About the Centre
The ZOLLER INDIA Pvt Ltd, a German company, manufacturer of Tool Presetter, Tool Measuring inspection machines and Tool Management Solutions having headquarters in Germany with a Regional office in Pune for their operations in India. ZOLLER is a worldwide expert and market leader in the field of Tool management solutions for over 70 years.
A Center for Tool Management Solution is established at SRM University to serve the students, faculty members and manufacturing community in and around Chennai. SRM University and ZOLLER will impart knowledge in the field of tool management to the students, faculty and industry personnel, who in turn help the manufacturing sectors to reduce the cost of manufacturing and to make the nation prosperous. ZOLLER has provided the required hardware and software for establishing this center at no cost. ZOLLER will support SRM University to train the students and faculty on tool management solution with joint certificate “Certified Tool Management and Setup reduction Engineer” from ZOLLER upon successful completion of training.
The inauguration ceremony of SRM-ZOLLER Professional Training Centre for Tool Management Solutions was held in Mechanical Engineering ‘B’ Block Seminar Hall of SRM University on 21st October 2016 at 9:15 am. The Chief Guest of the function is Mr. Christoph Zoller, Director ZOLLER India Pvt. Ltd. The inaugural function was presided over by Dr. C.Muthamizhchelvan, Director Engineering & Technology. He welcomed the Chief Guest and ZOLLER team, faculty members and students for the function. He shared the history of SRM University and highlighted how SRM has grown in the last few decades. Dr.S.Prabhu, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr.T.Rajasekaran, Deputy Head felicitated the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest Mr.Christoph Zoller shared the history of ZOLLER and gave a presentation about the products of ZOLLER like Tool Management Solutions. Dr.KingslyJeba Singh, Dean - School of Mechanical Engineering thanked Mr.Christoph Zoller for choosing SRM University to establish the training Centre with all the required hardware and software. He also thanked the faculty members for their effort in setting up this Centre and thanked all who participated in the inaugural ceremony. Lighting of kuthuvilakku by dignitaries was followed by ribbon cutting and opening of SRM-ZOLLER Professional Training Centre for Tool Management Solutions by Mr.Christoph Zoller.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SRM and ZOLLER was signed by Prof. Prabir K. Bagchi, Vice Chancellor - SRM University and Mr.Christoph Zoller, Director - ZOLLER India Pvt. Ltd in the Vice-Chancellor’s office on 21st October 2016 at 10:30 am. Dr.N.Sethuraman, Registrar-SRM University graced the MoU function. Dr. C.Muthamizhchelvan, Director Engineering & Technology, Dr. Kingsly Jeba Singh, Dean - School of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. S.Prabhu - Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. M.Gopal, Professor – Mechanical Engineering, and faculty members of Mechanical Engineering attended the function.
Mr.Christoph Zoller and his team were taken for a visit to facilities in Biotechnology, Techpark and Mechanical Engineering Department from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm on 21st October 2016.
Faculty members of Mechanical Engineering department and ZOLLER team had a meeting in Hitech conference hall between 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm and discussed about the future plan for the established training Centre. Dr.M.Gopal made a presentation about the various activities carried out in SRM University in collaboration with some of the industries. Mr.Christoph Zoller expressed his desire to integrate ZOLLER’s tool management solutions with the existing SRM curriculum so that SRM students get a hands-on experience in tool management solutions. He also assured ZOLLER will offer full support in training SRM faculty members in tool management solutions. The faculty members will train students. The trained students will do project work/implementation of tool management solutions in industries. This will create a win-win situation for both SRM and ZOLLER. SRM and ZOLLER will prepare flyers and promote tool management solutions to industries. The activities of the Center will be periodically reported to the management of SRM University and Zoller. Dr. KingslyJeba Singh summarized the discussions and concluded the meeting by thanking everyone.