Stakexel delivers complex solutions in a simple way

Pharma 4.0 and industrial automation can be minimal and functional

L to R - Bulusu Chaitanya, director - solutions at Stakexel, Ashish Bakshi, managing director of Tapasya and Stakexel and Soumendra Mohanty, founder and chief technical officer of Stakexel

Three mavericks established Stakexel. The first of these is Dev Ashish Bakshi, managing director of Tapasya, a company he founded in 1962. The Thane-based company is well known for its contribution to the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, chemical, cosmetics, and other allied industries. It offers granulation, drying, milling, blending, micronizing, coating, and pelletizing process solutions across India and globally.   Bakshi realized that his customers were not able to harness data integrity, which smart manufacturing solutions offered, in spite of having Tapasya’s intelligent machinery. Thus Bakshi created another entity – Stakexel. Also, being the managing director of Stakexel, he plans to integrate the core competence areas of the two companies to make the machines even smarter.   In a recent conversation at pharma pro&pack in Hyderabad, Bakshi said, “Tapasya has been in the pharmaceutical domain for the last 60 years, and I have had the good fortune of heading this company for the last 33 years. The first company in India to offer turnkey integrated granulation solutions, we have done more than 1000 projects across the…

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Technical Editor - Mandeep Kaur is working with IPP Group and holding editorial responsibilities for the IndiFoodBev and PSA Healthcare platforms. Earlier she handled editorial responsibilities of food, beverage, and agriculture publications at another publisher. A gold-medalist in M Tech (Food Technology), she has hands-on experience in operating different types of instruments related to physico-chemical testing of grains and flour. She has worked at Evalueserve in the Intellectual Property (IP) division for more than three years handling projects in the life sciences domain.