We have been creating new solutions to adapt to the changing conditions: C Mahajan, General Manager - Organisational Process Safety, Dekra India

  • June 14, 2021

What are the key milestones achieved by Dekra (India) in 2020 what's the plan for Dekra (India) in 2021?

The biggest achievement of Dekra in 2020 is to have kept all its employees’ safe through the Corona pandemic. Our plan for 2021 emphasizes on the safety of our colleagues and clients through these difficult times. Dekra identified the need of supporting the clients online in various studies, thus keeping its own employees safe while delivering the values.

How big is the TIC (Testing, Inspection, and Certification) market globally? What are the industry trends?

The global TIC market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% from US $204.2 billion in 2020 to US $243.7 billion in 2025. The primary reasons for this rise in demand is the increasing need for safety, surge in the illicit trade of counterfeit and pirated goods, advancements in networking and communication technologies, and inclination toward outsourced TIC services.

What are Dekra India’s solutions to clients in chemical and pharmaceutical industry?

Dekra India provides technical services and solutions in the field of safety namely: Risk Management, Health & Safety Management, Process Safety Engineering, Reliability & Maintainability, Organizational Behavioral Safety – Human Factor, Process Safety Testing, Process Safety Instruments, Process Safety Equipment for chemical, pharma and various industries/sector across PAN India.

In specific field of product testing, we provide Connectivity Testing, Medical Device Services, Product Certification – Global Market Access, Automotive Testing, Cybersecurity, EMC & RF Testing, and Product Safety Testing. In the specific field of cybersecurity, we have launched CyberSafePS, a solution to assess vulnerability of plants fully compliant with IEC62443 and OG0086.

In specific field of industrial inspection, we provide Shop Inspection, Site Inspection, Plant Safety Inspections, Expediting, Vendor Assessment Services, Mechanized & Advance NDT Inspections, Asset Integrity Management, Lifting Equipment, Cranes, Machinery, Construction Control & Site Safety, Predictive Maintenance Inspections, Statutory Certification – PED, and TRCU.

Which key clients you signed in 2020 and 2021?

Key clients signed in 2020 are FMC Cheminova India Limited, Aarti Industries, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Pidilite Industries Limited, L'Oreal India Pvt. Limited, Asian Paints Limited, Aurobindo Pharma Limited, PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt. Limited, and IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited.

Key clients signed in 2021 are QAPCO, Sohar International Urea Oman, Total, Gulbransen, Aurigene Pharmaceuticals Services Limited, Asian Paints Limited, Shreas Industries, Sajjan India, and Orion Pharma.

How is Dekra India addressing the challenges faced by the oil & gas industry and solutions offered? Key clients signed in India?

With digitalization coming up as a key trend in various sectors (including Oil & Gas), we have been able to continuously support our clients, creating new solutions and revamping existing ones to adapt them to the changing conditions in different regions. Key clients signed in 2020 are Cairn Oil & Gas (Vedanta Limited), Godavari Biorefineries Limited, IG Petrochemicals Limited, and Dubai Natural Gas Co. Limited. Key clients signed in 2021 are Torrent Gas, HAL Offshore, Tata Projects, and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.

The company is developing and launching the safety concept behind the new Hydrogen powered HYRAZE league? The solutions provided by Dekra India?

Yes, our colleagues from the automotive division are heavily involved in the HYRAZE project. In relation with the current hydrogen hype, and in an industrial environment, Dekra India supporting a very diverse range of clients in different projects, including hydrogen production, distribution and consumption.

How has Dekra India performed during FY 2020-21 and what is the forecast in FY 2021-22?

Dekra India’s turnover for FY 2020-21 was 1.6 million EURO and forecast for FY 2021-22 is 2.3 million EURO.

The vision for the company in 2025 is to see DEKRA as the global partner for a safe world. How do you plan to achieve this feat?

I would like to mention the internal reorganization started in 2020 and codenamed TOM2020. It is helping us to understand better the needs of our clients, and to provide them with more transversal support.