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Indian Fluoropolymer resin Market

Demand Demand for PTFE in India is primarily driven by the chemical processing industry, unlike China where its driven by Wires & Cables, Non Stick cookware and industrial lined products. Fluoropolymer resins finds application in India in lining of pipes, vessels, valves and other flow products. This is followed by demand in the wire and cable industry, automotive, electrical switchgear, and electronics. Wire and cable industry though large is highly price sensitive , whereas...

Channel Partner selection for India- when you will manage them remotely

Selecting a channel partner is one of the most common things any business does. It’s a highly underestimated process  as well, with most of the Managers believing their gut while assessing prospects.   Channel partner selection process becomes very critical in cases where the company does not have any local presence, as the dependence as well as the vulnerability for the supplier becomes very high in such instances. Most of the suppliers have their...

The Consumption Juggernaut continues to roll in India

Over the last one year most of the company’s expanding in India are in the consumption space or related closely to it.  The reasons are obvious- with a population of more than a billion, a burgeoning middle class, rising income levels and aspiration’s, a very young and educated population hungry for a new lifestyle is changing the dynamics of the game. Quick Service Restaurants/ Coffee Chains ( Yo Yo Noodle, Starbucks, Debonair Pizza, Subway..)...

Indian Economy looking for a White Knight

Indian Economy has been going down for the last 2 years on the trot (except for a few quarters). The sentiments are down, news flow is negative, macros are faltering, social climate is of unrest, job supply is not matching the large pool of youngsters coming out from colleges, and so on . While many would argue that this is a result of the mis-governance over the last 3-4 years and something of our...

Indian Fluorochemical Market- Changing Dynamics

Demand The Fluorochemical market in India is closely linked to what’s happening in the Indian Automobile, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Construction, Cold Storage and Pharmaceutical sectors. While the Indian economy is  growing at a slower pace now compared to 2 yrs back, some sectors continue to outperform. Noticeable amongst these sectors  are Pharmaceutical (Propellant) and Construction (linked to AC demand) Despite the short term headwinds, long term prospects for Fluorochemicals are great in India...

Opportunities for Indians to set up a business in UK

Opportunities for Indians to set up a business in UK Over the years the businesses in UK have been thriving very well and thus require outsourcing some of their services to other businesses so that they concentrate on the core business activities. This provides a golden opportunity for Indian companies to set up various businesses that can offer different services. Below find some of the business opportunities that Indians can set up in the...

Industrial Automation Market Structure & Inorganic Growth Expansion Opportunities in India

The Indian Industrial Automation market is seeing a robust growth driven by increasing demand in the automotive, textile, pharmaceutical, material handling, water & waste water, process and food and beverage industries. The market has been growing at a fast pace over the last two years @12-15% p.a. The highlights of the distribution channel of this market are : Distributors There are around 500 -600 distributors in India who sell Industrial Automation Products (PLCs, Drives,...

Indian Union Budget 2013-14 : Highlights & Pathforward

The Finance Minister has delivered on one of the most critical  aspect in this Budget – fiscal consolidation. The budgeted fiscal deficit for FY2014 at 4.8% of GDP is in line with market expectations and the indications given by the FM a month back in the various country roadshows he undertook .  In terms of the fiscal deficit for FY2013, the Finance Minister has exceeded expectations and reined it at 5.2% and it is...

Indian Railways- Gradual Acceleration & Prospective Opportunities

The Planning Commission has tentatively pegged the Indian Railways 12th plan expenditure (2012-17) at Rs 5.19 lac Crore (nearly 100 bln US$). This is likely to be spent on key areas like enlarging the rail network to cover more geographies, double tracking , introducing newer trains- both passenger and freight ,  enhancing the convenience, safety and security of the passengers,  modernization of the network etc.  This year’s Railway budget announced the following measures for...

Growing Entrepreneurship & New Route to Market Opportunity for Global Firms

Indian society is seeing a silent revolution. Silent yet transformational!! More and more people in jobs are seeing Entrepreneurship as one of their career option (We have personally come across many such entrepreneurs or waiting to be entrepreneurs over the last one year itself). What seemed to be a big risk till some years back, is now emerging as a calculative risk. Not only the extreme strata of the societies (nothing to lose at...

The SCIENCE of SIX-SIGMA (“6σ”) and the ART of SALES & MARKETING

Six Sigma is a set of tools and strategies for process improvement originally developed by Motorola in 1986, and most popularized by GE’s legendary CEO Jack Welch starting 1995 with focus on overall business strategies. It’s a well-known fact that 6σ has now been successfully applied and well-proven in the areas of manufacturing, operations excellence, business process improvement and process excellence. What is 6σ in simple terms? • It is a disciplined methodology that...

Personal Protection Equipment in India- Growing Safely

The total Personal Protection Equipment market in India is estimated at around 150 Mln US$. This is growing at a rate of 12% p.a. This market is still at a very nascent stage in the country with respect to its awareness, acceptability and size. As a result there are quite a large number of local unroganised players also participating in this market- the reason being there is a large chunk of the market still...

Companies/Firms Expanding or Entering in India in 2012 : Google News