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Hindustan Machine Tools

Hindustan Machine Tools
Company nameHindustan Machine Tools Ltd.
Company typePublic Sector Undertaking
Key peopleA.V. Kamat(Chairman and Managing Director)
ProductsMachine Tools, Tractors, Watches

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Hindustan Machine Tools was incorporated in 1953 by the Government of India as a machine tool manufacturing company.

Over the years diversified into watches, tractors, printing machinery, metal forming presses, die casting & plastic processing machinery, CNC systems & bearings. HMT is headquartered at Bengaluru ( Bangalore ).

Successful technology absorption in all product groups through collaborations with world renowned manufacturers and further strengthened by continuous in-house R&D.

Today, HMT comprises six subsidiaries under the ambit of a holding company, which also manages the tractors business directly.

HMT Limited has 18 manufacturing units.The constituent subsidiaries are given below while the holding company retains the tractors business group.

HMT’s tractor business commenced its operations in 1971 in technical collaboration with M/s MOTOKOV, Czechoslovakia. HMT started the operation with the manufacture of 25 HP tractor at the manufacturing plant in Pinjore, Haryana state. Over the years, it has developed tractors ranging from 25 HP to 75 HP.

HMT Limited took over Praga Tools Limited as one of its subsidiaries 1988. Praga Tools Limited was established in May, 1943 as Praga Tools Corporation Limited to manufacture machine tools with its head quarters at Secunderabad. It was renamed as Praga Tools Limited in 1963. It is mainly involved in manufacture of machine tools including CNC machines.

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