As one of the fastest growing economies and with the rapid pace of urbanisation, India is witnessing a tremendous rise in the construction industry. Antony Parokaran, CEO of EROS ELEVATORS and SKYZONE parking says, “The Vertical growth in cities, in both residential and commercial sectors, presents huge opportunities for intelligent and sustainable elevator systems and solutions. With the Indian government’s thrust on the development of smart cities and low-cost housing, the elevator and escalator market is set to see significant growth. With land scarcity and escalating land prices, vertical growth seems to be the only alternative and the growth is picking up also in Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities.”
Antony adds, “Making people movement in the high-rise buildings, convenient, comfortable and efficient is the primary focus of elevator manufacturers. EROS ELEVATORS with its 70+ years of legacy aims to be in the forefront of providing innovative mobility solutions -EROS ELEVATORS established in 1947, is a pioneer of the Indian elevator industry. Eros has been providing quality products and services for over 70 years to most of the developers. Our custom
solutions have enabled many a projects success. Our varied models include products for the modern skyscrapers, lifts for the affordable sector, hospital lifts, automobile lifts, Hydraulic home lifts & industrial lifts.”
Challenges and Expectations
Design and Engineering are the core service strengths of EROS ELEVATORS and SKYZONE parking. Antony says, “Lack of skilled manpower and delays in project completions are the two biggest challenges currently faced by the industry. Our competitive edge was recognised in 2014, when we secured one of the India’s single largest elevator orders of 48 elevators of 39 stops with speeds upto 2.5 mps from Tata Housing for their prestigious project AMANTRA. In 2015 we installed our first 3.5mps speed elevators in Mumbai and subsequently have introduced elevators of 5.0 mps speed in 2018.”
Antony boasts, “We are pleased to support clients such as Tata Housing, Shapoorji Pallonji, Rustomjee, Shirke, Hiranandani Group, Omkar Realty, Reliance, Kalpataru and many more and thank them for their repeated patronage. We are currently present in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and W. Bengal. The professionally structured group is led by Karl Divecha- CMD, Rushad Divecha-Joint CMD, & Antony Parokaran-CEO.
EROS ELEVATORS and Skyzone Parking are ISO 9001:2015 certified companies which provides a vast range of vertical transport system curated in accordance with consumer requirements. ILA, CHARVI and Magnus are widely appreciated passenger elevator models, TITUS is a popular heavy duty car lift. Apart from this company offers Home elevator CASA and other products such as STELLA, AMARA and AURA etc which cater to factories and hospitals.
Antony says, “The journey of Eros Group started along with India’s independence in 1947. With our elevator market share growing consistently, Eros group diversified into car parking by acquiring automated car parking technology from Korea in 2008 and very soon in 2010 had installed India’s largest 150 automated car parking system.”
He concludes, “Our aim is to provide best of class products and services to our customers with the latest technology at every level of the product, our efforts are focused to incorporate AI & IoT into elevators, making them smarter and more efficient. Mobile app based services have already been introduced. we will keep improving our services to continuously ensure customer delight. Expansion into the export markets is definitely the next growth step.”