Pune Press Meet

Press Release
• Johnson Lifts, Steadily holding No. 1 Position in India in the lift industry with 22% market share
• To provide escalators and lifts at Metro and Railway stations in Maharashtra at an estimated cost of 300 crores
• To provide elevators in 29 Metro Stations in Pune at 52 crs.
• Expansion to the smaller towns in Kolhapur, Solapur and Shirdi
• New Lift factory at Sengadu,T.N. to produce additional 6000 units per annum & Heavy Duty Escalator line at Oragadam for 600 Escalators.
• Expected turn over in Maharashtra is 200 crs by 2022

Johnson Lifts with a comprehensive product range in elevators and escalators has had an exponential growth in the last 10 years. They have provided infrastructure to public service projects pan India and have done 12 Metro Projects, 27 Airports and over 800 + Elevators in Railway Stations.

Despite Multi-Nationals having entered the Indian market, Johnson Lifts continues to be No.1 in India and is manufacturing over 12000 units annually. “There has been a significant growth in the opportunities available owing to the major urban infrastructure development programs. The growing opportunities have attracted many multinational players, hence bringing in stiff competition in excellence and efficiency. Johnson Lifts is proud to face this competition and still be preferred, thus retaining our No. 1 position with 22% market share,” said Mr.Albert Dhiraviyam, Country Head – Marketing.

Mr.Albert Dhiraviyam, further added that “Johnson Lifts continues to be No. 1, despite multinational players in the market, owing to their established strong After Sales Service Network, Service Practices, Quick Responses and capability in large Project Management.” Timely launch of new technology, customer centric models with competitive pricing, ensuring Value for Money with committed deliverables has been an added advantage.

Apart from their presence in 6 overseas countries, Nepal, Srilanka, Tanzania, Dubai, Bhutan and Myanmar, their coverage in India is through 54 branches with a 10,000 strong employee base.
“In 2009, JLPL clocked a Sales Turnover of Rs. 419 crores with 5200 units and in 2019 we have crossed Rs. 2000 crores with 12000+ units being delivered, thereby ensuring over 22% market share. ” said Mr. Albert Dhiraviyam.

New Factory
From two factories in 2009, Johnson Lifts has expanded to four factories in 2019 with a combined facility that produces 16000 Lifts per annum. “Foreseeing the growth in Lift requirements and the need for Heavy Duty Escalators, a new integrated, fully automated lift factory is now ready for production at a 1.4 lakh sqm facility at Sengadu, T.N. This factory will be able to produce an additional 6000 Lifts per annum. Also an additional line for Heavy Duty Escalators has been installed at the factory in Oragadum,T.N. This additional line will be able to produce 600 Escalators per annum” said Mr.Albert Dhiraviyam

Pune – Metro and Railways
The Central Government schemes for major Urban Infra Structure Development programmes in India like Metro Rail Projects, UDAN – Regional Airport development and regional connectivity scheme, and the modernization of Airports, Railways Stations, Bus Terminals and Foot Over Bridges at important junctions has given rise to a great opportunity for heavy duty escalators and lifts used in Mass Transportation systems in different parts of India. “Johnsons had recently bagged contracts for over 300 crs in Maharashtra from Metro and the Railways to provide lifts and escalators. Having already done 12 Metro projects, Johnson’s has also been awarded the contract to set up elevators at Pune Metro stations from Tukaram Nagar to Swargate Station running to 37 kilometres at a cost of 52 Crores. The project is expected to be completed by 2021. The company has also installed 3000 kgs lift in TATA Motors factory, Chinchiwad, which manufactures BS6 vehicles. Realising the growing market and its potential in Western India, Johnson is setting up offices in small towns near Pune such as Kolhapur, Solapur and Shirdi. Having done 120 crores in Maharashtra, the company is looking forward to do 200 Crores by 2022” said Mr. Abhijit Gawaskar – Branch Manager.

About Johnson Lifts
Johnson Lifts, India’s leading manufacturer of Elevators and Escalators, was started 56 years ago in 1963. Providing elevator products right from small home lifts to large elevators for commercial buildings and public utility, Johnson Lifts was the 1st company to have its own manufacturing facility for escalators in India. With their first plant in Vyasarpadi, Ambattur, Poonamallee, subsequently at Nagpur and then at Oragadam, Johnson is the only company in India that has been manufacturing Commercial & Heavy Duty Escalators since 2010.

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