Late Shri Chandran Menon
Mr Chandran Menon was born on 10th of may 1925 in a small village in Kerala. Mr Menon completed his 2
year technical diploma in Calicut, Kerala and was appointed immediately as a shop floor technician at
Hindustan Aeronautics, Bangalore.
Later in 1940 he joined as a Tool Room incharge with Ordinance Factory, Pune. In 1946, he moved to Kolhapur to explore better opportunities. He worked with Utkurs and later with Yashwant Iron and Steel works. He had an ingrained drive to create and develop something on his own and that’s what kept him on the move. Mr Menon established a company named Menon and Co at Udyamnagar, Kolhapur in 1954 for machining diesel engine components.
A decade later, on January 19th 1964, a new company called Menon and Menon Engineering was formed at Vikramnagar, Kolhapur. On 1st October 1969 the company was converted in a private limited company. Mr Menon was a self made man and believed in sheer hard work and perseverance. He had the knack of recognizing and nurturing talent. He was a rugged, practical man. He was full of fatherly affection towards his people, which is a trait commonly seen in first generation industrialists. Mr Menon left his imprint on each field he laid his hands on. He believed in bravely turning adversity into opportunity for prosperity in future. Mr Menon’s vision, spirit and sheer grit not only ensured the growth of his own company and its people but also put Kolhapur on the industrial map of India. http://chandranmenonbiography.com/