Chairman, Sahasra Group of Companies
‘Millennium’, the Sanskrit connotation of ‘Sahasra’ well identifies the existence and market presence of Sahasra Group of Companies. The electronic industry in India was stagnant for some time, but the current situation speaks volumes about its boom! Sahasra Group has been contributing to India’s growth in the electronics industry segment since 2000. The ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 18001:2007, ISO/ TS 16949:2009, ANSI ESD S20.202014, and Sony Green Partner certified group provides end-to-end electronic solutions from design to manufacturing and distribution. “We are amongst the top three players in India in terms of quality. Our key focus since our start has been directed towards maintaining superlative quality in line with international standards. Given our large export base, we have constantly tried to evolve ourselves geographically,” emphasizes the dynamic Mr.Amrit Manwani, Chairman. The founding of Sahasra Group in 2000 is rooted to the establishment of Info Power Technologies Limited in 1990 involving an investment of Rs. 5.5 crore. Amrit Manwani, a graduate from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from FMS, was the brainchild behind the naissance of both the industrial identities. A family owned but professionally run business ! Prior to starting his entrepreneurial venture, Mr. Manwani worked for L&T and GE. Growing at an average rate of 30%, the group generated a turnover of Rs. 250 crore (both domestic and international) last fiscal. This financial year, Mr. Manwani is envisaging the generation of a mind boggling Rs. 280 crore!
• PCB’s • PCB Assemblies • Memory Products • LED Lights “We have a factory at Rwanda, Africa spread over an area of 8800 sqm. At the Rwanda unit, we manufacture all types of LED lights. 3 factories in India including 2 in the SEZ constitute our infrastructural strength. All manufacturing units are equipped with advanced machines and in-house testing labs accoutered with testing instruments and facilities. Most of the machines have been imported from Japan, Germany, USA and few from Taiwan” says the charismatic Mr. Varun Manwani, Director. An Economics Hons graduate from Delhi University, he joined the group in 2001. He looks after the operations of the group. A dedicated R&D unit is the competitive strength of Sahasra Group’s LED Lights Venture. A team of R&D experts research on current and emerging technologies and market trends and accordingly facilitate development of innovative products. The group spends 2% of its domestic turnover annually on R&D activities.
• ISO 9001:2008 • ISO 14001:2004 • ISO 18001:2007 • ISO/TS 16949:2009 • ANSI ESD S20.20-2014 • Sony Green Partner certification.
It is but a fact that clients majorly contribute to the growth and success saga of an organization. Sahasra Group boasts of a big client base pan India and across geographical boundaries. They have won the trust of internationally renowned clients like Philips, Sony, GE, Thyssen Krupp, Michell Instruments, to name a few. “We are the sole manufacturer for Sony in India for memory products,” says Mr. Amrit Manwani, who is also the Senior Vice President of Electronic Industries Association of India (ELCINA). In this role, Mr. Manwani has been bringing all stakeholders together, reviewing their hardships and working towards making India as the electronic hub of the world. The group has offices in each of their export markets. This ensures not only local presence but also delivering products according to local market requirements. At its Rwanda operation, they have employed 37 professionals comprising only 2 Indians and the rest locals.
• 2nd Prize in ELCINA D&B Award for large scale exports 2007-08 • 1st Prize in ELCINA-EFY Award for small/Medium Scale exports 2009-10 • 1st Prize in ELCINA-EFY Award for Medium Scale exports 2012-13 • Winner of Electronics maker industry award, excellence in EMS 2015 • 1st Prize in ELCINA-EFY Award for small/Medium Scale exports 2015-16 • ELCINA EFY Award for admirable SME company with a global outlook 2015-16 • 1st Prize in PHD CHAMBER Award for-outstanding achiever for exports in MSME 2015-16 • 1st Prize in IESA Tech-novation Awards for best electronics manufacturing company 2015-16 “We have acquired a company in USA called Optima Technologies. We have 65% stake in it,” says Mr. Varun Manwani. The group has acquired 15 acres of land in Greater Noida for its parent firm Info Power Technologies Limited which has collaborated with MiTAC from Taiwan. The joint venture will lead to manufacturing of dashcams, high end servers and related products in India. Sahasra Group has an employee strength of 550 dedicated professionals. 95% of the staff has been retained since inception. The group has a low attrition rate owing to the good understanding they have maintained with their staff. Growth and success of the group is proportionate to that of the employees. They grow along with the organization. Working in a congenial environment, the employees are entitled to a plethora of benefits and facilities.
• Multiple certifications for quality and environment safety • 4 manufacturing units – 3 in India and 1 in Rwanda, Africa • 2 upcoming manufacturing units in Bhiwadi (Rajasthan) & Greater Noida (U.P.) • 75% utilization of resources • 95% exports to USA and Europe • 65% of business comes from USA, 30% from Europe, and 5% from Africa • 95% retention of clients and employees • Only technology company in Eastern Africa • One stop solution - manufacturing, distribution, installation and after sales • 100% commitment to customer satisfaction. The magnetic entrepreneur owes the success of the group to a blend of sincerity, team effort and a global perspective. “Believe in your dreams. Dream big and work towards achieving it. Practicality is very important besides degrees,” he says. Mr. Amrit Manwani has been honored with numerous awards for his contribution to the electronics industry. When asked about future plans, the visionary entrepreneur says, “We are looking forward towards expanding into more markets across the globe. We are trying to launch SSD, both internal and external. Our agenda is also to manufacture ‘point of sales’ systems, servers, automotive DVRs, wearables and more products. We are confident of generating a turnover of an implausible Rs. 500 crore in 2020 fiscal.” Sahasra Group is all the more geared up to stamp their mark in the global electronics industry. More power to the group!
Amrit Manwani, Chairman (sitting) and Varun Manwani, Director
Brilliant Team of Sahasra Group