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“An industrial undertaking in which the investment in plant
and machinery, whether held on ownership terms or on
lease or on hire purchase basis does not exceed Rs. 10

1) Small Scale Industries: The definition of small scale

industries [SSI] is broadly based on the criterion of
original value of plant and machinery which has been
revised over then years.
An industrial undertaking in which the investment in plant
and machinery whether held on ownership terms or on
lease /higher purchase basis does he investment in fixed
not exceed Rest 10 million, is regarded as small scale
industrial takings.
2) Tiny enterprises: The investment limit in plant and
machinery of tiny units is Rs 25 lacs irrespective of the
location of the unit.
3) Export-Oriented Unit (EOU): An industrial undertaking in
which the investment in fixed assets in plant and
machinery whether held on ownership terms or on lease
or by hire purchase does not exceed Rs.100 lacs and has
an obligation to export 30 percent of production.
4) Artisans, village and cottage is defined as ‘Artisans or
small industrial activities in villages and small towns with
the population not exceeding 50,000 involving utilization
of locally available natural recourses and /or human
5) Women enterprises are those small scale units where 1
or more women entrepreneurs have not less than 51% of
financial holdings.
6) Small Scale Service and Business enterprises
(SSSBEs):SSSBEs are industry related service and
business relates enterprise with investment in fixed
assets excluding land and building unto Rs 10 lacs
irrespective of locations as on 31st March 2001.


Large Scale Industries Small Scale Industries

Traditional Industries Modern Industries

Khadi and Village

Power Looms

Handlooms Ancillary Industries

Handicrafts Tiny Industries

Women Entrepreneu
Coir industries
Small Scale Service an
Sericulture Business Enterprise

Export Oriented Uni

-AN ISO 9001 FIRM.

R-18, Sardargarh, P.B.No.2014

198, LT Marg, Lohar Chawl,

84, Vijaykar Wadi, SV Road,

Malad (W),

Website - www.rbco.co.in


scale industry was started on 8th December, 1960 by
late Shri Gajendrabhai Ramniklal Kapasi. It started
with trading activities, thus the name “COMMERCIAL
G.R.Kapasi the founder dedicated the name
“R.B”. ‘R’ stands for Ramniklal, his respected father
and ‘B’ stands for Bharatiben his loving wife. This firm
is a sole proprietorship in which Mr. G.R. Kapasi is the
sole proprietor. Since then and till this day the firm is
having the license for 24 years. The Manufacturing
Business was started with sum of Rs. 10,000/- which
was financed by Bank of Baroda, Zaveri Bazaar
Branch. The company which has over 45 years long manufacturing low
voltage segment also.

Shri G.R.K. started his career in Mumbai. He

came from Gujarat without any financial assistance.
He began as Account Assistant for a mere salary of
120/- per month. He himself was a NON TECHNICAL
but because of his inner zest, desire and will could

successfully accomplish the task of starting to
manufacture ISI Marked Quality HRC Fuses, a highly
technical product and that too indigenously. He has
proved the Quotation right viz., if there is a will there
is a way.

His loving, humorous, helping and social

nature made him very popular in LOHAR CHAWL viz.,
the ‘ELECTRICAL MARKET’ of Mumbai, a part of
electrical Merchants Association. He will always be
remembered for his ever enthusiasm and lively
The firm started manufacturing HRC Fuses in
1976, formally Round type/Bolted Pattern were
manufactured as per IS: 2208. The company also
retails their products through Licensed Agents and
Dealers. His goal of getting ISO 9000 certification was
accomplished in 2001. He worked very hard to get the
approval from Indian Railways.


ISO License – Indian Standard QAC/ RA1/ 0535 up to
Organisation. (System mark) 23/12/09
BIS License – Bureau of 1244134
Indian Standards.
IS – Indian Standard. 13703
SSI License – Small Scale MH/R-6/10/3-6-63.
Industry. 110707418 at 25/7/03.
NSIC – National Small Scale NSIC/MUM/GP/RS/R-226/MH.
Industries Commission. Date: 16 /2/ 06.
ISI License – Indian Standard -
Institute *
Trademark License. -
BMC License -

* ISI License is the quality mark, which is given to the

product. The fee paid for registration is up to Rs.
50000 /- .
In 1983 the firm, got Indian Standards License
to mark ISI on their fuses. Since then and till this day
the firm is having the license for 25 years. The
company has a permanent registration. The company
is also Registered under VAT, CST, Excise, Income Tax
Act, Labour Act & registration of companies (ROC).

Their primary objective is to reduce customers’ complaints
by 10% from previous year. They are striving hard to
increase sales turnover by 15% by March 2008.

The company produces various types of products such as:

1. Bolted Round type fuses.
2. Bolted type (cylindrical fuses).
3. HRC fuses (High Rupturing Capacity).
4. Knife fuses.
5. Square fuses of German pattern.
6. ‘J’ and ‘G’ type fuses used in Railway signals.

