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Varroc Q1 Press Release

Aurangabad, September 05, 2018: Varroc Engineering Ltd. (Varroc), a global tier-I auto component group, today announced its results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2018 (Q1 FY19).

Interview with Mr. Tarang Jain

Automotive parts giant Varroc Group surpassed US$1.5 billion in sales last year, but Managing Director Tarang Jain refuses to rest on his laurels. For him, the journey is only just beginning.

New Year, New Hopes

“2016 was a turning point for the Indian automotive industry as we saw signs of a sustainable revival in demand for the first time in 5 years.” says Tarang Jain, Managing Director, Varroc Group.

Interview with Mr. Ashwani Maheshwari

Ashwani Maheshwari, President— Forging Business, Varroc, in this interaction with Maria Jerin, discusses the challenges to be addressed and the opportunities to be leveraged in the Indian forging industry.

Mr.Ashwini Maheshwari – Creating value propostions

Efficient Manufacturing -December 16

Mr.Tarang Jain – New Year New Hopes

The Machinist- December 2016

Mr. Tarang Jain – Excerpts from an interview with The CEO Magazine

Automotive parts giant Varroc Group surpassed US$1.5 billion in sales last year, but Managing Director Tarang Jain refuses to rest on his laurels. For him, the journey is only just beginning.

Varroc Polymers targets Rs 1,600 crore turnover in FY 2017

Autocar Professional-27 November 2016

Varroc wins ‘India Automotive Lighting Technology Innovation Leadership Award’

Autocar Professional- 12 October 2016

Interview with Mr. Tarang Jain

Visions & Aspirations of the Top management representatives in the Automotive Industry

Ace Leaders of the Auto Component Industry

The Machinist – August 2016

Varroc looks to optimise costs for LED technology

The Rs 8,500 crore Tier-I supplier of automotive lighting solutions Varroc Group, which is headquartered in Aurangabad, aims to further drive penetration of LED lighting technologies in the global vehicle population.

Varroc looks to optimise costs for LED technology

Autocar Professional – 13 June 2016

Multi-LEDS, lasers hold promise of brighter headlights

USA Today – 30 May 2016

Varroc Lighting takes on technology path for its success

Auto Components Asia – 27 April 2016

Varroc wins ‘Environmental Youth of the Year 2016’ award

ET auto – 27 April 2016

Make In India Interaction with Tarang Jain

Auto components India – 4 April 2016

Suppliers bullish on demand for 2-wheeler security systems in India

AutoCar Professional – 15 March 2016

Product, Technology Development Key to Future Success

Auto Tech Review – 16 March 2016

Interview with Dr Ravi Damodaran

Motown India – 18 February 2016

Varroc Lighting Systems ambitious plan for durable LED headlights

MotorIndia – Auto Expo Components, February 2016

Understanding the nuances of different lighting systems: Varroc Lighting Systems

MotorIndia – Auto Expo Components, February 2016

Varroc can make an LED lamp cheaper than a Xenon.

AutoCar Professional – 9 January 2016

2W biz drives Varroc electronics, electricals

AutoCar Professional – 15 October 2015

Interview with Tarang Jain – Motown India

Varroc Group – Smart initiatives, Giant steps

Interview with Dr. Ravi Damodaran

Motown India – 01 September 2015

Interview with Dr. Ravi Damodaran

Dr. Ravi Damodaran, President – Technology & Strategy joined Varroc Group in 2012 and since then has been successfully spearheading the Group’s foray into next generation technology.

The Machinist – August 2015 Issue

AutoCar Professional – 01 August 2015

AutoTech Review – March 2015

AutoTech – 01 March 2015

Smart initiatives, Giant steps

Motown India – February 2015 Issue

Varroc announces Technical Collaboration with UK based Scorpion Automotive Pvt. Ltd.

Introduces first of its kind vehicle security systems for the Indian automobile industry especially the Two Wheeler segment – 21 January 2015

Pune, January 20, 2015: Varroc Engineering Pvt. Ltd., the flagship company of Varroc Group, India’s leading auto component manufacturer, today announced a technical collaboration with Scorpion Automotive Pvt. Ltd, UK’s trusted brand in vehicle securities, to provide security based products and marketing solutions to the automotive industry, especially the two-wheeler segment in India.

