Happy new year to all. I hope you will celebrate new year in good spirits with family and friends.
It’s good to look ahead and think about what this year may bring us but first a quick look back. 2015 was quite busy year for all of us. We have achieved huge amount of success in terms of getting new customers on board with building strong relationship with development companies, building strong new pipeline with narrow marketing strategy and increasing our total team size efforts.
We have registered a significant growth in 2015 in domestic as well as international market. I am very much hopeful that our tiles manufacturing capacity will double in coming year. Our ratio of getting new customer on board has increased drastically. Recent exhibition at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar by ABKKPY 2015 will definitely bring lots of customer in coming days.
Delivering quality products and services will continue to be the core of Shreeji Ceramic’s business. To realize the full benefit of these activities, we also need to make sure that potential customers are familiar with our brands and aware of our products. We are exploring new materials and chemistry solutions in order to make tiles thinner, lighter weight and stronger. Our research is aimed at delivering exception range, well beyond anything available in the market today.
The current circumstances are all quite motivating to work in Indian market. “We are confident that India economy would grow 9-10 percent everywhere.” There is a huge demand for ceramic and vitrified tiles in India. I am confident that initiatives like ‘Smart Cities’ and ‘Housing For All’ will boost volumes for the overall tiles industry. Whereas we also believe that ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ initiatives will surely empower local tile manufacturing. So it is important for us to use our opportunity wisely and move forward in 2016. We must not lose sight of our priority.
India is becoming ceramic industry hub worldwide. Our export to Africa, middle-east and ASEAN nations has grown in double digits. Raw material and tools which we import from China are sharply decreasing due to “Make in India” effect and I strongly consider that soon we will introduce 100% made in India tiles to the globe.
I would like to thank you my team member, clients, family members, suppliers and staff for their significant support and dedication during challenges times in 2015. While we have successfully separated team operationally, we need to continue to work together in order to create successful business and happy customers. That will only be possible with your continued dedication and teamwork.
Coming year will bring its own challenges but I’m sure by working together, keeping focused on our priorities and putting our customers first we can realize for ambitions. There will certainly continue to be my priorities.
Let’s get right back to it in 2016.
Chairman, Shreeji Ceramic