Growth in Manufacturing Sector Boosting Seal Market

“The seal market is very competitive especially in Asia, because many European and Chinese products are available at competitive prices and off the shelf……. The future scenario is very bright as the manufacturing sector is growing at double digit figures”, commented Dilprit Sabharwal, MD, Spareage Seals Ltd.
Established in 1959, Spareage Seals has become India’s leading seal manufacturer today. Please brief us about the journey of Spareage Seals.
Today Spareage stands as a market leader in India for Seal manufacturing and also looking forward to be a global leader with a total workforce of more 650 employees and a consistent growth of 30% annually. Almost 60% of the manufacturing is exported to the quality conscious markets of Europe, U.S.A and Canada.
What kind of products your company is providing and how wide is your distribution network?
Spareage manufactures Pneumatic & Hydraulic seals, Rotary Shaft seals, O-Rings in many different sizes, profiles and materials. It manufactures customized seals up to 3000 mm in diameter. All the processes are in-house giving Spareage the control and maintain product quality at all stages. 
We have a very strong dealer and distributor network, with six regional offices catering to the needs of more than 6400 clients across India. While we have a strong market share in Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. The efforts are on to ensure that we increase our share in other states as well.
On International grounds we have our presence in USA, Belgium, Germany, Italy and South Africa.
Which are the segments your products are catering for?
Spareage Seals products cater to a huge list of Industries such as Aluminum, Automobile Ancillary, Bearings, Cement Plant, Chemical & fertilizers, Construction, Consumer products, Dealers, Earth Moving equipments, Electrical & Electronics, Engineering & Fabrication, Export Segments, Forging, Gear & Gear Boxes, Glass, Govt. Railways, Hydraulic Cylinders, Information Technology, Injection Moulding, Marine, Material Handling, Mining, Motors, Oil & Petrochemicals, Packaging Industry, Paper Mills, Pharmacy, Pipes, Pneumatic Cylinders, Power Plant & Equipment, Press Industry, Pumps, Rubber, Seal industry, Steel Mills, Sugar Industry, Textile Industry, Traders, Tyre Industry, Valves, Wind mills, etc,.
How unique is your entire range of products compared to others available in the market?
Spareage is having a wide range of products which goes into almost all the industrial segments. It is according to IS, DIN, ASTM, JIS standards equivalent to all international brands. Not only do we manufacture seals according to various standards, we also ensure quality at every stage – right from raw material procurement to final product testing and packaging. 
What is your pricing strategy?
Spareage delivers quality and reliable products to its customers and we believe in supporting our clients with the right price. Considering the quality, reliability, performance and after sales service; the prices of our seals are economical. Also with 30,000 standard sizes available in stock, more than lakh moulds available and having a capacity for machining seals; Spareage products becomes much economical compare to competitors.
What new techniques your company is using to design and mould these complete Seals solutions?
With a team of field engineer’s we understand the application at customers end and give appropriate solutions from our wide range or create customised optimistic solutions without major modification to its existing setup. Supply seals, witness the fitment and monitor its working hence Spareage is involved in every stage of development with customers. With new state-of-art laboratory, R&D centre and latest product performance testing facility to test and designing the seals.
Do you have any plan to introduce new products in the market?
At Spareage we are always on the forefront of cutting edge technology and innovation. With the growth in the manufacturing sector we are designing and introducing new products regularly. The products offer new profiles, M.O.C and applications.
New design v-rings and rotary shaft seals are introduced for steel mills. In addition to seals, we have introduced for the first time in India, a special tool kit for installation and removal of seals.   Spare – o- Lube, a special lubricant for seals was launched some time back. This special lubricant is compatible with all seal materials, thus reducing seal failures. Spareage is launching exclusive product range for Oil & Gas segment, Food & Pharma, Pumps & Motors etc., shortly.
In addition, Spareage has entered in to the V-Belt segment by acquiring Nirlon V-Belts. Since its takeover a year and half ago, the Nirlon Spareage V-Belts have gained good market shares in the markets launched. 
How competitive is the market today for your business segment?
The seal market is very competitive especially in Asia, because many European and Chinese products are available at competitive prices and off the shelf. This keeps us on our toes and ensures we are a step ahead of the competition by improving our production efficiencies and adding new products and market segments. The future scenario is very bright as the manufacturing sector is growing at double digit figures.

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