Dr. Ravi Damodaran, President, Technology & Strategy, Varroc Group, signed an MOU on the technical collaboration with Mark Downing, MD Scorpion Automotive Pvt. Ltd. in the presence of Mr. Kumar Iyer, British Deputy High Commissioner, Western India &Director General, India, for UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).Mr. Ravinder Sharma, Vice President, Varroc Engineering Pvt. Ltd.was also present on the occasion.

Varroc Engineering Pvt. Ltd, India and Scorpion Auto, UK have signed a technology license agreement to exclusively design, manufacture and sell to 2W and 4W OEMs in India. The collaboration also provides the exclusive rights to Varroc Engineering to manufacture the licensed security products for their global markets. The collaboration will not only help Scorpion Automotive Pvt Ltd to expand its portfolio but will also introduce innovative products for the Two Wheeler sector in the Indian Automotive Industry.

This collaboration was assisted by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), which worked with Scorpion Automotive UK for three years, including advising on strategy for market entry into India, and assisting with identifying a suitable partner.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ravi Damodaran, President, Technology & Strategy Varroc Group said: “Varroc Group is glad to join hands with Scorpion Automotive Pvt Ltd with a view to introduce innovative products for two-wheeler segment in the Indian market. We have strong relationship with OEMs in India and this partnership will help us enhance our already diverse product portfolio for them. The need for security systems has not been appropriately addressed in this market for a long time; and Varroc together with Scorpion Automotive intends to address this gap with these pioneering products, which will further strengthen our market share. Scorpion Automotive’s technologically advanced products would complement Varroc’s best cost manufacturing, enabling us to offer robust designs and high quality to our customers. I am confident that this partnership will bring tremendous value to all customers.”

Varroc and Scorpion Automotive will introduce the first of its kind products like Alarms, Immobilisers, Heated Grips, Throttle Locks, Smart Chargers and Vehicle tracking devices in the Indian Automotive market. Varroc Group is the pioneer of these security auto products in the Indian market.

Mark Downing, Managing Director, Scorpion Automotive Pvt Ltd said; “This is a very exciting time for Scorpion Automotive with several new products coming to the market, we see our strategic partnership with Varroc as a very good fit for us as we look to grow the sales of our products worldwide. Varroc is technically and operationally well equipped to manufacture the products licensed through Scorpion Auto. The company has a very strong hold in the Auto market and we are pleased to be working with them as partners. The collaboration will be mutually beneficial and will contribute the overall growth of the Auto sector.”

These products are applicable to all two-wheeler segments, and specially designed to be robust to our market conditions and offer a viable alternative to the low value products being available in the grey market. Varroc Group and Scorpion Automotive Pvt Ltd foresee a strong market share in the auto sector by signing up with major players like Hero, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Harley Davidson &Bajaj Auto Ltd.

Mr. Kumar Iyer, British Deputy High Commissioner, Director General, United Kingdom Trade & Investment (UKTI) said: “I am delighted that UKTI has been so closely involved in this partnership between Scorpion Automotive and Varroc, both leaders in their fields in UK and India. Today’s signing exemplifies the work that UKTI seeks to do in India – identifying and assisting business collaborations between our two countries. Prime Ministers David Cameron and Narendra Modi recently supported the launch of our GREAT Collaborations campaign to celebrate tie-ups between the UK and India. In Prime Minister Modi’s words, the UK and India are an “unbeatable combination”. Varroc and Scorpion are a great example of such a GREAT collaboration”.

About Varroc Group:

Varroc Group is today one of the most diversified suppliers in the Indian auto component industry with capabilities of Full-Service Supplier in Plastic Moulded Modules, Machined Forgings & Auto Electrical commodities. The Group provides customers with unparalleled manufacturing reach and ability coupled with solution-based, innovative approach built on stringent best practices with a commitment to the success of customers in the global marketplace.

Varroc’s modern and innovative manufacturing capabilities ensure quality and cost-efficient production and make an important contribution in the overall performance of the product.

About Scorpion Automotive Pvt Ltd:

Scorpion Automotive a trusted brand established in vehicle security since 1973 and has won many awards, with the headquarters in the UK, Scorpion has now established its subsidiary office in Pune India. Scorpion’s UK in-house team design hardware and software in accordance with TS16949 standards, allowing rapid concept to prototype development. Small or large volume manufacture is carried out in our modern state of the art SMT manufacturing facility, complete with automatic optical inspection and in circuit testing.

