The elevator market in India is growing tremendously as elevators have become a requirement rather than a luxury. Most countries around the world are facing immense pressure to develop public infrastructures that would ease the vertical commute, especially for the elderly and physically challenged. Therefore, governments around the world are building infrastructures that can be visited by everyone, without any hassle.
Connections Elevator, a North American elevator maintenance enterprise has stated in its report that there are around 900000 operative elevators around the world. This is only a small reflection of how important the elevators are to people living in the 21st century. Therefore, the elevator market is predicted to register a CAGR of 4.5 percent – 5.2 percent till 2025.
However, if we look at the requirements of customers from elevator manufacturers, there are various types of clients in the elevator segment. While some of them look for elevators with basic features as they are more focused on the cost, the others look for aesthetically good elevators, having advanced features.
This is where Ahmedabad-based, Delhi headquartered Firefox Elevators comes into the picture. Firefox Elevators manufactures, installs, services, and modernizes elevators for almost every type of building requirement. The company specializes in offering different categories of elevators, catering to various types of clients. Firefox Elevators offers different elevator models such as economic, standard, and premium models for different categories of clients. The company is also dealing with super-premium models, which are directly imported from Sweden. Firefox offers customized products to clients as per their requirements and specifications.
The company specializes in the latest technology engineering, as well as mechanical and microprocessor technology products that are designed and rigorously tested for safety, comfort, efficiency, and reliability.
Leveraging advanced technologies
From a layman’s point of view, an elevator is nothing but a metallic box, useful in vertically transporting goods easily from one floor to another. However, in its technicality, an elevator utilizes electric motors and hydraulic technology for pulling goods up and down. By leveraging various types of advanced technologies, Firefox Elevators develops and offers various types of elevators such as Manual Passenger Elevator, Freight elevator, Dumb waiter, automatic passenger elevator, etc.
The manual passenger elevator is a wooden cage with PVC flooring and a fall ceiling, comprising an electronic digital display for floor position indicators system in car enclosure and at all landings. This elevator also comprises an emergency locking device for manually opening at the landing door and has a computerized microprocessor-based controller with a fully collective/selective system in a dustproof M.S cabinet.
Firefox Elevators also offers the second type of elevator which is the automatic passenger elevator with M.S. or L.N finished stainless
steel lift cage. These have powder-coated M. S. Auto doors with the best door drive in the lift cage with Microwave photocell/safety pads for door operation. It also comprises most modern types of push-button panels, emergency locking devices for manually operating landing doors and automatic doors, and automatic announcing audio system of welcome note, floor indication and thank you note.
Next in line, the company has another offering called dumb waiters. The easy installation and latest mechanism in dumbwaiter ensure long life and trouble-free operation of the elevators and these are exclusively designed for multiple purposes in restaurants, offices, clubs, schools, hospitals, banks, etc.
Pioneers in Shaftless Technology
“We are one of the pioneers in bringing new technology from various parts of the world and we use European technology in building our elevators. While most of the elevator manufacturers are focused on buying key components from China, we focus on buying better quality key components from our European partners. We are partners with some of the top leading Manufacturers and Technology developers across Europe,” says Roshan, CEO, Firefox Elevators.
Our success is driven by our commitment to our core values such as customer service, quality, and safety, combined with our key strengths of creativity and innovation, with an aim to produce intelligent solutions in response to our customers’ needs
“We have components coming in from Italy, Turkey, Sweden, and a few from Iran and that's how we are discovering new technologies and better-quality products with new features and integrating them in our product. We also have our unique product, which is imported from Sweden and designed by one of the famous Scandinavian designers. We are also a pioneer in bringing shaftless technology to the country. Not just that, we can also install the smallest elevators (3ft x 3ft), as per the homeowners’ requirements. Therefore, we are pioneers in building small & compact size elevators as well. These are some of the major factors differentiating us from the other players in this segment,” he adds.
Firefox not only meets and exceeds customer expectations but the company is also known for offering quality products and services. The company manufactures and offers proven products that are reliable and safe. Firefox Elevators can be found at some of the famous buildings across the country that include residential buildings, office buildings, shopping centres, retail establishments, and Speciality Buildings.
Industry-leading services and world-class customer service
“With a vision to be the best service provider in the industry, we will continue to develop and deliver highly innovative and user-friendly elevators to the world market, in the coming years. In addition to providing competitive products, we also intend to deliver industry-leading services and world-class customer service to our clients,” affirms Roshan.
“Our success is driven by our commitment to our core values such as customer service, quality, and safety, combined with our key strengths of creativity and innovation, with an aim to produce intelligent solutions in response to our customers’ needs,” he adds.
Qualified and well-trained technicians
The company’s maintenance and service team comprises qualified and well-trained technicians who are experts in offering the right solutions to customers. Not just that, the company also trains deputed personnel for day-to-day forms for safety, up-keeping and maintaining the elevator, and maintaining the record of service reports submitted by its visiting service engineers on site. Furthermore, Firefox Elevator also carries out a thorough inspection of elevators regularly and submits the necessary report for reference and perusal.
The Beginning and the Way Ahead
Firefox Elevators was incepted in 2012. Although the company had a very humble beginning, today it has installed more than 600 elevators across India. Firefox Elevators has been observing an annual growth rate of 50 percent. The company has done installations in various states of the country such as Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, and a few of the south and east Indian states as well. In addition to installations, Firefox Elevators also supplies elevator components to its clients.
Firefox is currently working with the National Highway Authority of India. The company is also working with the Government of Arunachal Pradesh, the Government of Assam, and a few other public sector clients as well.
“Moving ahead, we are planning to develop elevators that work using the internet and the preventive maintenance will be done right from our office. Also, we are open for franchises in different states of India,” concludes Roshan.