FAST 50

FAST 50

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The Fast50 Award 2016 is the most cognized listing of the 50 blue streaked fastest growing brands that have played a significant role in the success of the country, and have unambiguously unveiled themselves as the next set of game changers serving through their various consumer-facing businesses.
It provides a robust platform proffering a chance to network with peers and be recognized for innovation and creativity and seeks to celebrate and felicitate these notable pioneers.
A unique recognition of the success and ingenuity of the fastest growing businesses across India and the unique drivers behind them. With strong fundamentals, streamlined operations and some right strategic moves these companies managed to march ahead of their competitors amid a tough market scenario, and with well-laid out plan in place they also look poised for an impressive growth run in the year ahead.
With a spotlight on innovation, international scalability, differentiation and strategic investment to the Indian economy, the Fast50 Awards celebrates the success of India’s fastest growing companies.

KALAMANDIR

KALAMANDIR

kalamandir-logoKalamandir has been giving life to women’s fantasies in silk since 2005. Bringing the traditional silk and handloom sarees to the fore, Kalamandir has a stupendous collection of intricately designed embroidered and woven sarees that bring out the diva in every woman. Be it kanjeevaram, zari, bhandej, banarasi, georgette or chiffon sarees, each piece here, tells a tale of marvellous skill, effort, patience and imagination. Exciting splashes of colours, bead and sequins work, unusual prints and awe-inspiring brocades make up for an exotic collection that makes women crave for such an assortment in their wardrobe.

Expression of Glory

The group business was started as a partnership firm under the name and style of “Sai Silks” on August 10, 2005. The partnership firm was converted into a Private Limited Company in the year 2008 under the name and style of “Sai Silks (Kalamandir) Private Limited” and later on converted into a Public Limited company and received fresh certificate of incorporation on May 21, 2009 from the ROC, Andhra Pradesh. The company started as a retailer of sarees in Hyderabad in 2005 on a very modest scale with a Retail Outlet of 3213 Sq. Ft. It has a network of 24 retail outlets in South India spread across more than 2 Lakhs Sq. Ft area. It is majorly in the business of retailing of sarees under the brand name of “Kalamandir”, “Mandir” and “Kancheepuram Varamahalakshmi Silks” with the various price range.

FAST FACTS

1. Reinforcing its roots and spreading its wings, Sai Silks(Kalamandir) Limited is now moving ahead with the aspiration of being the major player of textile industry in India.

2. The group aims to reach the target of 100 stores in next 10 years to come in India.

TOUR DE FORCE

1. 2005 – Inaugurated the 1st Store at Ameerpet, Hyderabad.

2. 2009 – Conversion of company from private limited to public limited

Resolute and Resonance

The company believes that genuine price, finest quality and wide range of products always wins the hearts of the customers. At every point of the brand growth, Kalamandir has always focused on this ethos and which is the success key for the brand.

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The company has also entered into the business of generation of Electricity through Non-conventional energy sources by setting up a wind power project having a capacity of 2 MW at Kondamedapally, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. Moreover, In the busy world where corporate are often behind profits, the company believed that there should be a give and take policy. A noble thought of being responsible towards society beyond business gave a way to Kalamandir Foundation, a Corporate Social Responsibility division of Kalamandir. Its the first of its kind in the retail industry. Kalamandir Foundation was launched on 7th July, 2010. The foundation aims to create awareness on protecting the environment, nature and social health.

Trailblazing

The main USP of the Brand is it’s complete family store concept which gives a one stop solution for all entire family needs. Genuine price, finest quality and wide range plays a major role here. Kalamandir is focusing towards the brand expansion in major cities and towns in South India reaching the store count to 100 in coming 10 years.

Brand Commitments

Brand today has positioned its self as the most trusted brand in family shopping because of the values it follows. The brand has spread with word of mouth for Genuine Price, Finest Quality and Wide Range compared to any other store. The repeated step-in of loyal customers is the proof of the same.

DAVIDOFF HORIZON

DAVIDOFF HORIZON

davidoff-horizon-logoInspired by the strength of nature, Davidoff Horizon captures the tension between earth and sky. A woody aromatic scent revealing a never ending refreshing blow, grounded in a powerful masculinity.