About UKTI:
UKTI is the UK government arm, which helps UK companies trade internationally and attracts best quality investment into the UK

For Further contact:
Mona Pandit: 9860082449, mona.pandit@ketchumsampark.com
Tanmaya Vyas: 9922112269, tanmaya.vyas@ketchumsampark.com

AutoCar Professional – January 2015 Issue

AutoCar Professional – 15 January 2015

Motown India – 2014

Motown – December 2014 CV Special Issue

Motown – 01 December 2014

“Energy reduction is a priority” – Dr. Ravi Damodaran

Dr Ravi Damodaran, President – Technology & Strategy, Varroc Group of Companies, believes that
to stay competitive, a company needs to achieve a certain scale for introducing better technologies.

Forbes India CEO Dialogues – Mr. Tarang Jain featured in Forbes India

Forbes India Magazine – 15 October 2014

Varroc ramps up in expectation of market revival

Commercial Vehicle – 01 October 2014

Efficient Manufacturing – October 2014 Issue

Efficient Manufacturing – 01 October 2014

Varroc Group featured for Automotive Lighting

AutoCar Professional – 24 September 2014

Automotive Product Finder – Special Edition

Automotive Product Finder – 01 September 2014

Varroc to set up new plant in Chennai to boost polymer business

AutoCar Professional – 30 July 2014

Varroc’s aftermarket biz eyes Rs 1,000 crore turnover by 2020

AutoCar Professional – 01 November 2013

Tarang Jain: Taking Risks to De-Risk Varroc

Forbes India – 29 October 2013

Mr. Tarang Jain awarded the Next Entrepreneur of the year

Forbes India – 19 October 2013

Varroc Group- Building Capabilities to tap future Growth

Autotech Review – 11 October 2013

Automotive Lighting Special – Varroc aims for world No. 3 spot by 2020

AutoCar Professional – 01 September 2013

Varroc eyes wholesome growth in all verticals

AutoCar Professional – 01 July 2013

Varroc Electricals takes digital route for Lightweighting

AutoCar Professional – 16 May 2013

Varroc Group concludes the acquisition of Visteon TYC Corporation in China

Aurangabad, February 28, 2013: Varroc Group today announced their acquisition of the Visteon equity interest in its China-based lighting Joint venture, Visteon TYC Auto Lamps Co., Ltd. TYC Brothers Ltd of Taiwan will remain the 50% partner in the new entity, named Varroc TYC Auto Lamps Co., Ltd.

Mr. Tarang Jain, Managing Director, Varroc Group speaking about the new venture said, “I am pleased with the acquisition completion. The transaction completes an important step in our strategic plan to focus on our core businesses and expand our footprint into China, the world’s largest automotive market.”

Varroc Group’s China entity will be part of Varroc Lighting Systems which was recently formed after Varroc Group’s acquisition of Visteon’s global automotive lighting business. This purchase price for an equity stake of VTYC, on a cash and debt-free basis, was approx. US$20 million. The deal includes manufacturing and engineering facilities in Changzhou and Chongqing.

The sales revenue in 2012 for the China operations were USD $130 million, encompassing a wide range of exterior lighting products supplied to global vehicle manufacturers, including front and rear lighting systems. In total, about 1450 manufacturing, engineering and administrative employees are part of China operations.

About Varroc
Varroc Lighting Systems, registered in the Netherlands, headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, USA, is a wholly-owned entity within the Varroc Group. Varroc Lighting Systems is a global leader in automotive exterior lighting products. Varroc Group is based in Aurangabad, India, and is comprised of polymer, electrical and electronics, and metallic divisions providing full design, development and manufacturing. Varroc Group has approximately 9,500 employees with over 30 manufacturing plants in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

About TYC Brothers Ltd.
TYC offers the widest selection of automotive lighting available from a single source as well as other automotive collision parts traded by TYC. In addition to the ISO14001, ISO 19001 and ISO/TS16949 quality certification, TYC also has Ford Q1 preferred quality status and has been approved as a full participant of CAPA parts certification program for North America since July 2006. TYC lighting products are designed in house by a team of Research and Development engineers engaged that embraces, among other areas of research; optics, design, tooling, regulatory standards, quality validation and assurance.

Varroc Lighting Systems

Varroc Engineering (P) Ltd., an emerging global automotive components company is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of the global Lighting business of Visteon Corporation; a U.S. based global auto components major. The new business will be called Varroc Lighting Systems and will continue to be led by Jeff Stevenson, located in Van Buren, Michigan, U.S.A. Jeff will report to the newly constituted board of Varroc Lighting Systems.

