History

LabGuard was started in 1987 when Mr. Prakash Sansare; a design specialist working with Mazgaon Dock Ltd; took voluntary retirement and started out on his own. Having an extensive experience about sheet metal fabrication and its corrosion resistant applications and over 24 years of working experience in engineering and design; he decided to address the engineering industry’s most challenging design & manufacturing problems.

Timeline

2014

Won “India Design Mark-2014” award for “Inventa" series fume hood. The award is conferred by India Design Council (Govt of India and NID joint initiative). Installed new automatic robotic bending machine “Panel bender from Salvaginini-Italy”. Expanded capacity of factory to make 25 fume hoods & 600 cabinets per week. This makes LabGuard the biggest lab furniture manufacturing setup in India in terms of capacity and reach. Started booking export orders from Australia, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Indonesia. Grown 1000 times in last 15 years.

2013

Installed new turret punch press from “Muratec-Japan” & an automatic powder coating plant. A growth of more than 50% recorded in for FY-13. Registered one of the largest multi-crores order from Huntsman Chemicals R & D Center, an American company for 85 fume hoods, VAV systems, Lab furniture, gas piping. Project was completed in time and received a lot of appreciation from client.

2012

By now, the factory had an increased capacity to manufacture 15 fume hoods & 300 cabinets per month. Our professional project team executed large turnkey projects all over India, setting Labguard on the path to achieve its new goals. Added new factory location at Taloja(Mumbai) MIDC. Got a big order to supply 210 fume hoods & lab furniture to IICT, Hyderabad; which is to be completed stage wise in next 2 years.

2010

Since year 2000 we have grown 400 times in size, going from strength to strength solely on the basis of our quality. Recently we have completed another round of expansion of our manufacturing facility keeping in mind future growth and increasing export demand.

2008

Ventured into ‘Turnkey Lab Solutions’ providing complete lab design and setup services. First project of 10,000 sq feet was executed for ‘Dow Chemical International Ltd, Pune’ for their Mundhawa lab.

2007

Set up a vertically integrated factory campus at Pen; Dist Raigad, State Maharashtra on 6 acres area. Also, started production of modular laboratory furniture based on strong customer demand. It was a landmark year as it was the first time LabGuard exported its products abroad with about 35 units shipped in the first year itself. In another milestone for the company we installed India’s first ever ASHRAE 110:1995 and EN14175:2003 test facility in our Pen factory for fume hood performance testing.

2005

Tied up with Godrej Industries Ltd and started supplying fume hoods to their lab furniture division. Production capacity was ramped up to 25 fume hoods and production facility was shifted to 4000 sq feet workshop. Corporatization of LabGuard started and professional teambuilding began.

2002

Work with fume hoods was greatly appreciated with inquiries from many chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Manufacturing capacity increased from 3 to over 10 fume hoods per month.

2000

The Company took its first steps into its present course; wooden fume hoods used by many educational and research institutes were studied. Company then designed and developed its first basic table top fume hood for Goa University.

1997

Helped in the design and development of a special device for Tata Cancer Research Hospital that allowed remote extraction of radioactive medicine from its container.

1987

A special extraction hood & blower was designed for AA Spectrophotometer and manufactured as an import substitute. Though designed for GBC, Australia, product was subsequently chosen by many other prestigious clients.