Challenges are Part of Business Cycle

“Challenges are a part of the business cycle and we embrace it with grace. Our team puts a lot of analytical data to play and works in proactive manner to convert the challenges into major business growth opportunities,” says Hitesh C Doshi, Chairman of Waaree Group in an exclusive interview with OEM Update.
Waaree Group is a leading manufacturer providing world class products and services to the field of Instrumentation. Please brief us about your group’s business.
Waaree Group started its business journey with the formation of WAAREE Instruments Ltd, founded in 1989. Since then there has been no looking back and the group has progressively advanced and diverse into other business areas apart from Instrumentation. Waaree Group is youthful and vibrant with balanced combination of Maturity, Innovation & Creativity.
Waaree Group is active today in the business verticals of: Process Control Instrumentation, Severe Service Valves, Solar Power, Oils & Lubricants, Petroleum Equipment Division, and Industrial Retail.
Today, Waaree Group employs more than 1200 people and is active in more than 7 countries globally. We have multi location manufacturing facilities and strategic partners in more than 65 countries of the world.
Can you discuss about Waaree Groups’ contribution to the Indian industry?
Waaree Group is a company of “First’s” in many aspects. However, to share a few, we introduced in India for the first time:
•      All Stainless Steel Industrial Pressure Gauges
•      Gas Filled Temperature Gauges
•      Economic Solutions for Low Cost Pressure, Differential Pressure & Temperature Transmitters
•      We are the first Indian Gauge company to have CE, ATEX, GOST & UL certifications for manufacturing products
•      Partnered with the world leading companies like DWYER Instruments to offer their comprehensive range of products & solutions for the HVAC & Building Automation Sector
•      We are also the very first companies in India who offered the complete automated calibration solutions for the Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus & HART technology field instruments
•      We offered the special humidity & level transmitters for India’s largest CDMA Telecom project
•      Tank Gauging Solutions to the various Petrol Retail Outlets & integrating Instrumentation with high end software & GSM solutions
•      We are the first gauge manufacturing company to have NABL accredited Calibration facilities
•      One of the front runners in manufacturing the SOLAR Panels for offering high quality SOLAR Power Solutions & competitive pricing and budgets.
Along with this few achievements and continuous teamwork of WAAREE group team members we ensure the customer always achieves improvements in their end product quality & lowered operational costs & high efficiency.
Apart from the innovative and latest products, Waaree has been constantly investing to check the application and users to save energy and increase the safety and lower the cost to the end users.
Which are the products and solutions you are offering under HVAC segment?
Over the several years we have served the HVAC & BMS markets in India and have also developed special pressure & temperature gauges for this sector. Waaree also represents world leading companies like Dwyer Instruments, USA & E+E, Austria for making available their latest products available in India for the HVAC segment. Our product range includes:
•      Pressure & Temperature Sensors, Gauges, Switches & Transmitters
•      Controllers & Scanners
•      Level & Flow Instruments
•      Humidity & Dew Point Transmitters
•      Air Velocity Switches & Transmitters
•      Occupancy sensors
•      Gas Leak Detectors for Refrigerant Gases
•      Data loggers & Data Acquisition Solutions
•      Test & Calibration Equipment.
Where do your products stand in terms of innovation and quality?
Our products and services are at the highest levels in quality and front runners in innovation. Over the past several years we have wowed the Indian HVAC customers and contractors with path breaking products. Few examples of the new innovative products we offer today are as follows:
•      Omni-directional Occupancy Sensors
•      Wireless temperature/Humidity Product Accessories
•      Dew Point Transmitters
•      Calibration Software to comply with the CFR 21 part 11 guidelines.
Why should customers buy your products?
Customers should buy our products for:
•      Appropriate pre-sales advise to choose the right instrument for their requirements
•      Genuine products at the competitive prices 
•      Assurance for prompt after sales service support
•      Quick deliveries due to our large warehouse stock
•      Authentic documentations to comply the regulatory bodies requirements
Did you face any challenges in this industry?
Challenges are a part of the business cycle and we embrace it with grace. Our team puts a lot of analytical data to play and works in proactive manner to convert the challenges into major business growth opportunities.
Brief us about your manufacturing facilities in India.
We have Manufacturing facilities at Vapi, Gujarat for manufacturing of Process Control Instruments and a Plant at Sachin, Surat for manufacturing Solar / PV Modules with a yearly production capacity of 30 MW. These are quite sophisticated units using the latest technology available in market. They are probably the most advanced manufacturing facilities in this part of the world. We invite and welcome our customers to see it to believe it.
Can you discuss your overseas business?
Today WAAREE Group has evolved as an organization with global reach and having multi business activities. Waaree has overseas offices in Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Italy, Moscow, Shanghai and Riyadh. The WAAREE group is also a strategic distributor in over 65 countries.
We also have plans for increasing our manufacturing facilities overseas in strategic markets and are on the lookout for acquiring companies who shall add value and synergy to our business growth & dominance.
Any other expansion plans in pipeline?
We are continuously investing in large proportions for enhancing and increasing our production facilities for various product offerings in Instrumentation & Solar Power. We also have plans for establishing state of the art manufacturing facilities for level gauges and severe service valves.
Where do you see your company in next 5 years?
One of the top 5 Global players in our manufacturing products business.

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