Varroc Lighting Systems (VLS) will comprise of the manufacturing operations in Apodaca, Mexico, Novy Jicin and Rychvald, Czech Republic, and in Pune, India, besides the engineering centres and associated units in Europe, U.S.A. and India. All of the approximately 4200 employees including 400 engineers from the lighting business will join the Varroc Group. Varroc continues to work aggressively to secure Visteon’s fifty percent share in their China JV with Taiwanese partner, TYC, which will be part of a separate deal.

Varroc will make a seamless transition to Varroc Lighting Systems, ensuring minimum disturbances to all our partners and uninterrupted supply to our customers. We have ensured that the same management team that led the erstwhile Visteon Lighting System, is in place to steer Varroc Lighting Systems on a clear path of growth, profitability and stability for the global lighting business.

Varroc has put aggressive plans for growth in all the major automotive regions of the world as all of our manufacturing footprints and major engineering centres are in low cost countries. The European operations continue to perform well in spite of a difficult economic situation in the region. Along with expanding in global emerging markets, Varroc will also devote attention to the growing North American and India markets, where we are favourably positioned with well established lean manufacturing capabilities and capacities out of Apodaca, Mexico and Pune, India respectively.

These teams are solidly backed up by world-class engineering centres based in the Czech Republic and Germany, close to the customers to support their growth needs.

With this acquisition, Varroc will combine the benefits of management teams capable of driving growth globally as well as maintaining lean and agile manufacturing and engineering factories. We believe that the sincerity with which we understand customer needs and the speed with which we respond will be the value proposition to our customers in advanced markets, while to our customers in the growing markets it would be our world class technology offerings from a low cost manufacturing footprint.

INTERVIEW: Tarang Jain, Managing Director, Varroc Group

Automotive Product Finder – 01 December 2012

Varroc eyes more acquisition for tech

AutoCar Professional – 29 November 2012

Indore Plant Inauguration

Varroc Group, an emerging global auto components manufacturer, opened its 8th Polymer plant in India at Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, in Central India. The plant was inaugurated by the chief guest, Mr. Vinod Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles in the presence of Tarang Jain, Managing Director, Varroc Group, Mr. N. Ramanathan, President, Varroc Polymers and other top management officials of Varroc Polymers.

Varroc plants received “Manufacturing Excellence Certification” by Economic times in collaboration with Frost & Sullivan

This award program recognizes excellence in manufacturing practices that lead to higher levels of customer satisfaction and return on total assets. With a mission “to recognize the Indian manufacturing capability and assess its global competitiveness,” Indian Manufacturing Excellence Awards (IMEA) has a robust, highly acclaimed and constantly updated assessment process in place derived from the best global manufacturing practices.

Being the only one of its kind in India, IMEA has, over the years, increasingly received the reputation of being an independent, unbiased and credible evaluation of supply chain efficiencies with respect to their leanness and flexibility.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan, the assessors for The Economic Times, conduct the country’s largest on-site audit of manufacturing practices and present the India Manufacturing Excellence Award to recognize and applaud efforts of manufacturing companies toward achieving excellent-to-world-class manufacturing status.

Over 100 companies participated in this evaluation process, and we are among the few who have been awarded this honour. Varroc facilities had been subject to an extensive audit by external assessors from Frost & Sullivan. Over three days assessors evaluated and identified best practices at 4 of Varroc facilities in Pune, Aurangabad and Pantnagar.

This award is recognition and acknowledgement of Varroc’s high standards in terms of its manufacturing practices, quality, regulatory approvals and significant investment on its state-of-the-art R&D centre, well equipped manufacturing facilities and the infrastructure. It is an endorsement for its consistent endeavour in building and making world class manufacturing facilities. “As we strive to serve our customers on a global scale, the responsiveness, commitment, and passion for excellence demonstrated by the plant’s team continue to produce positive results” corroborate by Mr. Tarang Jain, MD Varroc group.

Varroc’s New Plant to target CV Segment

AutoCar Professional – 01 February 2012

Italian connection to support Varroc expansion

Auto Monitor – 01 February 2012

Auto parts maker Varroc buys 80% in Italian headlight firm

Ketan Thakkar The Economic Times Mumbai: Indian auto component maker Varroc Group has acquired 80% stake in Europe’s largest two-wheeler headlights and tail lights maker Tri.O.M SPA for an undisclosed amount, said two people familiar with the development.

