We can produce 1,50,000 kms of cable per year and we plan to reach 3,00,000 kms of output in the next one year.
–Mr. Niranjan Sharma
Mr. Niranjan Sharma, Managing Director, Claron Fibreoptics Pvt. Ltd., talks about the manufacturing capabilities of the company, their plans with regard to the initiatives launched by the Government, and map out their future plans in an exclusive interview with team Wire & Cable India.
Wire & Cable India: Could you please give us a glimpse into the business journey of Claron Fibre Optics Pvt. Ltd. and the milestones the company has attained so far?
Niranjan Sharma: Claron Fibreoptics Pvt. Ltd. was established in 2017 as the first exclusive manufacturer for FTTH cables in India and it has further diversified into manufacturing all kinds of optical fibre cables for telecom, internet, CATV and FTTH segments. We connect with the end user directly and upon understanding their applications, we can provide products suiting their requirements.
With our corporate office in Mumbai and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Medchal, Hyderabad in Telangana, we cater to Indian and International customers with superior quality optical fibre cables. Also, due to our commitment to quality and timely catering to customer requirements, we’ve become a preferred supplier to some major Indian and International users in a very short span of time.
WCI: Please elaborate on the manufacturing capabilities of the company and the core competencies which have helped you in making your mark in the optical fibre cable market.
NS: With a strong technical team and quality-driven approach, we are now regarded as one of the biggest manufacturers of optical fibre cables in South India. Currently, we can produce 1,50,000 kms of cable per year and we plan to reach 3,00,000 kms of output in the next one year. Our USP has always been fastest delivery time in the industry along with strong technical capabilities.
“We are planning to expand our product range for other telecom cables very shortly.”
WCI: What is the product range offered by the company? Are there any plans to expand the product range in the near future?
NS: Our product range includes unarmored and armored cables, ADSS, tight buffer, simplex, duplex, premise distribution cables, Fig-8 and FTTH cables ranging from 1F-144F. At present, we are focusing on expanding our capacities for existing product range with special focus on FTTH. We are also planning to expand our product range for other telecom cables very shortly.
WCI: Could you please define the market presence of Claron Fibre Optics – both globally and domestically? What are your plans to expand your market presence by entering into new geographies?
NS: We are majorly a global player with more than 60 percent of our production being exported to different geographical locations across the globe. We are a trusted partner to many companies in India and overseas as we believe in personalized service. We provide fastest delivery to customer satisfaction, which has been our USP since inception.
WCI: There’s been a surge in demand for optical fibre cables and FTTH, keeping in view the transformational projects like PM-WANI in conjunction with BharatNet, and the upcoming 5G rollout will significantly boost the optical fibre cable market. How do you relate these projections to the prospects of your company’s growth?
NS: At the outset, we had started the production on a very small scale in 2017 with special focus on the FTTH segment. Our vision was to become a pioneer for a product segment which is now picking up momentum. We had started our company during the time of ‘Make in India’ initiative promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the last few years, we have seen a surge in requirements owing to BharatNet project and we are proud to be contributing our part in this initiative. We are awaiting the upcoming 5G rollout and are fully prepared to be a major part of the same.
WCI: As innovation is particularly crucial for any manufacturing company to grow and sustain in the near and long term, what is your approach towards incorporating automation, R&D and innovation in your business?
NS: With our experience in the industry, we have been able to create a system-driven organization and use automation as much as possible. As we are a growing company, we have the specific need of R&D, and we are focusing on the same with a drive to bring in new application-based products to the Indian market. Our dedicated R&D team is working on several new designs and we shall be having some major breakthrough shortly.
“With our present manufacturing capabilities, we are proud to say that we are in the top ten optical fiber cable companies in India.”
WCI: Have there been any recent developments at Claron Fibre Optics? What is the future roadmap of the company going ahead?
NS: Indian OFC consumption is slated to grow at a CAGR of close to 20% every year for the next 5-7 years. With special initiatives by the government on making Digital India, we are foreseeing huge opportunities in the coming years.
With our present manufacturing capabilities, we are proud to say that we are in the top ten optical fibre cable companies in India. We are aggressively working on increasing our global footprint and we plan to be in the top five OFC manufacturers in India by next year.