HHV was founded in 1965 as Hind High Vacuum Company Private Limited, an enterprise in India’s technological capital, Bangalore, to take up the challenge of pioneering the indigenous development of high vacuum equipment. It was highly successful in this endeavour and is now a well-known name in the domestic and global market for a wide variety of high vacuum hardware and vacuum-based systems .
Based on the knowledge and experience accumulated in vacuum technology, HHV has branched out over the years into related areas like Thin Films and Solar Photovoltaics. From its first vacuum-based thin film deposition system developed in 1977, HHV has not looked back . After establishing its own applications laboratory for thin films in 1991, it is now India’s leading supplier of thin film coatings as well as deposition equipment for scientific and commercial purposes in the Infra-red, Optical and Ultra-violet ranges.
Venturing into Solar Photovoltaics (SPV) was a natural progression from thin films, with India’s abundant solar energy potential providing the pull. But HHV was not content with just making SPV panels. Its aim was much higher - to develop its own world class technology and equipment to make the panels. Beginning with the setting up of a dedicated SPV laboratory at its Bangalore unit, HHV has now successfully joined the handful of international companies who can offer automated production lines to make high efficiency SPV panels of both crystalline silicon from solid wafers and thin film amorphous silicon deposited from gases.
HHV has expanded multifold since its beginnings five decades ago. Besides its original unit in the Peenya Industrial Area of Bangalore, with a covered area of 150,000 square feet, it now has a second manufacturing unit in a 6.5-acre campus at Dobbspet, some 60 kms from Bangalore. Its manufacturing facilities are certified for ISO9001 – 2008 quality control system, ISO 14001 : 2004 and BS OSHAS 18001 : 2007.
HHV is a very technology-driven group and over one-third of its 600 strong employee strength comprises scientists and engineers . The group maintains close collaborative links with India’s premier research institutions as well as its customers , most of whom belong to the high tech fraternity such as Aerospace, Atomic Energy, Defence, Electronics, Medicine and Solar Energy.
|1965||S.V. Narasaiah establishes Hind High Vacuum Pvt. Ltd. to pioneer the manufacture of vacuum equipment in India. This was followed by a series of equipment designed and made for the first time in India by the company. These were :|
|1967||Thin film coating plant|
|1968||High vacuum rotary pump|
|1970||Space simulation chamber|
|1974||Electron beam guns for evaporation|
|1991||Establishment of Thin Films Division and application laboratory|
|1993||Completely automated Box Coater for Nano-technology coatings|
|1996||India’s largest vacuum heat treatment and brazing furnace|
Vacuum induction melting and casting furnace for processing of specialized and exotic alloys
HHV becomes India’s first ISO 9001 certified vacuum science and technology company
Diffusion bonding hot press capable of going up to 2200 Deg C for joining dissimilar metals
|2001||Multi-chamber PECVD system for manufacture of a-Si Solar modules|
Large-area telescopic mirror coater for observatory in the Himalayas
|2003||Coaters and equipment for Plasma Display Panels (PDP)|
Robot-assisted sputter coater for coating canopies
|2006||Induction heated CVD/CVI vacuum furnace capable of 2800 Deg.C|
Twin-chamber vacuum heat treatment furnace with Oil/Gas quenching facility
|2007||Commencement of contract manufacturing operations for international customers|
|2008||Hypersonic Wind Tunnel project executed|
Development of a complete production line for a-Si solar panels
|2009||Export commences of thin film equipment|
|2010||Export of SPV panels started|
|2011||Metallization system for automobile industry|
|2011||Large area sputter coater for 3.7 diameter telescope mirror|
|2012||High production rate sputter coater for automobile industry|
|2012||Cabin environment simulation system|
|2012||Compact cluster PECVD tool for R&D|
|2012||High productivity tungsten Carbide recyling system|
|2013||Xenon thruster engine testing equipment|
|2014||Vacuum ARC re-melting furnace|
|2015||Total gas analyzer|
|2015||Low pressure vacuum hardening furnace|