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Darshan Thakkar- Owner of GMDT Marine & Industrial Engineering Pvt. Ltd


Great Companies: What are the various services and products provided by your company?

Darshan Thakkar: We are the leading power solution provider for Marine and Industrial segment custom built engineering applications. We offer complete engineering from tendering to commissioning with in time frame and client requirement. We have a policy of continuous improvement with a commitment to Quality at all levels of the organization. We strive to supply products of the highest standards with value for money delivered to our clients when and where they are needed.

Great Companies: How do you ensure the efficiency and accuracy of the goods and services provided?

Darshan Thakkar: First We scrutinise detail technical requirements of client and prepare a query list. Once, we get dully clearance on our queries from client, we shall prepare a design in line with their requirements and submit the same design to client and third party inspection agency if any for an approval. Once we get the approval on the design, it states that design is in line with client’s requirement. If there would be any changes receives from client as well as third party inspection agency , we shall incorporate such changes in drawing and send the revised drawing to both of them for an approval. Once, we shall get an approval on design, we shall commence the manufacturing in line with approved drawing. Henceforth, we shall get accuracy and efficiency in our product. Moreover, we use  esteem quality of raw material during different phases of manufacturing. Henceforth, it would be a less chance to failure of product. Thus, we achieve prominent service on supplied product.  

Great Companies:  How was the journey so far?

Darshan Thakkar: I came up with an idea to commence a business while entering an diploma engineering 2004.  After successful completion of diploma engineering with distinction, I entered in to bachelors of engineering in 2007 and completed the same in 2011 with distinction. After completion of successful engineering I appointed as a trainee engineer in one of leading engineering industries. As year goes, I learned various engineering activity, which I have studied in my engineering tenure. After turning the various face of designation like , Production engineer, QC engineer, Design engineer, and project engineer, achieved 5 years of rich experience in the corporate word in same industry. After having such potential experience thought to commence own business with partnership. In which I utilise my engineering expertise and other partner will take care of commercial activity. Did partnership business around 1.5 years. During this partnership tenure I learned lots techno-commercial activity as an entrepreneur and met with numbers of successful  entrepreneurs and start-up. After having such potential experience got a confidence and thought to commence own private limited organisation. Henceforth came up with the GMDT in 2017. GMDT Marine & Industrial Engineering Pvt. Ltd is leading manufacturer of Marine/Offshore Power plant which comprises of MARINE Generators, switchboards, power distribution chain equipment as well as control & automation solutions for all types of merchant vessels, naval vessels and submarines worldwide. GMDT helps commercial and federal owners and operators in the Marine industry maximize flexibility, productivity and reliability while reducing their environmental footprint. With a full set of in-house capabilities, it offers total ship electricals, platform management systems and alarm & monitoring solutions for marine applications. Shipyards and ship owners are progressively demanding a reliable and competent partner operating as a full service provider and system integrator of tailor made and innovative technology solutions. We are associated with the leading Singapore organisation for the Propulsion Solution. Hence, we can serve up the complete package of Electrical as well as Propulsion solution to the Ship building. As a reflection of our quality standards, construction and project management techniques, GMDT hold certification like ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007, CE certification. Our engineering support provided to customers throughout execution of projects ensures smooth execution in India and overseas. We have a various branches in India as well as in overseas like Dubai, Egypt, Singapore, Bahrain, Bangladesh etc... You may also peruse our website: www.gmdtengineering.com

Great Companies:  What are the strategies you adopt to stay ahead in the race?

Darshan Thakkar: We keep updating our self in line with latest technology in Indian and overseas market. Moreover, we pitching genuine client, which release payment in line with Pre define terms and condition with proper ethics policy.

Great Companies:  What are the struggles and challenges you face?

Darshan Thakkar: As journey started with 2000 Rs only, had to suffer numbers of phases. As a new comer in the market, we couldn’t show credentials as well as satisfactory clients. Due to this,  some clients were objecting to give an order. Same way supplier was also asking for an advance payment. Following are the challenges I had to cross:

  • Health Care. Bar-none, one of the most challenging aspects of running a small business comes from managing health care for your employees. ...

  • Government Regulations. ...

  • Federal Income Taxes. ...

  • The Economy. ...

  • Tax Compliance. ...

  • Cash Flow. ...

  • Staying Passionate. ...

  • Not Diversifying Client Bases.

  • Growth vs. Quality

  • Hiring New Employees etc..

As a small business owner, realizing this one insight is essential for maintaining a calm head: our competitors face the same problems as i do. All of us, regardless of the industry we’re in, are essentially in the same boat. How i respond to these challenges will change the “game” – as i became more successful, thereby leaving our rivals by the wayside. It’s important to remember that these challenges are just that – challenges and we do overcome them.

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