My Journey towardsEntrepreneurship …… Challenges & Opportunities faced Kunwer Sachdev Founder & Managing Director Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd. (January 28, 2011)
This is how I started…. • Started my career in a Communications Company. • With my middle class background, had no Finances / Contacts / Technical Experience.
Set up Cable TV Business with a meagersum of Rs. 10,000/- .
• Initial problems faced in installation were learning opportunities which made me interested into R&D. Got into the technical aspect of my product and within one year and earned a reputation.• Finance was a problem but never an obstacle.• Bought Spectrum Analyzer rather than buying my own house.
• Frustration for troublesome inverter at home paved way for a new opportunity. Opened it to find a technically fallacious product.• Hired Engineers from relevant areas. Started off by making India’s first MOSFET based and then Microcontroller based Inverters.
Challenges of Shaping-up of Inverter Market• No Reliable product available..people used to prefer Generator over invertor• No Technology or product available to copy.• No Trained people• No Distribution or servicing network
• Challenges andNo Brand OppurtunitiesNo Manufacturingfacility.No TestingInstrumentsNo Money toadvertiseNo big Team
The Place from Where I started my journey..... Su-Kam’s First Office
FIRST COMPANY TO OPEN EXCLUSIVE SHOWROOMS IN MALLS
PRODUCT PATENTS65 Patents, In India and US & Don’t hold the counting2 patents are being applied every month
Highest Technology Patents filed in inverter technology• More than 50 design patents granted.• More than 40 technology patents filed in India US and African countries.
Certifications• CE Certificate - To export in EU Countries• UL Certificate - To export in US and Canada• ISO 9001:2001- For quality management Systems• ISO 14001:2004 - For environmental management systems
Accolades• National Award for Quality Product, Govt. of Indiia• Sectoral Award – Exports (Consumer Electronics), Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India• Business Superbrand 2008• Marico Innovation Award, Marico Foundation• Consumer Superbrand 2009• Powerbrand India – 2009 - 2010• Amity HR Growth Award 2008 and 2009
INVENTED NEW TECHNOLOGIES Made Mosfet based Inverter Developed inverter with Sinewave technology Tried, tested and developed inverters as per the environmental conditions whether India or the countries we export to.
FOCUS ON CHANGING TECHNOLOGY•We KeptChanging thetechnology.•China wasnot able toenter India
PRODUCT RANGE Batteries SoftwareInverters Conditioners UPS Systems Solar Products Chargers
Powered by Innovation India’s First High Capacity Inverter• 5 KVA & Above• Inverter that can run AC’s, Refrigerators etc.
Powered by Innovation• Second Company in the world to have manufactured 100 KVA inverter. Again first of its kind in India.
International Exhibitions• Africa Power, Africa• Communic Asia, Singapore• Intersolar, Germany• China Exposition, Ghanzhou• Solar Power Intl., USA• GITEX, Dubai• Electrix 2008, Egypt• Kenya Home Expo, Kenya• Promote 2008, Cameroon
International Exhibitions• Futurex & Equip, South Africa• 40s Algier’s Fair, Algeria• Jitcom, Yemen• Leader Expo, Greece• Info Connect, Kuwait• MEE 2008, dubai• Power Gen, Bahrain• Power Trends, Phillippines• ICT Infotrade, Nepal• Infotech Can, Nepal
Biggest Exporter from the country in our Industry