Nilesh J Sompura, Founder at Shallow Waterways Shipping Pvt Ltd
Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Nilesh J Sompura: Its nature inspired Innovation of HEXAGON Shape Container, got idea from Honey Bee's Beehive. Also It has initiated due to Pure Empathy towards Ground level WORKERS working in very Pathetic situations of Pollutions round the clock,
Hardship and life threatening situation in loose handling, repetitive jobs, Handling losses especially Agri-Produce which leads to Hunger, rise in commodity prices etc, frequent deaths while cargo hold cleaning,
Unproductive & Underutilizations leads to high cost giving burnt to end user etc. Innovation in Bottom-Opening Door is the result of 25yrs+ experience in Cargo Handling Operations. Passion to solve Big Challenging problems.
Great Companies: What are the various services provided by Shallow Waterways Shipping Pvt Ltd.
Nilesh J Sompura: Innovative Design Solutions for Real Life Pressing Issues. Selling and Leasing of HEXAGON GREEN CONTAINERS, Logistics Services, Consultancy/Advisory Services for Supply Chain and Social Sector especially for Water-Saving TAP & "Self-Care" Flushing System for Sanitation.
Great Companies: What makes Shallow Waterways Shipping Pvt Ltd different from hundreds of other similar service providers?
Nilesh J Sompura: SWSPL HEXAGON GREEN CONTAINER Solution is Simple, Sustainable, Scalable, Easy & Economic because it has an Nature Inspired Innovation, Optimization and Creativity all packed in one solution which makes it very Unique.
All competitors are doing some or the other kind of minor changes or tweaking in conventional CUBICAL containers to do Unloading from bottom but their solutions are more complicated & costly thats why it can not be widely accepted by the Market.
Great Companies: What were the struggles and challenges you faced and how did you overcome them?
Nilesh J Sompura: Funding, Technical, Engineering & Scientific (To get Research Paper on Benefits of HEXAGON Shape CONTAINER in Supply Chain Logistics) Support, Commercial (Valuation of our Idea) Support.
Just by Self learning and Self achieving all hurdles we have reached to the Final Prototype and ready for Mass Manufacturing stage. We do have Customers order just before the prototype.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for Shallow Waterways Shipping Pvt Ltd?
Nilesh J Sompura: We want to make Whole Global Supply Chain Simplified and Sustainable. 5yrs down the line we see as Innovative Design Solution Creator in Supply Chain.
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Nilesh J Sompura: Before starting your Startup go to the deepest of the depth of the Subject with an empathy to give your solution for bigger cause.