Yesterday and Tomorrow meet Today!

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With a vision to simplify solutions for complex business problems for manufacturers, Axcend is an innovative industrial automation services and Industry 4.0 solution company. Axcend has worked with top OEMs and industry leaders in the manufacturing sector providing solutions across the length and breadth of the manufacturing value chain. We are a fine blend of experienced professionals and young and vibrant minds who believe in teamwork and thrive on the strength of our multi-disciplinary teams. We strive to learn and evolve continuously to push the boundaries of impossible in every engagement we take up.

Strengthen your experiences of yesterday and be ready to meet the needs of tomorrow, today. Experience Axcend!

Axcend through the years

  • 2004 Axcend incorporated!

    What started in a garage in the suburbs of Bangalore with a vision to deliver niche IT-OT solutions was formally incorporated as a company.
  • 2005 Acrodex partnership

    Leading Canadian company, Acrodex, bought into our vision and kickstarted our journey to look beyond the domestic market.
  • 2007 CMMi Level 3 certification

    We became the earliest to adopt CMMi Level 3 for an IT-OT Hybrid Development Life cycle. This gave our customers the best of industry practices and quality assurance.
  • 2009 Going Digital

    We launched our Digital Manufacturing Practice which served as a centre of excellence to deliver digital solutions to the manufacturing industry.

    We did this even before the initial chatters of Industry 4.0!

  • 2012 CSIA certification

    We received our CSIA certification, a global benchmarking audit that stood testimony to our business stability, quality and our adoption of industry best practices.
  • 2015 Renewed rigour and hope

    We had a management buyout to charter a new way for Axcend to push forward with reinforced energy and spirit.
  • 2015 Axcend enters the US

    Having delivered several successful solutions around the world, our US subsidiary was our plan to become local globally!
  • 2016 Foray into the UK

    We started working closely with System Integrators with a focus on the UK market, delivering stellar projects along the way.
  • 2018 Smart Manufacturing

    Always ahead of the curve, we further honed our Digital Manufacturing practice, establishing our Smart Manufacturing business line.
  • 2020 Machomnis established

    A global standard can be established only by continuous learning and feedback.

    We established Machomnis with a vision to build a platform for Industry 4.0 knowledge dissemination & pedagogical intervention for transforming manufacturing practices.

What we bring to the table

Our Leadership Team

Uma Balakrishnan

Chairman & MD

Uma is a pioneering woman entrepreneur and a seasoned CEO with over 28 years of experience in the Plant Automation & Industrial IT space. Having navigated multiple technology shifts in manufacturing, she genuinely believes that there is space to bring consumer-ease in industrial operations.

Our aim should not be train tech-savvy people. It should be to develop people-literate technology.

Shankar Karanth

Head – Global Delivery

Shankar is a seasoned program management professional with about three decades of experience in various technology roles. He comes from a rich automation background and has delivered complex systems across the globe. Shankar is passionate about making technology work for manufacturers and is always cued into the latest technologies and their application in the industrial space.

Customer-centricity is not just in delivering the right solution but delighting the customers throughout the journey that you have with them.

Nagamani S

Head of Finance and Ops

Nagamani is an accomplished Chartered Accountant with a remarkable 15-year journey spanning diverse industries and international landscapes. Specializing in accounting, taxation, and compliance, she excels in budgeting, forecasting, cash flow management, and reporting, aiding organizations in the US, Singapore, and India in navigating compliance complexities.

I believe that sincerity and discipline in anything you do, whatever may be the challenges everything will turn out all right.

Kiran Kumar M

Head - India Business

Kiran is a distinguished business leader with over two decades of experience across various industries. He offers strategic insights and profound operational knowledge in propelling business growth, nurturing partnerships, and spearheading cross-cultural teams. Kiran's passion lies in purposeful transformation, firmly rooted in the belief that prioritizing people and customers, along with optimizing processes, holds the key to success in today's digital landscape.

Nurturing meaningful relationships with people is the foundation for enduring progress. We must skilfully blend these connections with the right elements to create a truly enchanting recipe for success.

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