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Interface with Mr. Avinash Sawalka managing director Sawalka KEL Pvt. Ltd.

 

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  1. Please brief us about  KEL.

ABOUT US

KEL is our brand of products, which also includes a vast range of Safety wear and products. We are a company with an Indo French Association based from Kolkata. We offer a full range of Safety Products such as Cut, Heat, Chemical-Resistant Gloves, Safety Shoes, Protective wear and Overalls. A large range of our Products respect the European Norms (EN 420, EN388, EN 407, EN374) on safety regulations. 

Our range of Industrial Safety Products focus on CUT and HEAT PROOF INDUSTRIAL protection.

MANUFACTURING & QUALITY

Our ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certified manufacturing facilities are situated in Kolkata, whereas the European office and R&D is situated in Somain, France.We use the latest technologies, with the highest priority for quality assurance at our production units. custom designed and manufactured to suit the needs of the INDUSTRY and applications in the field.

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Our products are customized to ensure protection, safety and comfort to the user..

Our goal is to provide top quality safety products and solutions, accompanied with professional pre – sale and post – sale customer support.

We provide our experience and expertize to Tier 1 companies, enabling our customers to improve safety standards and achieve their "zero accident policy".

 

  1. Please brief us about your product range for different Industries.

Our gloves are particularly geared to applications of the demanding Automotive and engineering field. We are leaders in the European market with our range of products for the industry. In India we have already brought in our competence and deep knowledge of gloves to be used automotive manufacturing operations.

 

Our Major customer are from the Automotive, Steel, Glass and Heavy Engg Manufacturing company, We have a plan to be market leader in Hand Related solution in sectors such Pharma, Chemical, food processing, and power.

OUR CORE PRODUCT ARE –

  • GLOVES – Specially CUT RESISTANT, HEAT RESISTANT, WELDING, CHEMICAL RESISTANT with other Hand related solution.

We have other range introduced in Indian market

  • Protective workwear as per customize solution,
  •  Bump cap, helmet,
  • Eye wear
  • Mask
  • Safety Shoes

 

  1. Please brief us about the quality policy of your business.

We are ISO 9001: 2008 company .

We use the latest technologies, with the highest priority for quality assurance at our production units. custom designed and manufactured to suit the needs of the INDUSTRY and applications in the field.

Our goal is to provide top quality safety products and solutions, accompanied with professional pre – sale and post – sale customer support.

We provide our experience and expertize to manufacturing companies, enabling our customers to improve safety standards and achieve their "zero accident policy".

 

  1. How do you find the “PPE” Market in India? Any Single product where you hold the maximum market for the India?

“PPE” market in India is growing rapidly, in the last 5  years that we started marketing in India and we have seen the customer mind shift to use quality protective equipment in work place . Many MNC companies have set up their production units in India and they are following International standards and best practices for PPE selectionfor their workforce.  Domestic manufactures get motived to create the work environment and upgrade their polices and practices for PPE implementation. Thisspreads awareness among users and creates opportunities for PPE companies to innovate and educate their customers.

 

  1. What kind of back support do you provide your customers & what kind of major client you have?

Our products are customized to ensure protection, safety and comfort to the user based on the application. Firstly, we the user is protected and comfortable, secondly the job time cycle and ease of working should be improved, Thirdly the PPE it self should not cause damage to the products during operations and should have a minimum environmental foot print.

Trained sales personnel are available in every industrial zone to visit and educate the customers,while creating awareness to adopt better safety standards. We have multiple use cases of improving safety, increasing productivity and quality while reducing over all cost of safety.

Our goal is to provide top quality safety products and solutions, accompanied with professional pre – sale and post – sale customer support.

We provide our experience and expertize to Tier 1 companies, enabling our customers to improve safety standards and achieve their "zero accident policy".

Our Major customer are from the Automotive, Steel, Glass and Heavy Engg Manufacturing company, We have a future plan to be market leader in Hand Related solution in sectors such Pharma, Chemical, food processing, and power.

 

  1. What are the key technological Trends thatare driving the (PPE Industry)?

When we look at the hand gloves sector of Technological trends that are driving the PPE market are surely towards advanced materials, environmentally friendly materials, better coating technologies, finer quality of knitting and stitching that is improving the comfort, dexterity for the user while increasing the life of the glove.

 

  1. What are the strategies to improve ‘KEL’ standard in Indian Market?

Today we are working with 4 out of 5 automotive companies in East, South and Eastern sector of India. Our strategy will be to increase engagement with our clients and cover a larger spectrum of their PPE needs. Further we have launched high quality products for the food industries, Pharma companies and Chemical industries this year. Our future plan is, to be the market leader in Safety solutions in theseindustries and cover a larger geographical area by expanding our representative base to North India and Gujarat.

 

  1. Any special message for our readers?

To adopt a wholesome safety policy there is no cost. There are capable Indian PPE manufacturers that can provide you the latest safety technology and solutions. By engaging the PPE manufacturers you can generate a positive returns by keeping everyone safe.

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