The innovation is a much needed solution for thousands of small scale retreading units spread across highways and towns of India, working in tiny workshops with few helpers and narrow operational margins. The innovator has manufactured and sold more than 100 units across the country till date. He has been provided with micro venture funding to the tune of five lakh rupees by National Innovation Foundation in 2007. This first version of this innovation was granted an Indian patent in 1989. Subsequently, the specification for patenting the latest version of machine has been filed in January, 2009. NIF facilitated the technology licensing to Eastern Threads, a group company of Eastern Masalas, hoping that the benefits will reach many more people; saving energy in the process and making vehicles go farther than ever before.
Manufacturing Capacity: b) Design Support
Problem Scale: Wide spread