Expression of Glory

Excellence based in expertise, vision and passion is the core, the soul of the Davidoff brand. Finding and fusing quality, craftsmanship and luxury together from every corner of the world is our never-ending, dynamic quest. The Davidoff Group, founded in 1980, is a Swiss-based family business that manufactures exclusive Timepieces, Writing Instruments and Leather Goods for a sophisticated clientele in addition to prestige Fragrances, Eyewear, Cognac and Coffee.

FAST FACTS

1. Davidoff Horizon has committed itself to bring together the finest ingredients the world has to offer.

2. From design, inspiration and craftsmanship – the goal is to provide ultimate quality and reliability.

TOUR DE FORCE

1. Today the Davidoff brand resonates throughout the world as one of the ultimate touchstones for exclusivity.

2. Excellence based in expertise, vision and passion is the core, the soul of Davidoff Horizon.

Resolute and Resonance

Davidoff has committed itself to bring together the finest materials and ingredients the world has to offer. From design, inspiration and craftsmanship – the goal is to provide ultimate quality and reliability. It’s all part of the Davidoff philosophy of perfection.

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The spirit of Davidoff lives on within the company as a constant source of inspiration for everything. from product development to marketing and communication. The principles of the company are clear: Products bearing the Davidoff brand must represent the finest quality, style, authenticity, honesty and positive lifestyle.

Trailblazing

Across borders and beyond boundaries, Davidoff gathers the best the world has to offer, delivering on our uncompromising promise of excellence, quality and craftsmanship. It is a holistic approach that unites all product categories with one characteristic identity – the belief that pleasure in an object of beauty combined with the highest quality and craftsmanship intensifies your sense of living fully.

Brand Commitments

Fueled by curiosity, thrilled by discovery and adventure, the founder mined the corners of the world for the most exceptional quality and uncompromising craftsmanship, believing that only what’s authentic, true and outstanding is good enough. Ultimately, he created a visionary empire true to his ideals. Today the Davidoff brand resonates throughout the world as one of the ultimate touchstones for exclusivity.

INDOFIL

INDOFIL

indofil-logoIndofil Industries Limited (Indofil), a K K Modi group flagship company, has been a well-established name in the Agricultural Chemicals as well as Specialty & Performance Chemicals Business for over 5 decades. Focused on improving the farmer economics for its customers, in India and globally, it has the ambition “To become a Global Leader in Growth with Customer Success”.

Expression of Glory

Indofil is a research-led and fully integrated chemical company has emerged as a successful and vibrant enterprise, riding high on philosophy of retaining loyalty and enlarging the fold of satisfied customers in India. The company has significant presence in international agricultural chemical market with an objective of being a most preferred supplier of Mancozeb. Its footprint has expanded considerably since its foray in the international market. The company believes in staying in tune with customer’s pulse, offering wider range of quality products, technical and logistic support, customized packing and prompt delivery. Today, the company has carved out a presence in the global arena and earned the recognition of being a reputed supplier.

FAST FACTS

1. World’s one of the largest quality Mancozeb producer.

2. Strong domestic brand and Distribution.

TOUR DE FORCE1. Excellence in concept development through innovative marketing organization.2. Focused approach on crop care concept and productivity improvement.

3. Strong R&D with GLP certified Analytical Lab and Registration team.

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Steadfast focus on research and development is what drives Indofil. The brand has a very strong domestic base and a well-recognized international presence. Both businesses viz, Agricultural Chemicals and Specialty & Performance Chemicals are poised for much faster growth through partnerships and joint ventures for manufacturing, marketing and research and development activities with prospective companies across the world. Indofil takes pride in collaborating with various partners in countries like Japan, Europe, Korea, US etc.

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The company’s operations started with Thane, Maharashtra plant that was set-up in 1962. Its capacity has increased 4 times since then, maintaining highest standards of safety and environmental compliance. Indofil continues to possess one of the most modern production facilities in the industry. It is one of the world’s largest EBDC fungicide plants, producing different variants and mixtures of the popular fungicides. It also has facility at Dahej SEZ (Special Economic Zone). Along with these two multi-product, state-of-the-art PLC-based (Programmable Logic Control) manufacturing facilities, Indofil has multiple toll units across various locations in India. The facilities are ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 certified, and the processes are fully automated with advanced equipment and environmentally-compliant machines, ensuring faster throughput and safe working conditions. Indofil further strengthened its presence in Europe by acquiring Dithane Europe business from Dow Agrosciences LLC.., USA. The brand has received several accolades in the industry. Indofil is recognized as ‘India’s Best companies to work for 2015-Top 100 list’ by Great Place to Work. Indofil also got the Second Runners up Award in the “Best Innovative Exporters 2011-12” by ECGC & Dun & Bradstreet. Dahej facility got ‘India Manufacturing Excellence Award’ by Frost & Sullivan and Economic Times.

