Bevcon Wayors Pvt Ltd is the industry leader in bulk material handling systems - crushing, screening, conveying, dust extraction, pneumatics and special conveying systems. The company also specialises in providing turnkey solutions, including custom design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and servicing of bulk material handling equipment.
Mr Y Srinivas Reddy, Managing Director of the company, fondly called YSR, is the driving force behind Bevcon's engineering solutions gaining acceptance across the top-of-the-line customers of the company. Under his leadership, Bevcon achieved rapid growth and delivered enterprises class-engineering solutions to Global 2000 customers. His fervour for design engineering has led to numerous innovations in Bevcon's range of products while ensuring high quality and faster turnaround times. Mr Reddy is an associate member of the Association for Project Management (APM) - UK. He is also serving as the president of Uppal Industrial Associations. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from JTNU, Hyderabad, YSR has contributed immensely towards social causes as Founder & MD of IBeam Foundation, a reputed and active social entrepreneurship organisation. Excerpts from an eInterview:
The company specialises in conveyors for process industries. What are the various types?
Bevcon Wayors is specialised in new-generation Material Handling Equipment, which cater to present day demands of Indian process industries. This includes equipment like steep angle conveyors, aero belt conveyors, sandwich type high angle belt conveyors, cost effective pollution-free pneumatic conveying systems, special flip flow screens for high moisture material screening applications, high efficient sugar graders, fines screening and crushing equipment, stockyard equipment like radial stackers, liner stackers and reclaimers, wagon tippler and paddle feeder, etc.
What are the applications?
Equipment manufactured by Bevcon Wayors will cater the needs across material handling applications in various industries, e.g., raw material handling systems for steel plants, fuel handling systems for coal and biomas based power plants, in-plant material handling systems, ferro alloy plants, sugar, lime coke handling systems, etc.
Pollution is a major concern in process industries. Is the equipment designed taking this into account?
Yes, Bevcon Wayors has the unique advantage of being the sole manufacturer of dust control equipment manufactured along with mainline material handling projects. In-house competency of design engineering and manufacturing of pollution control equipment has made our organisation competent in addressing all pollution related issues of process industries by incorporating the best engineering and manufacturing practices.
What is the USP of these products? Why should the customer opt for these when there are choices by the dozen?
The USP of equipment manufactured under the Bevcon Wayors brand can be summed up as follows:
How strong/effective is the after sales service?
We are very strong in after sales services as an organisation with full fledged regional sales and service offices in cities like Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, and Raipur, which together cover most of the important regions across India, where our equipment is primarily used.
What is the company's history?
Since inception as a small start-up company in 1991, we have come a long way to achieve turnover of Rs 250 crore for FY 2010-11 with over 300 employees (76% engineers) and establish ourselves as a premium brand in bulk material handling industry in medium enterprise segment. Our success is driven by our steadfast emphasis on 3Ps - Plan, Process and People - to deliver results the right way. We are involved in virtually every facet of the bulk material handling and processing solutions. Our integrated turnkey solutions include custom design, manufacturing, installation and servicing of equipment for a full range of bulk material handling and processing needs. We have three state-of-the-art manufacturing set-ups in Hyderabad with latest technology and the only company in India to have all kinds of crushers, screens, feeders an sizers with in-house manufacturing facility and regional offices across India.
What are the company's achievements?
There are many such achievements and it is better to tabulate these into a separate list! (See box).
Any breakthrough product launch that made a difference?
Yes - the installation of Asia's largest steep angle conveyor for pet coke at Tata Steel; the introduction of Flip Flow Screens has made a difference and continuous development and introduction of new material handling equipment into the market every year makes a difference.
How is the present business environment?
Considering the overall present Indian economic scenario, the market is not encouraging and is highly competitive; but there is lot of potential for material handling needs for the growing Indian economy. It is a matter of time, and things are going to be in place, we are very optimistic about it.
What are the future plans?
We have great, ambitious future plans drawn up for our organisation, like achieving turnover of Rs 500 crore by 2015, and we are seriously exploring new technologies for open coal mining in India, and an entry in stockyard equipments, etc.
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