Electric motors play a pivotal role as a mover for any modernization/development activity for various industry verticals. In tandem with this, rising population in tier II and tier III cities and increasing urbanization act as market growth drivers. Moreover, various government initiatives like Make in India, City Mission, affordable housing, and AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) are expected to positively influence the electric motors market in India. The government is also involved in supporting the adoption of energy-efficient motors for a greener environment and the subsequent reduction in cost over traditional motors.
Predominantly, OEMs of Pumps, Compressors, Fans, Conveyors and various Machines are the key customers in this sector. The equipment is then supplied to various industry verticals such as Water, Refineries, Energy, Oil & Gas, Metals, Textiles, Indian Navy, Defense, Underground Mines, Pharmaceutical, and Construction. This requires project specifications, documentation, and inspection requirements. So while this may prove to be a lucrative sector, completing each unique requirement and meeting every delivery expectation can prove to be quite challenging.
Having carved a niche for itself in this sector with four decades of domain experience is Laxmi Hydraulics, one of the leading Make in India motor manufacturers, incepted in 1981, with its complete range of AC motors up to 1000 kW (energy efficiency IE-2, IE-3 & IE-4) in safe area applications and up to 500KW in hazardous area applications. “We are proud to have our R&D engineering solutions with approvals of all leading national consultants/customers serving critical applications in most of the sectors. We recently introduced Smoke Extraction motors for the HVAC sector (0.37 KW to 200 KW),” adds Sharad Thakre, a visionary technocrat and MD, Laxmi Hydraulics.
Committed to Ensuring Complete Customer Satisfaction
Commanding quite the market presence, the company attributes its success to its focus on ensuring better performance, reliability, and delivery of customized solutions. LHP takes pride in its complete in-house processes for all critical components which maintain the quality and reliability of the product. The company offers a standardized VPI (Vacuum Pressure Impregnation) for the complete range of motors; lending reliability and strength to winding which is the heart of electric motor. “We have a test facility where direct loading tests can be conducted up to 1000KW. LHP is considered as a respected brand for LT motors,” informs Sharad.
Staying Ahead of the Growth Curve
Having made massive contributions to this sector, LHP’s work has been appreciated with several distinguished awards. LHP has been awarded the most prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award on 14th October 1997 instituted by the Bureau of Indian Standards. Additionally, LHP received the National Award for Quality Products for the year 2000 from the Minister of Small Scale Sector, Government of India. Yet another achievement LHP takes pride in is having received the Best Performance Award from the National Productivity Council, Government of India.
LHP have complete product range of ac motors up to 1000 kw in safe area applications and up to 500kw in hazardous area with energy efficiency IE- 2, IE-3 & IE-4
The company continually strives to maintain one of the leadership positions in this domain with its strong focus on new product developments, innovations and capacity additions. In fact, LHP has been constantly growing by 15 to 20percent for the last few years. And while the spread of the lethal Coronavirus has put a dampener on businesses within this market, the company has still grown by 10 percent. Sharad reveals, “With the new financial year (21- 22) beginning with a high order input, we are sure to grow at a much higher rate this year too. To achieve this we have increased our capacity by restructuring the factory layout and adding machinery and manpower to meet the growing requirements.”
The company attributes a key aspect of its success to its dedicated team of experts. LHP has a full-fledged R&D and Engineering team with well-experienced professionals belonging to the motor industry, from both Mechanical and Electrical streams. The team is empowered with various design and EPR tool/software for development/prototype activities. Additionally, the company’s R&D activities are approved by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
The Prospects that Lie Ahead
With this domain holding significant potential for growth, LHP has further planned its expansion with additional capacity to meet the increasing demand. The company’s R&D is exploring a range of EV motors that display a huge potential in the future for Electric Vehicles. The team at LHP is continuously working for various approvals from Government.
Authorities/Consultants/Customers/EPC. Sharad Thakre signs off, “With reliability and performance being one of the best in the industry, LHP would continue to grow as one of leading motor manufacturers in India.”