When contacted by ET, Varroc MD Tarang Jain confirmed the acquisition. However, he refused to disclose the ticket size of the deal, as the transaction is still subject to regulatory approvals in Italy.

“This acquisition helps us in two ways; it strengthens our technology and widens our product portfolio. It also allows a bigger global reach,” said Jain.

“Tri.O.M’s plan to set up a plant in Vietnam will give us a big gateway to reach out to the fast-growing Southeast Asian markets, which is our big focus going ahead,” he added.

Varroc Group’s top management, including CFO Mr. B. Padmanabhan, corporate legal head Mr. Sanjay Sachdev and Varroc Electrical President Mr. Vineet Sahni, are currently in Italy to finalise the deal.

Italy-based TriOM is a supplier to leading global automobile companies, including Piaggio, Honda, Yamaha and Ducati, with nearly 55% market share in Europe. It has two plants – one in Turin in Italy and other in Romania. The company is setting up a plant in Vietnam to cater to the fast-growing two-wheeler market in the Asian region.

Varroc Group, which has Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Volkswagen and Bajaj Auto among its clientele, had appointed Ernst & Young for the acquisition.

The entire transaction took two months to complete. Through this acquisition, the Rs 3,000-crore Varroc Group will be able to penetrate switches, instrument clusters and electronic parts segments for two-wheelers in Europe and Southeast Asia.

“The acquisition will add approximately 20 million to Varroc’s top line. It’s a strategic acquisition from Varroc Electrical’s global expansion perspective,” said Mr. Vineet Sahni, President, Varroc Electrical.

Varroc Group has been growing at a CAGR of 20% in the last 4-5 years. The Group is aiming for a turnover of Rs 5,000 crore by 2013-14, a growth of more than 60%, with joint ventures and acquisitions as major drivers.

The company said Tri.O.M is a profit-making company, but there are other attractive buys it may look at in Europe. The group has already set aside $100 million for acquisition over the next one year.

“We are in talks with some European players in the area of forgings and machining and we are looking at an acquisition in electrical and electronic space which offers us a strong technology,” Jain said.

Experts said with Europe going through one of its worst crisis, there are ample acquisition opportunities, but at the same time, it will be a challenge for buyers to draw their business plans.

“It is a good opportunity for healthy auto component companies to look for acquisitions in Europe, especially for technology. But they need to have a plan in place to keep the business profitable and sustainable over a period a time. The key may lie in expanding geographies and integrating operations with India to keep the cost low,” said Abdul Majeed, partner, automotive practice, Price Waterhouse.

Varroc bets on LED Technology

AutoCar Professional – 01 July 2011

Varroc PULSE wins “In-House Communication Award”

Varroc Excellence – 01 June 2011

Varroc Group plans expansion, de-risk business

Auto Monitor – 16-31 May 2011

Varroc Group momentum is on Rs 4,000 crores sales mark in 2013-14

AutoCar Professional- 01 May 2011

Varroc Business Partner Meet at Aamby Valley City

Varroc Business Partner Meet was held on 4th & 5th Feb 2011 at Aamby Valley City. The Meet was divided in two days, the first day comprising of the Gala function and Business Conference on the second day. Entertainment in the form of Rock Show, Laser Show and the Fire Act was arranged in the gala function. Main attraction of the evening was the Varroc Story depicting the exponential growth of Varroc by Lasers in the most captivating way.

The China Challenge

AutoCar Professional – 01 Feb 2011

Varroc entering into 6 Cylinder Crank Shaft Business

The Varroc Group forays into another niche product-folio in their kitty. This time the Group is adding 6 Cylinder Crank Shaft suitable for Heavy Commercial Vehicle. The groundbreaking ceremony of this significant project was graced by first generation entrepreneur Mr. Tarang Jain; the Managing Director, Varroc Group. This new plant is located in Waluj, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Varroc Success Script

Icons of Aurangabad – 01 October 2010

Plastic Omnium Varroc Inaugurated the State of Art Facility in Chakan, Pune

Mr. Laurent Burelle, Chairman, Plastic Omnium Group, Mr. Tarang Jain, MD, Varroc Group, Mr. Marc Szulewicz, President Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior along with Customer dignitaries inaugurated the manufacturing facility of Plastic Omnium Varroc Pvt. Ltd. at Chakan, Pune on 1st September 2010. Plastic Omnium Varroc is a Joint venture of Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior and Varroc Polymers for producing exterior automobile parts in both thermoplastic and thermoset technologies.

