Q.1. Please tell our readers about the journey of Esdec India so far and what the year 2020 is like with the pandemic? Any key learnings?
2020 Is our first year in the Indian market. We used this year to make next generation products for the Indian market. In SRPL-GROUP™ we have found a reliable partner. Their dedicated, talented, motivated &professional team has support us to learn, grow, develop during the pandemic So far we have acquired over 50 customers who are regularly buying our products. We have created reference solar plants in all major cities and developed a local supply chain. Also we are building a sales network PAN-India. We are looking for motivated, energetic, dedicated distribution & EPC partners all over India who can help us further expand our brand.
This Pandemic has given us time and opportunities to study the Indian markets and weather conditions. Esdec gives a 20 year warranty on the products. Therefore we have adjusted and modified our FlatFix Fusion products to meet the Indian needs and our customers’ requirements. Also we have developed FlatFix Fusion for10DGR slope so that it maintains higher sustainability at high wind speed and in less space we can install more solar panels.
Mid Clamp and End clamps with Bounding clip Mid & End Clamps are most failure parts during harsh weather like high wind speed, We have developed our unique bounding clip which helps to bound the module frame with mid clamp without any kind of slippage and maintain the form grip. We can mount earthing wire lugs so it helps for earthing purposes.
High Base & Low Base with Metal Insert
The metal inserts in High Base & Low Base plastic parts helps to give higher strength for mid and end clamps. It also helps to disable and reassemble the structures multiple times without damage.
Ballast container with ribs
We have upgraded the ballast container and added ribs which can handle 30% more ballast and perforation is provided to drain the rain water.
Wind def. rear with ribs
We have upgraded ribs which provide additional stiffness & strength and take care of aerodynamic features.
Q.2. What is the impact of Covid on your services, especially the supply chain and how have you maintained it through the pandemic?
This year is one of the biggest surprises for all of us. 2020 Has shown how important bank ability is for a company like Esdec. Because of the large scale and good relationship with our suppliers our inventory could always meet our customers needs. And we were able to deliver service our customers expect from us. Our strategy is to partner-up sustainably with both suppliers as customers.
Esdec offers two solutions for Indian clients:
FlatFix Fusion and ClickFit EVO (Steel deck).Due
to our modular design, single tool approach, standardize design, minimum SKU’s, high quality & reliable vendors, inventory and stock management has reduce the impact on supply chain which consistent use of plastic, metal, aluminum and SS parts.
Due to pandemic and ongoing dispute between India and China there is disruption in the solar module supply chain hence there area lot of changes in the designs of solar powerplants and solar module mounting structures. Esdec is able to deal with these changes with its portfolio.
However our inhouse online developed MMS calculator has benefited to our customers during pandemic
- Online access
- Easy user interface
- Storage of project data and plan layouts
- BOM and Ballast calculations as per the site location
- Online Tutorial and dedicated hotline support
To be Continued…