A new yard­stick for ma­te­rial han­dling

Kel­ley In­dia aims to set the global bench­mark through in­vest­ments in man­power and a best-in-class prod­uct range, shares Piush Goyal, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Kel­ley Ma­te­rial Han­dling Equip­ment In­dia.

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How do you as­sess In­dia’s ma­te­rial han­dling and ware­hous­ing in­dus­try?

Ma­te­rial han­dling equip­ment has seen a growth of 10 per cent over last cou­ple of years, while we have been grow­ing at over 40 per cent year-onyear on the back of the healthy ex­pan­sion of the mod­ern ware­hous­ing and e-com­merce sec­tors. Th­ese sec­tors along with off­line re­tail, man­u­fac­tur­ing, FMCG, Churches and Ed­u­ca­tion (Col­leges) sec­tors present a good de­mand for Kel­ley In­dia’s line up of equip­ment.

Who are your cus­tomers in In­dia?

Our vast list of cus­tomers in­cludes M/s Daim­ler, Honda, ZF, JCB, Isuzu, Hero Mo­toCorp, Al­stom, Pana­sonic, Blue Star, Te­tra Pak, De­cathlon, Snap Deal, Wal­mart, Fu­ture Sup­ply, Re­liance, Indo Space and AO Smith among many more.Our in­no­va­tive load­ing dock so­lu­tions & HVLS fans mit­i­gate many of the chal­lenges in ware­hous­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor. Over 2,000 units of Kel­ley En­trematic Dock Level­ers and HVLS Fans are al­ready work­ing sat­is­fac­to­rily in In­dian mar­ket. All our ma­jor cus­tomers have been the re­peat users, while most MNCs are us­ing our equip­ment due to their nice ex­pe­ri­ence in the past in their over­seas fa­cil­i­ties.

What is Kel­ley’s strength in de­sign­ing ma­te­rial han­dling equip­ment?

Kel­ley® has in­vented the world’s first Dock Lev­eler in 1953 in USA and since then it is con­sis­tently en­joy­ing the global mar­ket lead­er­ship. We have spent last over 60 years pi­o­neer­ing our line of prod­ucts. We have at present seven world class man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­i­ties in USA, Canada and South Amer­ica. Team In­dia is presently work­ing on our next fa­cil­ity here.

Kel­ley’s core com­pe­ten­cies are born out of a rich his­tory of in­no­va­tion, qual­ity and su­pe­rior en­gi­neer­ing and a num­ber of in­dus­try firsts. All th­ese years, Kel­ley world­wide has strived to man­u­fac­ture prod­ucts that make the work­place safer, more pro­duc­tive and more en­ergy-ef­fi­cient. In In­dia, our key chal­lenge was to ed­u­cate cus­tomers about lat­est tech­nolo­gies such as Lambda beam de­sign, robot­i­cally welded chas­sis, sin­gle push but­ton op­er­a­tion, easy clean pit, lug type hinges and high den­sity steel Che­quered plat­forms with no joints in our dock level­ers. All th­ese and more can en­hance pro­duc­tiv­ity and safety, es­pe­cially when Kel­ley dock lev­eler is used in com­bi­na­tion with a fork­lift, as well as boost re­li­a­bil­ity, op­er­a­tional ease and low main­te­nance re­sult­ing in low life cy­cle cost.

The com­pany is wit­ness­ing de­mand grow the fastest for the Kel­ley® High Vol­ume Low Speed (HVLS) fans of size 8’ to 24’ di­am­e­ter. A sin­gle 24’ di­am­e­ter fan can cover a fa­cil­ity area of up to 30,000 square feet depend­ing upon site con­di­tions, which elim­i­nates the need for a large num­ber of wall­mounted noisy en­er­gy­con­sum­ing fans. A mo­tor of up to 2hp with the Vari­able Fre­quency Drive “VFD” al­lows the fans to op­er­ate all most noise­lessly (be­low 55 dB) and very low en­ergy con­sump­tion lev­els. The fan gen­er­ates a breeze of 2-3 mph that can cause a fall in the per­ceived tem­per­a­ture by 4 de­grees F to 7 de­grees F, to keep em­ploy­ees com­fort­able. This helps in im­prov­ing ware­house / factory en­vi­ron­ment, worker safety and com­fort, while con­sum­ing a very lit­tle amount of power to op­er­ate sav­ing en­ergy re­sult­ing in quick re­turn on in­vest­ment.

Can you elab­o­rate on your pres­ence across the coun­try?

Kel­ley® has al­ways been a cus­tomer fo­cused or­gan­i­sa­tion and we keep cus­tomer in our very heart for all ac­tions we take with re­spect to our prod­ucts and ser­vices. Kel­ley In­dia has es­tab­lished branch of­fices at Delhi, Mum­bai, Bengaluru, Chen­nai, Kolkata and a cen­tral ware­house in In­dia with all our engi­neers trained mul­ti­ple times at our US head­quar­ters. Sup­ported by our na­tion­wide net­work of world class deal­er­ships en­sures that our RT and TAT matches our global standards.

Piush Goyal Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Kelly Ma­te­rial Han­dling Equip­ment In­dia

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