Yesterday and Tomorrow meet Today

OUR STORY

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Axcend began it's journey in 2001 helmed by Uma Balakrishnan, a leader with a steadfast vision, unflagging enthusiasm and rich experience in the manufacturing industry. Over the years, she has led the company to solve problems at the crossroads of process, materials, automation, IT and technology. Axcend has evolved to become a company known for simplifying problems and providing solutions based on core mantra ‘Yesterday and Tomorrow meet Today’.

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Axcend is an innovative manufacturing solutions company that helps discrete manufacturing firms squeeze plant dollars and run smart operations & transform businesses. Our solutions include automation, digital transformation, cloud, IT modelling, IoT and cross over migration solutions. We enable medium to large manufacturing companies address a host of challenges including risk management stemming from a largely retiring workforce; urge to move toward Industry 4.0 to stay competitive; and improve productivity, efficiency and innovation to meet changing customer demands. We work on multiple platforms which means our solutions are designed with the customer’s preferences in mind.

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We distill intelligence from yesterday and marry it to the needs of tomorrow: to make it happen today.

OUR LEADERSHIP

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Uma has dedicated her career to providing real time operation management solutions for the manufacturing and utilities sector. Her goal is to help you integrate your physical and digital worlds and make you future ready using multidisciplinary tools. Uma believes in working with you to solve your challenges and has nurtured a culture of commitment and innovation to empower you to stay a step ahead of your competition. With a Master’s degree in Computers from BITS Pilani and a Management degree from IIM Bangalore India, she has over 28 years of experience  in the Plant Automation & Industrial IT space. 

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Uma Balakrishnan

Founder & CEO
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Avinash, has been a leader in sales ever since he began his journey in Siemens 27 years ago. With a wealth of experience in the Automation and Telecom industries, he is driven to help customers achieve their business goals. Having led large teams to help customers enhance productivity and efficiency, his focus is on aligning the Axcend team to strive for customer success. He has been instrumental in devising new solutions for customers and driving the team toward optimal performance and delivery to ensure customer satisfaction. 

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Avinash Arole

President & COO
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Mr. Shankar Karanth heads the Axcend international pre-sales team, works cross-functionally with Project Managers and Delivery Heads, and handles commercials for end-to-end customer engagement. Shankar comes from a rich Automation background and has an accomplished professional career spanning 20+ years, with vast experience in Project Management, Program Management, Business Development and Delivery in the domain of Industrial Automation, Manufacturing IT and new-age industrial technologies.

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Shankar Karanth

Program Manager
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Mr. Prakash Kallumarri is a senior Program Manager handling both domestic and international accounts. Prakash, who was incidentally the first Axcendian to be employed back in 2001, has built a reputation for delivering projects in-time with top notch quality.

A business professional with 15+ years of experience, Prakash has worked with major Automation OEMs and has strived to stay ahead of the curve with the latest technological advancements. He brings to the table a strong grounding and vast experience in solution architecting, design, development and implementation of the projects.

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Prakash Kallumarri

Program Manager

Axcend & You

We know that there are multiple solution providers out there. So, why us? We do more with less! Our skilled team takes a consultative approach to dig deep into your problems, analyze root cause and impact to your business. We craft holistic and reliable solutions with our customers at the epicentre and our goal is to harmonize the relationship between you, your team and your machines. Axcend partners with plant managers and operations teams running multiple plants to rein in operational costs and drive superior business results.

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