We are bullish about to­day’s en­vi­ron­ment

Electrical Monitor - - INTERVIEW -

We un­der­stand that Cen­tum caters to di­verse mis­sion-crit­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tions like de­fence, med­i­cal equip­ment, etc. What are your key busi­ness driv­ers in In­dia? Cen­tum has started its jour­ney in de­fence and space in the year 2000 and to­day Cen­tum con­trib­utes sig­nif­i­cantly to most of the mis­sion crit­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tions.

For de­fence, the ever grow­ing de­mands of the de­fence sys­tems for the coun­try cou­pled with thrust on Make in In­dia pol­icy and off­set obli­ga­tions are clearly the key driv­ers. Sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in the num­ber of In­dian made mis­siles and radar re­quire­ments by DRDO and DPSUs are great op­por­tu­ni­ties for Cen­tum.

For space, clearly the busi­ness driv­ers are the in­creased num­ber of satel­lites and launch ve­hi­cle pro­grams an­nounced by ISRO. They are plan­ning to have more than 50 mis­sions in the com­ing years and be­ing a lead­ing part­ner to ISRO, we are quite pos­i­tive about it. Our suc­cess­ful con­tri­bu­tions in Sci­ence mis­sions like MARS, ASTROSAT and CHAN­DRAYAAN apart from com­mu­ni­ca­tion and re­mote sens­ing mis­sions put us in an ad­van­ta­geous po­si­tion.

The ex­pe­ri­ence in de­sign and man­u­fac­ture of hi-re­li­a­bil­ity sec­tors like de­fence and space, nat­u­rally en­abled us to work in med­i­cal sec­tor. The sys­tems and cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, com­pli­ance to qual­ity and trace­abil­ity re­quire­ments of the D&A is help­ing us to ex­pand in Med­i­cal area. A home­grown com­pany like Cen­tum is un­der­stood to have around 70 per cent of its busi­ness com­ing from de­vel­oped global mar­kets like USA and Europe. What have been the fac­tors of this suc­cess? Since 1997, Cen­tum has been ex­port­ing its prod­ucts and to­day we ship to more than 17 coun­tries. We have al­ways been a com­pany with its out­look as a global player and to­wards this we have sales of­fices in USA and Europe which are led by lo­cal na­tion­als. The de­mand and sup­ply of elec­tronic prod­ucts is driven by the world mar­kets and hence our fo­cus con­tin­ues to be a ma­jor ex­porter. Given that cus­tomiza­tion has been your forte, tell us about your R&D set up in In­dia. We are a de­sign, en­gi­neer­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany with fo­cus on BTS

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