A college project by three mechanical engineering students from VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology in Hyderabad has scaled up to commercial production through its sheer innovative strength.
Kausthub Kaundinya, Sreekanth Kommula, and Anand Kumar, all aged 23, have developed an air-conditioned helmet for industrial use that is aimed to improve productivity, and the safety and comfort of workers.
At an age when many youngsters would be seeking employment or just settling down in their first job, the Hyderabad trio has set up a 4,000 sq feet production unit at Bachupally with a capacity to manufacture 3,000 helmets per month.
“The premium model for senior executives has a battery life of two hours, while the heavy-duty model for skilled workers has an eight-hour battery backup,” says Kausthub Kaundinya, CEO of Jarsh Innovations Private Ltd.
Incorporated in November 2016, Jarsh conducted trials on a pilot basis over the last one-and-a-half years. Commercial production began just a couple of months ago, but they have already sold around 100 helmets worth about Rs 8 lakh and are close to bagging an order for 25,000 units more from the Middle-East.
“The average price of a helmet comes to around Rs 8,000, though the cost may be a little more or less, depending upon the requirements of the customer and the features we incorporate,” explains Kausthub.
The Jarsh team believes the helmet would offer comfort and safety to the workers, which would contribute to increased productivity....Read more
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