Carborundum Universal Limited

“Parry House”, 43 Moore Street,
Chennai – 600 001
Tamil Nandu, India

Tel : 91 44 3000 6161
Fax : 91 44 3000 6149



Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI) is a leading materials sciences engineering solutions provider. CUMI was established in 1954 as a tripartite collaboration between the Murugappa Group, The Carborundum Co., USA and the Universal Grinding Wheel Co. Ltd., U.K.


CUMI, part of the Murugappa Group, is listed on the NSE and BSE. CUMI is a Mines to Market Company and is one of the five manufacturers globally with fully integrated operations that include mining, fusioning, wind and hydropower stations, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. CUMI has over 5,000 employees worldwide who collaborate, innovate and develop high-quality material solutions and world-class services in abrasives, electro minerals, refractories and ceramics, serving customers in diverse industries including engineering, fabrication, auto and auto components, infrastructure, steel, glass, power generation and distribution, mining and aerospace. 


The company pioneered the manufacture of Coated Abrasives and Bonded Abrasives in India in addition to the manufacture of Super Refractories, Electro Minerals, Industrial Ceramics and Ceramic Fibres.  Today the company’s range of over 20,000 different varieties of abrasives, refractory products and electro-minerals are manufactured in ten locations across various parts of the country. CUMI has a wide geographical presence spanning five continents, and products are being exported to 43 countries spread across North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa and Asia.


Most of CUMI’s manufacturing facilities have received the ISO 9001 accreditation for quality standards. In addition, customer service is prioritised through a well-connected marketing and distribution network of offices and warehouses in India and abroad.  


CUMI has gained a reputation for innovation, product upgradation through in-house R&D, and strategic alliances with global leaders in grinding technology. All of this has ensured CUMI’s market leadership in India and globally. As a result, CUMI has achieved international recognition as a manufacturer of quality abrasives and a provider of total grinding solutions.