Mr. Shashank Manohar, the BCCI president, inaugurated Indoor Cricket Stadium at Varroc Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Pune

Pune got its First Indoor cricket academy when Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Mr. Shashank Manohar inaugurated the facility at PCMCS’ Varroc Vengsarkar indoor cricket Academy at Thergaon, Pune dated 22nd Aug’2010. Hence Varroc Vengsarkar Cricket Academy started the indoor cricket academy to avoid player to stay away from the game for four months.

Varroc nurtured the Chess Talent from regional to International Level

The nine-year-old chirpy girl, Tejaswini Sagar, who has been Sponsored by Varroc Group from Last Two Years, became the youngest Aurangabad among girls to capture the crown in a meet of this magnitude.
She not only became the Youngest State Champion but also bagged some of the Internationals Medals also. Recently in July’2010 she won the Gold Medal in U-10 Girls Asian Youth Chess Championships held at Beijing, China.

The Varroc Group indeed feels proud to have played a humble role in nurturing such a talent who has the potential to be a Grand Master (GM) norm for India.

Light Weight Engineering – An Initiative from Varroc

AutoCar Professional – 01 May 2010

Varroc Group steps on the accelerator

AutoCar Professional – 01 May 2010

Varroc eyes acquisitions in 4-wheeler segment in India

The Financial Express – 01 April 2010

Blood Donation Camp

It is truly said that “Blood for Humans Come Only From Humans” Being a socially responsible organization, Varroc Group joined hands with one of the Local Blood Banks and took an initiative to organize a Blood Donation Camp which was inaugurated by Mr. Tarang Jain- Managing Director, Varroc Group amidst the presence of visiting doctors, donor colleagues and Varroc Delegates at VEPL-II, Aurangabad on 20th March’2010.
Our MD,Mr. Taranag Jain emphasized the importance of blood donation and said that annually, Lacs of people die in India because of want of blood at right time. There are limited awareness and a lot of myths with respect to blood donation among people. People should get aware and understand that a little donation from their side translates into saving of a precious life.

A team of 13 professionals of the Local Blood Bank, from Aurangabad which conducted the program at VEPL-II, Aurangabad Campus. The employees of Varroc and Business Partners from Aurangabad region donated around 157 units of blood in the program. The donors were also checked for Hemoglobin count & Blood Sugar levels. Heavy participation by such number of donors in the event revealed the attainment of said objective and it is encouraging points to the success of the camp. All those who donated blood were awarded Certificates from the Blood Bank. Looking at the pouring success of Camp, we will be organizing such Camps in future also to serve mankind. We thank all the participants for their overwhelming support for such noble cause.

MD’s address to MBA students

Mr. Tarang Jain, managing director. Varroc Group, had an interactive session with MBA students from PIRENS institute on Tuesday the 9th March’10. The topic was “Globalization & its Impact on SME Sector”.
He mentioned in his address, the emerging economy like India can grow equally to other developed countries provided we can create the similar kind of brainpower. The Indian companies are growing the right way, having strong fundamentals & values and eventually will emerge winners with a little more support from the government.

He spoke about the Indian SMEs growth opportunities & also about the threats from China. The Chinese component suppliers have got good support from the Chinese Govt.; wherein as per laid down policies the Global OEMs put up a manufacturing footprint in China has to indigenous components within the stipulated time period. In Indian perspectives, the SMEs don’t have the similar leverage, no major support from Indian Govt. As such the SMEs are facing tough competition from Chinese suppliers. However, he shared the assurance of change in sourcing scenario in near future in India as well. The global OEMs start recognizing the brain power and R&D strength of Indian suppliers & focusing more on indigenous souring efforts. The SMEs in India are gradually developing themselves more on the technical front to improve their value chain.

He mentioned, India is like an elephant – strong, slow & steady up to now but I think it will run now with help from the government. An elephant with all its might & running can beat the Chinese dragon.

He also shared, Varroc success mantra lies in its 8 points priority program which includes Varroc Core Values; Sincerity, Humility, Integrity, Passion & Self Discipline. Varroc is concentrating on enhancing its brainpower than the muscular power.

During Q&A sessions; while students were more curious about their future, he mentioned them to concentrate on their strong points & evaluate what they can give back to the industry. Challenges are ahead but at the same time no dearth of opportunities for the suitable candidate.

In his concluding comments to students; he mentioned, I believe in the strength of my country and its people. I believe that the future belongs to India. Let’s not defend our past, instead attack the future.