Trailblazing

Indofil has a robust IT system which efficiently facilitates the business processes. The Company has modified its distribution network to ensure a constant interaction between the sales force, the distributor and the ultimate customer. The company has shifted its focus from Crop protection chemical supplier to Crop Care Company to promote crop care concept (right solution to crop problem). Regular Crop Care training programmes for the farmers are organized to create awareness about effective crop protection techniques to minimize crop losses and improving yields. All the business processes in the company are online and are guided through an ERP system. This is done with the objective of reaching the company’s products and services to the customers in the shortest possible time. Indofil continuously strives to develop new concepts to meet the challenges of changing requirements of the crops.

Brand Commitment

Quality Management System at the company, spearheaded by Quality Assurance Function, acknowledges the customer’s need related to the products, packing, documentation and timely delivery. The goal is to fulfill the same through well-defined and integrated processes driven by the manufacturing team, with firm conviction on: ‘First-time-right’ and ‘zero tolerance for deviations and defects’. Sustenance and enhancement of customer satisfaction are achieved by adopting a factual approach to decision making through data analysis using statistical tools including six-sigma.

VISTARA

VISTARA

vistara-logoVistara, a full-service airline, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Ltd. and Singapore Airlines (SIA). The name Vistara is drawn from the Sanskrit word Vistaar, which means limitless expanse. Just like the limitless expanse of the sky, the name also alludes to the limitless possibilities, which mirrors our ambitions.

Expression of Glory

Derived from the yantra, a perfect mathematical form representing an unbounded, perfectly balanced universe, its logo is the Vistara Star. With an eight-pointed star in the centre, the dynamically intertwined forms of the Vistara Star create a continuous shape that represents the seamless experience we will deliver.

FAST FACTS

1. Vistara’s parent company, Tata name has been respected for more than 140 years and is trusted for its adherence to strong values and business ethics.

2. The company is a global enterprise headquartered in India, and comprises over 100 operating companies.

TOUR DE FORCE1. Sixty-six percent of the equity of Tata Sons, the promoter holding company, is held by philanthropic trusts, thereby returning wealth to the society.2. Vistara, a full-service airline, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Ltd. and Singapore Airlines (SIA).

Resolute and Resonance

Vistara comes from the house of Tata companies which employ over 581,470 people worldwide. Good corporate citizenship is part of the Tata group’s DNA. Sixty-six percent of the equity of Tata Sons, the promoter holding company, is held by philanthropic trusts, thereby returning wealth to the society. As a result of this unique ownership structure and ethos of serving the community, the Tata name has been respected for more than 140 years and is trusted for its adherence to strong values and business ethics.

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The company’s core purpose is to improve the quality of life of the communities it serves globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on leadership with trust. Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise headquartered in India, and comprises over 100 operating companies with operations in more than 100 countries across six continents, exporting products and services to over 150 countries. The revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $103.27 billion (around Rs 624,757 crore) in 2013-14, with 67.2 percent of this coming from businesses outside India.

Trailblazing

When Singapore Airlines was formed in 1972, it operated a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to just 22 cities in 18 countries. With a commitment to fleet modernization, product and service innovation and market leadership, the Airline quickly distinguished itself as a world-class carrier. Today, Singapore Airlines operate a modern passenger fleet of more than 100 aircraft and its network, including Singapore Airlines Cargo and SilkAir destinations, covering a total of 109 destinations in 40 countries. In October 2007, Singapore Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, made aviation history again as the first to fly the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380.

Brand Commitments

Vistara believes in upholding the highest ethical standards in line with the Tata Group’s philosophy. Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently and has its own board of directors and shareholders, to whom it is answerable. There are 32 publicly listed Tata enterprises and they have a combined market capitalisation of about $132.35 billion (as on August 1, 2014), and a shareholder base of 3.9 million. Tata companies with significant scale include Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Teleservices, Titan, Tata Communications and Indian Hotels.