Interview with Mr. Samir Gandhi, Director, Gandhi Automations Private Limited
Mr.Samir Gandhi, Director
Gandhi Automations Private Limited
Media Release: 12 June 2017,
Q.1. Please brief us about company’s global reach & latest initiatives. Which are your focus areas in the automatic doors & shutters and dock levellers segments respectively?
Gandhi Automations is known for the Research & Development, Quality and its commitment towards customers. This helped us being an ISO 9001:2008 organization certified by TUV NORD. We have demonstrated our consistency to provide solutions that meets customer’s requirement as well as help them comply statutory and regulatory needs.
Since 21 years, we have catered to industries such as Chem-Pharma, Food, Automotive, Logistics, Warehousing, Shopping Malls, Marine, Aviation, etc. Our customers helped us grow along by trusting and demanding challenging requirements. We hence invested into Research & Development, Factory Trained Sales & Service Team pan India, 24×7 Customer care, Factory and Warehouse, etc.
We maintain European Standards for sustainability and also offer AMC for preventive maintenance. We maintain inventory to last minimum 10 years for our installed products as we realize the pain of downtime. Our constant efforts towards innovation and our focus on latest technology have helped us offer energyefficient solutions to our customers.
We already have an install base in Africa, Europe, Middle East, America and South Asia. However, such projects were intermittent owing to focus on such markets. We have recently commenced concentrated efforts on exports and we expect approx 50% of revenue by 2020.
Q.2. What are the technology alliances that have been made in order to out-front the competition?
Gandhi Automation is India’s No. 1 company into Entrance Automation & Loading Bay Equipment. We have presence at 23 locations pan India along with a State-of-Art Factory and a Warehouse.
We sell directly in India but we have Dealer network for international market. We have also participated in exhibitions in Dubai and Germany to promote our solutions. Visitors were delighted with our expertise and live demo products during exhibitions. We will continue exhibiting in such events to exhibit our Products and ongoing technological advancement.
We have a strong focus on innovation and energy efficient solutions to help the customers as well as the Nation.
Q.3. Product innovation through R&D is vital to be a leader in the competition, as per your opinion, how does R&D plays the role of catalyst in the success process?
300,000 sq. ft. area is allotted to Research & Development, Design, Manufacturing and Warehousing Departments for Seamless Operation. Research & Development is a continuous process as customization is an important element of our offerings. This team is responsible to innovate, develop and test products complying with EN Standards. The result data banks enable us to file test results that reduces TAT to customer.
Q.4. How do you look at the future?
We are very optimistic about the Indian as well as International Market. We expect India to rank 5th in Global Manufacturing by 2020. We are aiming CAGR 15% being the Market Leader in India further boosted with potential market growth in Manufacturing Sector with Central Government initiatives like Make in India. Inclination towards Safety and Intelligent Systems at par with International Manufacturing standards helped our cause to deliver customized products as per complying with European Standards (EN). We are relatively new at International Market, but the response till date is encouraging.
Q.5 How do you think forums like India Warehousing Show, playing a key role in preparing industry for the changing times ahead?
India Warehousing Show has been instrumental by creating a platform for the Warehousing Industry. In our long association with this show, we have interacted with many Top Executives, OEMs, Project Heads, Purchase Managers and other decision markers. We expect the same or even better in this edition. We wish success to the organizers and exhibitors.