TCR Advanced Team
ABOUT US

TCR Advanced: Optimizing Asset Integrity

TCR Advanced Engineering was established in 1999 to provide credible solutions that ensured uninterrupted operation of assets, improved productivity and enhanced safety in compliance with all environmental standards. Located in Vadodara, TCR Advanced Engineering is a service partner of TCR Engineering Services, Mumbai.

TCR Advanced aims to be the best at all that they do -- the goal is to make a positive difference, help clients overcome their challenges, and maximize their success. TCR Advanced has successfully conducted over 6000 investigations and has served over 1700 clients nationally and globally. TCR enables companies across the globe to efficiently manage plant operations and optimize asset integrity. TCR continuously provides innovative solutions that help its clients create an advantage from every opportunity.

TCR Advanced aims to be the best at all that they do -- the goal is to make a positive difference, help clients overcome their challenges, and maximize their success. TCR Advanced has successfully conducted over 6000 investigations and has served over 1700 clients nationally and globally. TCR enables companies across the globe to efficiently manage plant operations and optimize asset integrity. TCR continuously provides innovative solutions that help its clients create an advantage from every opportunity.

TCR Advanced is an industry leader and has worked on some very critical problems for organizations all over the world. TCR Advanced has over 500 years of cumulative metallurgical and advisory expertise of its team members and advisors that it has gathered from unique assignments. This knowledge can greatly benefit the industry and enable new and existing professionals to hone their skills. This thought was the reason for launching TCR Evolve, the training arm of TCR Advanced.

TCR FOUNDER LEGACY

Building Trust since 1973

The mother entity TCR Engineering Services was incorporated in 1973 and has over the years grown to be India’s leading material testing and research company. It was the vision of Mr. V. K. Bafna, the founder, a keen metallurgist to provide real, sustainable solutions to companies that would drive progress for them. He infused the principles of precision, transparency and reliability in all actions due to which, TCR today is a trusted service provider for top-notch companies across the globe.

A visionary with sound material sciences experience, strong business acumen and relentless sincerity, the TCR Advanced matured under his able guidance. With clear sense of purpose and urgency, hard work, dedication, integrity and love for his field, Mr. Bafna provided unique practical expertise in the areas of corrosion detection, chemical analysis, mechanical testing, failure analysis and materials characterization.

VIRENDRA KUMAR BAFNA

VIRENDRA KUMAR BAFNA

Founder & Visionary TCR Group of Companies

TCR ADVANCED LEADERSHIP

PARESH HARIBHAKTI

Managing Director

Paresh Haribhakti has been at the helm of TCR Advanced Engineering Services (a TCR Engineering Services partner company) since its inception. He is a pioneer in promoting in-situ metallography, has solved more than 5,000 industrial problems and is an acclaimed boiler tube failure investigation expert. As a Managing Director for TCR Advanced, Paresh Haribhakti has authored a book titled 'Boiler Tube Failure Investigation - A Comprehensive Approach' that has been published by ASM International USA.

PARESH HARIBHAKTI

A thought-leader, innovator, and a renowned author; Paresh Haribhakti is the founder member of Metallography Society of India and is an active member of the Institute of Engineers, Institute of Foundry Man, Indian Institute of Metals and Indian Institute of Welding.

Paresh has build an organization that is deeply committed to making a real difference by solving complex industrial problems and making meaningful progress. He has worked on many complex metallurgical challenges and Failure Analysis assignments across various industries with one purpose: to deliver measurable results.

Paresh has a post-graduate degree in Materials Technology from M.S. University. He has contributed to a number of leading metallurgical and engineering journals, as well as given presented papers at several conferences across the world. An active leader not only in the business world but in the community as a whole, Paresh's accomplishments are numerous. Paresh is passionate about knowledge sharing and believes that it promotes active learning. His commitment to training led him to create 'TCR Evolve', a learning academy for aspiring and existing professionals to hone their skills.

Paresh's downtime when he is not thinking about Failure Analysis is spent listening to music and watching some gripping TV series. His morning walk is an everyday comfort too.

TCR ADVANCED CORE TEAM

V.K. Bafna
V.K. BafnaChairman Emeritus
TCR Group of Companies
Paresh Haribhakti
Paresh HaribhaktiManaging Director
TCR Advanced Engineering
Rohit Bafna
Rohit BafnaDirector, Sales
TCR Global
Ketan Upadhyaya
Ketan UpadhyayaGeneral Manager (Reliability)
TCR Advanced Engineering
Gopul Patel
Gopul PatelGeneral Manager (Technical)
TCR Advanced Engineering
OUR ACCREDITATIONS

OUR ACCREDITATION TO GLOBAL QUALITY STANDARDS

NABL Certificates

TCR Advanced Engineering accredited by NABL as per international standard ISO-IEC-17025 in chemical, mechanical, and non-destructive testing disciplines. The NABL certification is issued by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. NABL provides accreditation to laboratories that perform tests/calibrations in accordance with ISO 17025. ISO/IEC 17025 includes quality system requirements of ISO 9001 and other additional requirements to demonstrate that the said laboratory is technically competent with the ability to produce technically valid data and results.

Central Board for Boiler

In the year 2014, TCR Advanced Engineering received approval of " well known Remnant Life Assessment organization" as well as “well known Material Testing Laboratory” by Central Boilers Board (CBB), Government of India, Ministry of commerce and industries. With this approval, TCR’s can carry out life assessment jobs and certify the fitness of boiler components as per Indian Boiler Regulation (IBR).

Recognition by MNC & Inspection Agency

TCR Advanced is one of the select few testing laboratories in India where third party witness is done by various MNC, public and private limited companies including Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd., Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T), Engineers India Ltd. (EIL), Toyo Engineering India Ltd., Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Department of Defense, DGS&D, Indian Railways, Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Department of Telecommunications, Electronic Corporation of India Ltd and others.

TCR is also preferred by several international third-party inspection agencies including Halliburton, Schlumberger, Wartsila, American Bureau of Shipping (USA), Bureau Veritas (France), Lloyds Register of Shipping (UK), Det-Norske Veritas (Norway), SGS (India) Ltd. Indian Register of Shipping.

Inspection Agency

TCR ADVANCED
PROJECTS

TCR works across all types of industries, with all kinds of clients. We start by asking the right questions to unearth the right solutions. Our unique approach ensures that we do not provide off the shelf solutions and our recommendations are highly customized. Our mission is to help management teams create such high levels of economic value that we are able to redefine their businesses.

TCR Advanced Engineering has worked with several industries and verticals that include Automotive, Oil Refineries, Petrochemical plants, Chemical Processing, Defense, Electronics, Nuclear Power, Capital Goods, and manufacturing industries with clients like Siemens, Schlumberger Oil Field Services, Indian Oil Corporation, Hyundai, Reliance Industries, Essar, Bharat Petroleum, Caterpillar USA, ONGC Iran, Ecolab Canada, Unilever among many others.