1. Ceramic body.

Ceramic body is purchased from Ahmedabad

2. Copper

Copper is purchased from Gujarat and Daman

3. Silica

Silica is purchased from Gujarat

4. Aluminium

Aluminium is purchased from local market Kalbadevi (Metal


A. The Tool Room:

The tool room consist of various machines used to produce
parts of the power pressed machines used in manufacturing
the various products of the company. In the Tool Room, Leth
Machine is regarded as the ‘Mother of Machines’.

B. Cutting the Raw material:

This step includes cutting raw materials like Copper,
Aluminium, etc., used for manufacturing fuses.

Following are the metals involved in the process:
1. The thick copper strips which are up to 7 cm in length
and 2.5 cm in breadth. These strips act as connectivity
between the actual HRC fuses and the fuse bases.
2. The aluminium sheets are used to pack silica in the
ceramic body.
3. The thin copper strips used for connectivity inside the
All the cutting process is carried on with the help
of Power Pressed and Hand Pressed Machines.

C. Plating:
The various metal parts used to manufacture the fuses are
given plates of silver and tin.

D. Soldering:
In this step, the thin copper strips used for internal
connectivity are soldered. These copper elements are
regarded as the ‘Heart Beat’ or ‘Life’ of the fuse.

E. Numbering and Screening:

A small description of the fuse manufactured, which includes
its name, the amperes (unit), the IS no. etc., is printed on the
porcelain body of the fuse.

F. Spot Welding:
Here, the thin copper strips are actually planted in the
ceramic body of the fuse and welding is done wherever

G. Filling the Silica:

Minute silica quartzes are filled in the ceramic body, which
causes better absorption and concentration of heat.

H. Joining the different parts of the fuse:

An Electric Screw driving machine is used to join all the
different parts of the fuse together. This is the process which
gives us the final body of the product.

I. Resistance checking:
A digital Resistance checking instrument is used to denote
the ampere (unit) of each fuse inserted in the instrument’s
The total testing time of these fuses is 8 hrs.

J. Cleaning:
The fuse parts once checked are cleaned thoroughly to give
a finishing effect.

K. Packing:
Once the fuses are cleaned they are packed in small plastic
pouches. As per the stock required by different companies,
they are packed in boxes. Each box is labelled which states
the number of fuses and their description.

L. Forwarding:
Once the fuses are packed, in big slots they are forwarded to
the company who has placed that respective order.

There are in all 15 labourers working in the

factory. Employees hired are mostly unskilled. They are
given a proper training and a detailed knowledge about the
work. The organization has 24 hours of working. The working
hours is allocated into 3 shifts consisting of 8 hours each.

Considering the profit margin of 10%, the

turnover of R. B. Commercial Corporation is approximately
1.75 crores.It showed a healthy profit margin.

R.B.Commercial Corporation is certified under ISO-9001. The
company’s in house R&D facilities enables them to develop
fuses to meet any acquirement as per customer
specification. Their complete range of fuses offers safe
interchangeability and compatibility to any system of the
international standard.

The Company provides various products to:

1. BEST Area from Sion to Colaba since 20 years.

2. Reliance Energy.
3. Tata Power.
4. Indian Railways.
5. NDPL- New Delhi Power Ltd.

Today R.B. Commercial Corporation is in part 1

approved supplier list of RDSO, Lucknow for Non
Deteriorating Signalling Fuses Category. They approach the
companies through the vendors by filing tenders.

The products of RBCO namely Cylindrical Fuses and ‘J’
Type Fuses are totally exported to foreign countries through export
HRC fuses are able to provide excellent services to all our
customers. Their marketing and sales people are well trained in
handling all process from quotation to delivery of our products to our
valued customers. As customer service is our main objective,
maximum efforts are made to supply our products as per the
customer’s delivery schedule.

1. Info – Media Magazines.
2. Brochures.
3. Exhibitions.
18-22 January 2008.
Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India.
ELECRAMA - 2008.
8th International Exhibition of Electrical and industrial
Electronics industry.

25 Countries Worldwide.

RBCO is the one in the country which has the widest

range of fuse links under one roof. Most sophisticated
designs are being incorporated to attain highest
breaking capacity and overload
performance.Considering the profit margin of 10%,
the turnover of R. B. Commercial Corporation is
approximately 1.75 crores. They are planning to
launch new products in the near future. They are also
introducing new products.

Thus we can see that Small scale industries are the
backbone of the Indian industrial structure. They provide a
variety of non – traditional low technology product. They are
also engaged in the processing, preserving, manufacturing
and servicing activities. SSIs in India has been given a
distinct identity and the Government has according high
priority to this sector on account of the vital role it plays in
balanced and sustainable economic growth.