of 13 Mtrs with length and breadth of 40 X 15 Mtrs and necessary dead load and test/measuring equipment.

2006 : Introduced standard cranes with imported SWF Crane Kits into the market executed number of Double Girder and Single Girder Crane orders for machine tool and automotive industries.

2007 : Executed prestigious steel plant modernization / capacity expansion projects through major EPC contractors and consultants like L&T, Punj Lloyd, BHEL, MECON, EIL, Siemens VAI, MN Dastur & Co and other

2008 : Executed number of Double Girder and Single Girder Crane orders for machine tool and manufacturing sector

2009 : Added additional assembly and testing bay for hoists to meet increase in demand

2010 : 1st October Armsel become the 100% subsidiary of KITO Corporation. Executed a project of Wagon Handling System for East Central Railways

2011 : Received ISO certification. Shifted to new Corporate office, from Kormangla to Kasturba Road

2012 : 50% top line growth, turnover increased.

2013: New Product launched AC Hoist.

2014: Participated in ACMEE Chennai 2014.