Gandhi Automatons Pvt Ltd´s participation in international exhibitions-like R + T at Stuttgart, Germany; Big 5 at Dubai-has amply cleared its intentions to go international in a big way.
How was your experience at R+T?
I have visited R+T many times in the last 20 year. This was the first time we took part as an exhibitor. R+T is the undisputed number 1 trade fair - the leading world trade fair for roller shutters, doors/gates and sun protection systems. Gandhi Automatons Pvt Ltd was the only company representing India in this gigantic trade fair. We took immense pride in seeing our tri color flag hoisted, among flags of all other countries.
What are your learning´s from R+T Stuttgart?
We had an opportunity to see trends which are influencing international markets and technical advances, manufacturers, and craftsmen. We are happy to say that our products meet international standards. More than 800 exhibitors of the roller shutters, doors / gates and sun protection industry, including key global players, were present with impressive trade fair stands and spectacular product innovations.
How was over all response from R+T?
Industry veterans from diverse background visited our stall and we had an opportunity to exchange ideas.
We are glad that they were impressed with the kind of product portfolio we have and they were in awe of our technical expertise. Many have also expressed their desire to partner with us. In the next few weeks we will be scrutinizing proposals from different companies and we will be meeting lot of them again to discuss the possibility of export in respective countries.
What are your future plans?
With increased globalization and countries opening up for business we see a great opportunity in neighboring countries. For instance in Myanmar, in the last few year, foreign investments has increased from $300 million in 2009 to $5 billion in 2014. The Myanmar government has relaxed import restrictions and abolished export taxes. Such policies boost our confidence and we will venture in such countries. We are currently targeting export markets such as Gulf and European countries. In the coming year we will be aiming neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and few African countries. By 2018 we are targeting 50 per cent revenue from export.