On new products being showcased at the Auto Expo
We are launching five new
products at the Auto Expo. These are mainly for heavy vehicles segment. We have
developed a 3D wheel alignment called Jumbo. It has replaced the current
models. It gives a better output through 3D technology. We have also come out
another model call Jumbo 3D Super. The Super model can carry out the alignment
of five axles at a time which nobody has done in the world, therefore we have
patented this product.
Then we are also launching a
3D wheel alignment for LCV segment where the cameras are fitted on the lift
itself. Normally the cameras are fitted away from the lift. We have designed a
way to fit the cameras on the lift so that there is space saving and cost
saving. We have named the model Genie. Apart from these three, we have also
developed an AC gas charger and a tyre pressure monitoring system. You can
monitor the pressure of the tyre of your vehicle even through your mobile. The
pressure and temperature of your tyre will be displayed for all the four wheels
and also for the stepney . This is a new development from Manatec. This year the Manatec R&D team has
developed five new products.
On the demand for these new products
Definitely there will be
demand from the heavy vehicles segment where the tyre wear is very heavy. The
wheels have to be aligned properly otherwise it will be very abnormal for the
vehicle. There are no cost effective solutions in the market, so we are
bringing these cost effective solutions. For the technicians it will mean less
time consumed and less energy used.
On the demand from different segments
Passenger vehicles segment
requires a different set of machines. The CV segment requires a different set
of machines. We develop machines that
cater to the needs of both the segments.
On the overall size of Manatec
I have more than 300
employees. I have 50 people working in my R&D team. We export to more than
60 countries. We have around 60 dealers in India and business associates. We
have a huge network in place.
On the overall size of the garage equipment industry in India
It is very difficult to assess
because the garage equipment industry has got around one hundred different
products. Each of the products has many versions. Not everything is made by
everybody. I make tyre care equipment and pollution checking equipment but I am
not making soe of the mechanical equipment.
On having a separate venue for Auto Expo-Components Show
It is a very good idea. The
customers who are coming here are very much focussed and those who are very
serious about buying or understanding the products. Previously we used to get
all kinds of visitors and sometimes the focus was lost. We want this model to
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