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LogoAfter introducing economic reforms, multinational companies (MNCs) extended their operations into India in a big way. Most of the automobile giants like Deawoo, Hyundai and Toyota have brought their technology and funds to establish joint ventures in our country to reap the benefits of economic reforms. Indian automobile conglomerates like Mahindra and Mahindra, Telco, Bajaj, Hero Honda joined the race and launched similar  Shiv Shankar Agarwal, MD brands on par with the products of MNCs. Due to this, the automobile industry has become one of the fastest growing sectors in India in recent years. With the growing volume of the vehicles on Indian roads, the demand for spare parts, tyres and tubes is also increasing rapidly. Mr. Shiv Shankar Agarwal, observed the developments and ventured into the manufacturing of automobile tubes to go with the trend.

He established Pelican Rubber Private Limited in 1995. Before the inception of Pelican, Mr Agarwal was actively engaged in the trading of tyres and tubes for nearly three decades. "This experience was put to practice to set-up Pelican. We started commercial production activities in 1996 and our products have been marketed under 'Avon' brand name. Our brand equity is on the steady rise. In the short period of four years we have increased the capacity of our plant to 12 million tubes per year. Now (2001) 'Avon' tubes have achieved a healthy 20 percent of the market share," explained Mr. Kapil Agarwal, Director Finance, Pelican Rubbers.

Men at 'Quality' work Pelican produces all types of Butyl tubes for cars, trucks and two wheelers. The company has the credibility of bagging bulk supply orders from Road Transport Corporations of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana and Sikkim.

"We are directly engaged in exporting our products to Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bolivia, Costarica, Ecuador, France, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Turkey and USA. 40 per cent of our products are exported to these countries. We received the best exporter of tubes awards in 1996-97 and in 1998-99," said Mr. Kapil with pride.

 Receiving the 'Best Exporter' award "We take up bulk orders from the customers to supply automobile tubes with their brands or logos. Any new size of tubes and valves as per customer's requirements can be provided on bulk orders," said Kapil. The success of Pelican evidently goes to its quality products. Pelican is an ISO-9002 company certified by DNV certification BV, The Netherlands.

Winning the world over Address: Pelican Rubber Pvt. Ltd., #15-1-560, Siddiamber Bazar, Post Bag No. 1115, Hyderabad - 500 012. Phone: +91-40-460 5723.
460 5724.



-Mohan G Jagan

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