Belimo Actuators India: delivering quality products with an environment-friendly approach
Belimo is a Swiss company founded in Hinwil, Switzerland in 1975 with a handful of employees, now they are 1500 + strong in numbers and have an official presence in all the continents in over 80 countries. Belimo is the global market leader in the development, production, and marketing of actuator solutions for controlling heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). Actuators, control valves, and sensors make up the company's core business. The operations in India initiated when Belimo Actuators India Pvt. Ltd. (BAIPL) came into existence in January 2006. Currently, Sunit V Tanavade GM South West Asia is the in charge of BAIPL's business operations in SAARC nations. The firm now manages offices in all the major metros. The firm started their state-of-the-art Customising center at Kandivali, Mumbai which helps them in meeting the varied needs of their clients. The organization's journey in India commenced with a very strong footing on air-side products, and now they are the leading brand for waterside products. The firm is quite well-known for its quality, reliability, quick delivery and the support that the firm provides to their clients.
To know more about the firm's operations in India, our editorial team spoke extensively to Mr. Sunit V Tanavade. Here are the edited excerpts…
Area of Expertise
The Services and solutions provided by Belimo
For over 40 years, Belimo successfully focuses on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning markets providing quality solutions that will increase energy efficiency; reduce installation cost with the fastest delivery times in the industry. Our innovative products have always been designed to help achieve objectives better, faster and more economically. Investing in new technology is key to our success, and Belimo will continue to offer products to help businesses succeed. Belimo products continue to the efficient fulfillment of basic needs, primarily comfort and security in indoor spaces. We see innovation as one of the most important factors for long-term success and technological leadership. Research and development work closely with customers to find innovative approaches and to verify ideas with potential for success. BELIMO has always stood for its quality that is what our products are known for, once our product is installed it gives our customers the peace of mind. That is the reason why most of the OEM's prefer our products. We have a strong focus on R&D which is based at Hinwil in Switzerland it is our Innovation which has today made us the technology trendsetters in the HVAC industry. Today most of the damper manufacturers offer our spring return, non-spring return actuators, for the stringent UL555S we have the fire and smoke solutions. Today most of the Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes are fitted with our VAV controls. Contractors prefer to use our characterized control valve (CCV) on account of the price benefit, globe valves, motorized butterfly valves, Electronic pressure Independent Valves (EPIV) & Energy Valve (EV), Fan Coil Unit (FCU) valves and thermostats are all used as per their requirements.
We differentiate ourselves from our competitors through the higher customer benefits of our products and services. Added values for our customers are the measure of our success. Being a responsible corporate we care for the environment; every product developed at BELIMO is viewed from the energy efficiency angle.
Proximity to customers – Our focus is on our customer's success. We are committed to customer-oriented thinking and acting, expert advice, availability of products, reliable order processing and accommodating behavior. We work as a team.
The business problem Belimo hopes to solve with its solutions
Our aim is to become a trusted partner across the globe for our clients and offer them the added value they expect. Research and market-oriented innovation, as well as rapid and customized execution, are the keys. Commitment, credibility, and reliability characterize our behavior. Belimo delivers more than just products. We support our customers with innovative, efficient and energy-optimizing solutions and bring success to both our customers and ourselves. We are close to our customers throughout the world, we speak their language, and we understand them. Everything we do gives them the reassurance that they have chosen the very best.
Belimo has set standards in the field of HVAC actuator and valve technology since 1975 with its consistent orientation to market requirements and pioneering innovations. We gave the world its 1st direct coupled actuator, the 1st Electronic Pressure Independent Valve, the 1st Energy Valve. As innovators recognition has always followed us worldwide. To name the India specific recognition at the ACREX 2015 & 2018 we received the Award of Excellence in Innovation category for the Energy Valve and the VAV ZoneEase respectively.
The Revenue and Clientele
We cater to OEM's, Contractors, Control Companies, Resellers & End Users for their requirement of actuators, control valves and sensors. We have a customer base of over 1000. The key players in these areas are our customers we really value the business that we receive from them.
CESIM is a companywide methodology approach to improving and developing products and solutions to meet and exceed customer expectations. CESIM ensures Comfort, Energy –saving, Safety, and security for people and their property and provides easy Installation and commission with reduced Maintenance offering optimum system performance.
Internet of Things – The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming our world. With intelligent cloud connectivity, you can now more easily optimize service and maintain your buildings. Being a market leader is an obligation and a source of motivation.
The Future Plans
The HVAC market in India is set to grow which is mainly driven by rapid infrastructure development. The growing population combined with government initiatives to promote the "Make in India "concept has heightened manufacturing activities and infrastructure development in the country. The government's policies have kick-started a lot of opportunities with the focus on health care, educational institutes, the boom in the manufacturing domain, development of the rapid transport system, IT & ITES, Hotels, and Commercial spaces are all areas where we see growth. We look forward to moving into our new facility with a bigger Customization center. It contains the capacity to handle our business needs for the next 8-10 years. We are closely monitoring the needs of our customers, and if there is a need for us to stay close to them, then we will take it as a stepping stone.