About Us


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Basava Metal Technology LLP. (BMTL) using the brand name HERNMES - BASAVA is involved in the manufacturing of foundry consumables viz. ceramic foam filters and riser sleeves. Basava - Hernmes can be categorized as an import substitute driven company as currently 90% of the ceramic foam filters are being imported. It is one of the very few companies that manufacture ceramic foam filters in India.

Basava - Hernmes not only manufacture foundry consumables; but also help its customers: either to standardize the casting process or provide customized casting solutions as the situation may warrant.

Our research and development activity is a continuous process and basically connected with the continuous improvements in our products which helps foundries to improve their yield and casting quality. The challenges of maintaining the quality of castings differ from foundry to foundry. Our endeavor is to bring all the different challenges on a common platform and provide solutions by improving and innovating a single product with the help of sustained research and technology.


We are currently manufacturing Silicon Carbide foam filters, Alumina foam filters, and Zirconia ceramic foam filters. We are also into manufacturing all types of Foundry Riser sleeves in various sizes.


Ceramic Foam Filters – installed capacity is 15 million pieces per annum.
Riser Sleeves – installed capacity is 2 million pieces per annum.
We manufacture filters and sleeves in various sizes based on customers’ requirements.

Delivery Time

Due to proximity to the foundry clusters in western India, we can deliver products in few hours of any quantity.


We can customize products for our customers and work closely in developing products to suit their requirements.


Company Promoters

Mr. Omer Elcuman

(Director) is a Turkish national and is also a Director in KIEZ and has been in the Ceramic Foam Filter manufacturing for the past 10 years. He has hands on experience in implementing and operating the project. He is constantly researching how best to give better solutions to the foundry industry.

Satish Sahasrabudhe

(Director Technical) is a qualified Metallurgical & Material science Engineer and has a very long experience spanning over 40 years in developing foundry consumable products, R&D and producing knowledge based material products. He also has sound knowledge of Foundry process and product application along with casting development experience in various foundries. He has also established the manufacturing plant for ceramic foam filters and riser sleeves.

Mr. Vijay Metgud

(Director) is a commerce graduate and a dynamic business leader involved in various businesses viz. cotton, granite, manufactured sand and other trading businesses. He has won many accolades from various Industry Associations for his contributions to the industry.

Mr. Sunil Metgud

(Director) an engineer with management degree from USA, he has worked in the steel industry for a few years and is currently involved in granite manufacturing and exports.