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“The most valuable asset in any building are the occupants”

Gaurav Burman, VP & APAC President, 75F, India, on how the company is disrupting the building systems industry by taking a fresh approach to HVAC, lighting and building controls. Brief background of how the company was started and the major milestones / achievements. Deepinder Singh founded 75F in 2012 in the US after he designed some of the world’s fastest core networks for Tier 1 service providers like AT ...

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Get Ready to be Floored!

Mukesh Savlani, CEO, Welspun Flooring, has worked out all the details before unleashing convenient flooring products in the Indian market. I went through your website. From textile to flooring, you have come a long way. More than textile and flooring, way back in 1993, we started with towels. We were the first company in the country to make towels for export right after Manmohan Singh began globalisation fo ...

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Trade Galore

Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Bbauma CONEXPO India, talks about what’s in store for exhibitors and visitors to the trade fair in December. How is the fourth edition of bauma CONEXPO INDIA shaping up? Please share statistics and international participation. This year we have secured a 30% growth as compared to the last edition. bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018 is a reflection of the market and has shaped up well. I’d say th ...

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Urban Design

Subodh Dixit, Executive Director & President (engineering & construction division) and Barun Pal Chowdhury, Director, Design Build, on why India should take up Design Build extensively. The construction industry is becoming more organised and challenging. How have you evolved in the last few years? SC Dixit: I think Design Build has evolved in a manner that today it has a good turf and gives us a pl ...

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Materials Science

Sarat Chandak, CEO, RAK Ceramics, on how the company has grown steadily with new range of products and emerging novel materials and designs. By Jayashree Mendes You have a vast footprint around the world. Could you tell us about that? We have two kinds of operations: manufacturing and commercial. With nearly 33 offices across the world, we have a presence in Europe, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, and other GCC ...

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Covering All Bases

Ashok Kumar Bhaiya, CMD, Aludecor, speaks about their latest offerings such as affordable fire-retardant ACPs that are helping them stand apart. What are Aludecor’s latest product innovations and solutions in line with the emerging trends? One of the latest trends in Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) today is avoiding silicone sealants for filling up the grooves. Aludecor’s latest product innovation consist ...

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Smart Moves

Sunil Khatwani, VPresident & business head, system airconditioning division, LG Electronics India, on how the company is leading in technology. LG Electronics has designed HVAC products that reduce energy consumption. Could you expound? In 2018, LG has embarked on the journey of GREENOVATION i.e. green, innovative products in the commercial air conditioning space. The latest introductions are: *High ene ...

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Power Up

Gajanan Nabar, CEO, CleanMax Solar, gives an overview of their business operations, while also highlighting the huge potential for expansion. BY Mitalee Kurdekar CleanMax Solar enjoys a healthy share of about 25% of the Indian market. What are some of the strengths that have led to this growth? In my opinion, our biggest strength is our relationship with the customers. We have a large business development ( ...

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“BKT is at the forefront of sustainable manufacturing”

Rajiv Poddar, joint MD, Balkrishna Industries, has strong principles in place and over the years has several landmark credits to his name and the company he runs.   What are some of the unique features of Earthmax vis-à-vis other OTRs? Earthmax is designed to ensure enhanced load distribution on the ground for dumpers, wheel-loaders, dozers, graders and other multi-purpose vehicles. This tyre is a mile ...

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Angelo Noronha, president, APAC & MEA, Alliance Tire Group (ATG), has worked studiously and now is a strong contender in the global market. BY Jayashree Mendes Brief us into the history of Alliance Tire Group. Better known as ATG now, we began operations close to 10 years ago with the acquisition of Israel based Alliance Tire Company in 2007 and US-based GPX in 2009 which owned the popular Galaxy and Pr ...

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