The construction & infrastructure industry in India has been on a constant rise over the last few years. In fact, a recent study reveals that India is expected to become the world’s third largest construction market by 2022. Poised perfectly in such a booming industry is Mumbai-based Spartan Engineering Industries Pvt. Ltd., breathing a rich legacy of 5 decades while outclassing as a leading Indian MNC in Construction Equipment Manufacturing. Exports to 10 countries worldwide, 7000+ machines on site every year, 150+ well-trained engineers and technicians, 20 national & international awards, 4000+ satisfied customers and many other such milestones place Spartan at an undefeatable position in the world.
The Inspirational Story
Since its inception in 1971, Spartan’s core purpose has been to enhance the productivity, speed, and safety in the construction & infrastructure industry by providing advanced mechanized solutions, thereby saving customers’ money, time and efforts. Dr. Vikram Mehta, Managing Director, Spartan Engineering Industries, adds, “We see ourselves achieving this with a vision to be a leading Indian MNC, by establishing our presence in 25 countries, with a focus on innovation and trust. This is how we envision ourselves to become a 500-crore diversified group with 10% net profit by the year 2026”.
Breathing such an exemplary vision, Spartan Engineering Industries forayed into the field of manufacturing and supplying construction equipment in 2005. Today, the company outclasses as an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer and supplier of high-quality construction machineries and equipment like Bar Bending Machines, Bar Cutting Machines, Passenger & Material Hoists, Multi-functional Material Hoists, Rope Suspended Platforms & Lift Shaft, Multi-functional Mini Lifts, Firemen Evacuation Lifts, Boom Placers, and many others. In fact, Spartan takes utmost pride in providing these machineries to various infrastructure projects, thereby playing a pivotal role in the development of nation. These projects range from roads, flyovers, bridges, buildings, houses to dams and tunnels.
Behind these projects lies Spartans’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Atgaon on Mumbai-Nashik highway. Spread across 5 acres with 1 lakh sq. ft. build-up shed & office, this manufacturing facility is fully equipped with world-class equipment to manufacture an array of construction equipment and fire evacuation lifts. Regarding operational excellence, Spartan has its own Operational Excellence Apex Committee, supervised by Dr. Vikram and followed by Department Heads of Production, Design, Quality, Stores, Purchase and Administration. This committee takes various steps and initiatives to produce the best products in a productive and safe environment. Some of these initiatives include Kaizen, 5S, and ZED approach to make this planet a world-class manufacturing plant.
Besides being India’s most preferred and fastest growing construction equipment manufacturing company, Spartan holds a list of milestones under its name along with a strong hold on the market share. These milestones include ‘Global Achiever’s Award’ for Excellence in Construction Machinery, ‘International Trade Award’ for Construction Machinery Exports, ‘Business Excellence Award’ from All India Business Association, ‘Power Building Brand Awards 2017’ by Realty Plus, ‘Sarvottam Manufacturer of Rebar Cut & Bend Machines and Suspended Platforms’ by ‘Builders Association of India (BAI)’, ‘Outstanding Company in MHEs (Material Handling Equipments)’ by EPC World, ‘India’s Greatest Brands 2017-18- Pride of the Nation’ in the Construction Equipment Manufacturing category by Process Reviewers PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), and many more.
About the Mastermind
Dr. Vikram has been highly instrumental in getting Spartan to the top in the Construction Equipment Manufacturing industry. Dr Vikram is a young and dynamic second-generation entrepreneur. He is an alumnus of Wharton University who pursued his MBA from SP Jain and graduated in Production Engineering from Father Agnel, a premier institute in Mumbai. Along with this, Dr Vikram proudly holds ‘Honorary Doctorate in Construction Industry’ bestowed upon him by Colombo University.
Dr. Vikram joined his father’s business in the year 2005 and transformed the engineering business into a Construction Equipment manufacturing business – Spartan Engineering Industries. He led the business by manufacturing Bar Cutting & Bar Bending machines, followed by bigger and heavier machines like Tower Cranes, Passenger & Material Hoists & Rope Suspended Platforms.
During this pandemic, Dr. Vikram and team at Spartan had a main goal of being with customers, understanding and empathizing with their challenges in order to face the crisis with a lot of grit and patience. Dr. Vikram articulates, “Our complete team was in touch with all the nationwide customers, and we saw that all the deliveries were met on time and service was provided at all sites wherever possible. Customers’ trust on us increased manifold during the pandemic and we believe we could do some record businesses over the time”.
For the road ahead, Spartan believes that there will be a significant growth in the construction business of India. Built on a strong foundation of innovation, the company is ready to take up any potential opportunity and will see a steady growth and leadership position in the Construction Equipment industry. Moreover, the company aims to strengthen its global infrastructure through its 3 offices located in Dubai, Brazil and Colombo; become a leading market share holder in 10 countries; and drive worldwide operations!