“Construction boom will hike demand for HVAC equipment”
Calpeda is committed to develop, manufacture and industrialize pumping systems. Baswaraj Patil, Managing Director, Calpeda Pumps says investment in material and human resources makes Calpeda the leader for quality, reliability and efficiency across the world in an interaction with Supriya Oundhakar...
How has been the journey in India so far?
Calpeda India was founded in 2009 initially by a staff of engineers dedicated to research and development. Subsequently, their duties widened towards supporting the production of catalogues. Before our direct entry, we started our operation via agency in 2000. We got good response in the Indian market which leads our steps ahead. Our expansion in 2010 the company hired a marketing and sales manager with the objective of growing Calpeda market and servicing Indian markets. The company offers a wide range of pumps for a large variety of applications like groundwater, solar pumping, domestic pressure booster, swimming pools and spa baths , hydro pneumatic system, HVAC, fire fighting, industrial, water treatment , wastewater and sewage, etc to our clients.
We are focused on flexible and personalized customer service. The market is completely dynamic. We have been selling Calpeda pumps in India since last seven years. We have the quality, so we are different from the others.
What are the products offered by Calpeda catering to HVAC&R segment? How do you envisage the growth keeping in mind rising need for cooling due to global climate change?
We offer the range consisting of close coupled, end suction back pull out centrifugal pumps, vertical inline pumps, horizontal and vertical split case pumps for HVAC. Most commonly this type of pump required for the flow rates that range from 100 l/m to 5500 l/m along with head ranging from 15 metre to 45 metre.
Advance Turbo Machinery Research and Development Centre, in collaboration with leading Italian universities and other international research centres, guarantees that Calpeda products always encompass the latest technological advances, thus saving energy and safeguarding the environment.
International regulations impose energy saving. This can be achieved with motors that consume less energy and with research in hydraulics in order to obtain higher efficiency. On 1st August 2015, the European Directive for energy related products new limits of Regulation 641/2009 with regard to ecodesign requirements of circulating pumps will come into force. These limits impose an energy efficiency index of EEI < 0.23 for all circulating pumps. Calpeda, ahead of the entry date of the new limits set by the directive, introduces a new and wider range of circulating pumps.
How is Indian HVACR pump market shaping?
India is witnessing significant interest from international investors in the infrastructure space. Many companies are keen on collaborating with India on infrastructure, bullet trains, and developing smart cities. The boom in construction industry will also lead to increase in demand of HVAC equipment. Upcoming projects from Central Government in terms of processing food grade items will contribute to growth of the industry in next couple of years.
India is witnessing significant interest from international investors in the infrastructure space. Many companies are keen on collaborating with India on infrastructure, bullet trains, and developing smart cities. The boom in construction industry will also lead to increase in demand of HVAC equipment.
What are the major areas where you are catering to?
In India, Calpeda is catering to OEM and building sectors. We have remarkable presence in OEM markets. Every year our share is increasing gradually by 20-30% per year. This business is boosting due to lower cost and professional skill labourers. This group of customer such as manufacturer of temperature controller, industrial chillers, and other machinery manufacturer will be a growing potential.
How competitive and energy efficient are your products as compared to your competitors? Do you have any expansion plans in India?
Our products are acknowledged for quality. Our clients are well aware of the surplus value in the product that they are buying. When our customer and retailers come to visit Calpeda Production Facility, they are especially impressed by the productive methodology of the company. The investment in material and human resources makes Calpeda the leader for quality, reliability and efficiency across the world.
At Calpeda, we have implemented many energy efficient products. As a part of European community project for reduction in energy consumption, we have already adapted by introducing its own series of high energy saving products. Calpeda meet the EC 640/2009 directive demanding eco- compatible design requirements in electric motors. This regulation is a part of a greater project that the European community has conducted for reducing energy consumption.
Calpeda India is expanding its footprint to other states of India. Our strategy is to focus 100% of our efforts on catering to industry and building sector. It is great to see that Calpeda continues to emphasise on the importance of R&D. We are maintaining our high levels of production quality whilst developing our market orientation strategy. We expect to quickly develop and maintain a leadership position.
What is the USP of your products? Do you have R&D activities in India in order to give better quality of the products?
Our products are acknowledged for quality. We believe in technology, which creates value for both ourselves and for those who choose us. Calpeda has counteracted towards the technological challenge investing 10% of its resources in research and development. Even in a moment of crisis, this division has never been set aside. There cannot be delays as far as research in a time when arriving first is priority. It is for this reason that, in order to protect our achievements, we have purposely structured a patent office in India.
What are your suggestions to potential clients from HVAC&R industry?
We suggest that putting themselves at the service of research and contributing to technological innovation is a characteristic. The innovation consists like of a heating technology that can produce thermal energy by exploiting the cavitation, a phenomenon that usually considers harmful to pumps and plumbing. Among the possible applications are heating for agricultural greenhouses, swimming pools, pasteurizing of alimentary liquids, as well as any industrial application requiring use of heating.
We are looking forward to future opportunities in the clients who are involved in development of smart cities, IT malls, hotels, etc. Particularly in refrigeration space, we are hoping to get clients those are involved in preserving food grade items for supplying within the country & exports like mango pulp, tomato chops, meat, fish etc.
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