Kaynes: Transferring technology from across the globe into India


_DSC5611With 28 years of experience in electronics manufacturing, having begun from a single plant at Mysuru, Kaynes Technology has bucked the trend and commissioned plants all over India today. It is now well positioned to lead the way in the country’s ‘Make in India’ drive

By Belal Khan

Kaynes Technology is a leading player in the electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) services space with a global footprint. Apart from its mother plant and additional manufacturing facilities at Mysuru, it has six other manufacturing plants at Bengaluru, Chennai, Manesar, Parwanoo, Dehradun and Navi Mumbai.
The company was established in 1988 by Ramesh Kannan soon after his graduation from the National Institute of Engineering. He always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and some companies in the Mysuru region such as L&T and Wipro had good vendor development programmes that offered a perfect opportunity for his ambitions.

Services offered by the company

  • Electronic design, manufacturing, products and systems integration services
  • Prototyping, sourcing, turnkey manufacturing and support services of high tech/high mix, as well as medium volume electronic products/systems
  • Manufacture of PCBAs, box building, product and systems integration, and OEM manufacturing
  • Assembly and manufacture of military grade cable/wire harnesses
  • Design and development of embedded products/systems/FPGA based systems
  • Component level hardware repair, design development, re-engineering, and obsolescence management services and support

Manufacturing at a glance
Kaynes has strong teams for process design at all stages of manufacturing. The company adopts lean manufacturing techniques at different stages of its operations. The Kaynes technical team has a thorough understanding of the various hardware and software platforms available across the industry, along with application-specific requirements. “The company has carried out more than 40 technology transfers from across the globe, into India. Kaynes has separate technical teams for electronics, mechanical, manufacturing infrastructure and manufacturing processes,” says Ramesh Kannan, president and managing director of Kaynes Technology. It has the technical competence to design and develop jigs, fixtures, test benches and simulators for manufacturing and testing processes. The company has the competence to build custom functional simulators and testers to meet its product qualification and validation needs.

Home-Splash_EMS-Zone_June-2016A focus on quality
Complete customer centricity, transparency, systems development, global certifications and, most importantly, providing end-to-end manufacturing as well as design services support, backed by after-sales services, all add up to a unique proposition. Kaynes’ wide range of skills in technology transfer, manufacturing, development, competence in the emerging design services areas of IoT, board design, as well as its newly developed capability in systems integration on electronic packaging are a testimony of its global standards and competitiveness. Its capability in high tech wiring harnesses and cables places it high on the list of preferred suppliers for most companies looking for a professional electronics manufacturing and design services firm. “We have an in-house team for complete quality testing and certifications including CE, UL, TUV, FDA, etc. We have in-house facilities for electrical testing, thermal cycling, environmental testing, etc,” says Ramesh Kannan.

Major equipment

  • Six SMT lines enabled with laser markers
  • Multi-zone reflow ovens: Surface mount 3D AOI, 3D inline SPI with 2 microns height accuracy, BGA rework and reballing
  • X-ray inspection: Through-hole auto insertion machine
  • Wave soldering: Selective soldering
  • Aqueous cleaning machine
  • Ionic contamination tester
  • Manual inspection with stereo microscope
  • In-circuit testing: Agilent and Terradyne machines
  • Flying probe testing
  • Cable and harnesses manufacturing machines, pad printing, automated cable testers, customised test equipment development
  • Potting and encapsulation

Kaynes’ take on ‘Make in India’
“Make in India is a great opportunity to scale up and add capacity in higher technology areas. It has provided us a platform to relate our story to clients effectively. It has created a lot of attention from hitherto dormant customer bases. It will surely help to scale electronics manufacturing many times over in India,” Says Kannan.

Certifications achieved

  • ISO 9001 QMS
  • ISO /TS 16949:2009
  • ISO 14001:2004,
  • OHSAS 18001:2007
  • IRIS for Railways
  • EN/ AS 9100 Rev C certified for aerospace and defence
  • ISO 13485 for medical electronics
  • ANSI/ESD S20.20 2007 and IEC 61340-5-1.0 2007-08 certified
  • NADCAP accreditation audit



  • Concept to realisation
  • Software services
  • PCB design services
  • Mechanical designs and engineering services
  • Prototyping
  • Validation and regulatory compliance for global markets


  • Turnkey PCBA manufacturing
  • Turnkey box build/product manufacturing
  • Electronics packaging and integrated solutions (EPIS)
  • Cable harnesses and cabling
  • Magnetics
  • Product life cycle management support
  • Obsolescence management

Systems integration:

  • Security and surveillance systems integrated with advanced biometric systems
  • Smart city projects
  • Real-time process control and energy management systems
  • VESDA smoke and fire alarm systems
  • Marine systems, ship repair projects as well as operations and maintenance of marine vessels

Product servicing and support:

  • Warranty and extended warranty services
  • Post-warranty services
  • Special projects such as on/near-site product upgradation.
Ramesh Kannan, president and managing director of Kaynes Technology

“The company has carried out more than 40 technology transfers from across the globe, into India. Kaynes has separate technical teams for electronics, mechanical, manufacturing infrastructure and manufacturing processes



Year of establishment  1988
Major sectors served  Defence and aerospace, railways and other transportation, healthcare, automotive, IT and telecom, power and energy, industrial automation and controls
Manufacturing capacity  The SMT capacity is close to 3 billion component placements and is augmented roughly by 25 per cent every year
Factory location(s)  Mysuru, Bengaluru, Chennai, Navi Mumbai, Manesar, Parwanoo, Dehradun
Workforce  Approximately 1000
Annual turnover  US$ 60 million
Total capex investments  US$ 10 million in capability development
Contact details  23-25 Belagola Food Industrial Estate, Metagalli PO, Mysuru 570016; Karnataka, India; Ph: +91 821 4280270, Email: [email protected], www.kaynestechnology.net