• Johnson Lifts, Steadily holding No. 1 Position in India in the lift industry with 22% market share
• To provide 828 escalators and 365 lifts across Metro and Railway stations in Mumbai, Kolkotta and Bangalore at an estimated cost of 672.74 crs
• Delhi to be the Regional Hub with 1500 employees
• New State of the Art facility for Delhi/NCR at Noida with – Simulation Training Centre for Lifts, Customers Experience Centre, Customer Helpline, Classroom Training & Stores with 25cr investment.
• New Lift factory at Sengadu,T.N. to produce additional 6000 units per annum & Heavy Duty Escalator line at Oragadam for 600 Escalators.
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 in the market,” 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.
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 500 Escalators per annum” said Mr.Albert Dhiraviyam
Indian Metro, Railways and Airport
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.
“The Metro Rail and the Railways have awarded us the contracts worth Rs.673 crs. to manufacture and install 828 Escalators and 365 Lifts for stations in Mumbai, Kolkatta and Bangalore. For the upcoming inter terminal Airport project in Chennai, we are to install 50 escalators, 41 lifts and 12 moving walks” said Mr. Samuel T.B. Jacob – General Manager.
Realising the growing market and its potential in North India, Johnson is expanding their Noida office to be their Regional Hub for Noida, Faridabad, Agra, Dehradun, Sonipat, Chandigarh and Lucknow with 1200 employees. In view of this Mr.Pankaj Tiwari – Regional Manager said “We are also setting up a State of the Art facility at this Regional office with a Simulation Training Centre for Lifts, Experience Centre for Customers, Customer Helpline Centre, Regional classroom Training , Regional Stores etc. This new facility will enable better response to customers, immediate availability of Spares, Service training for technicians thereby providing high quality service in an extremely short response time, there by garnering high customer satisfaction.”
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.