- Asit Patel, Managing Director, Ammann Apollo Group
The customer support being the core philosophy with strong customer care team of over 150 engineers and technicians; Ammann Apollo India offers the best comfort to its customers on product life-cycle support. (In picture) Asit Patel, Managing Director, and Sunil Sapru, Head Sales and Marketing from Ammann Apollo Group, discuss their plans in conversation with SHANKAR SRIVASTAVA.
How do you visualise the market for your products?
There are some challenges to be overcome but everybody is moving the right direction. As Ammann Apollo, we are manufacturing products, which meets all the requirements of the industry in different segments. We have promised our stakeholders to be their partners and are making all efforts to put things in place.
What is your take on the growth trajectory?
It all depends on the government, but we are optimistic, because we see that they are building the confidence of the developers, investors and contractors. How does Ammann technology stand out in comparison to other leaders like Marini, Lintec, etc?
Ammann is a global player and its association with Apollo has made us reengineer our products to meet the market requirement and more importantly the project requirement. We have proved ourselves to be a top notch supplier and will be able to sustain our leadership. We plan to bring forth six new production lines to cater to the market demand.
In light of many foreign countries investing in Indian road projects, on the behest of PM Narendra Modi, is there a possibility that they will insist on deployment of equipment from their preferred suppliers?
You cannot undermine the importance of roads in our country. Those countries are suffering and any benefit to them is a plus for them. We are now living in internet global environment and there is no room for making such demands. For example, a Japanese machine may have components sourced from Batinda. In the supply chain, there are no engineering boundaries for equipment. Nowadays in India, it is altogether a new ball game and investors can no longer insist on preferred suppliers as was the case with many Malaysian companies earlier, who all failed miserably.