Sloan India, the Indian subsidiary of US-based Sloan Valve Company - a leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, is eyeing business opportunities in the government's push for smart cities and airport privatisation. In fact the government has earmarked Rs 16.29 lakh crore towards urban development that includes smart cities, and Rs 1.43 lakh crore towards airport development over the next five years in its recently unveiled National Infrastructure Pipeline. Sloan which entered the Indian market in early 2017, started its first batch of commercial production in India in December 2019. Fully geared up with a corporate office and production unit in Haryana's Gurugram, the company is now focusing on expanding its operations.
“Smart cities has not emerged the way it was announced but we are working with couple of smart cities,” said Anup Kumar Tripathi, country head at Sloan, in an interaction with a business daily. “In Vijaywada, we are working with the local government. Sustainability is key when we are working on a smart city. Besides, we have been able to get some business from existing infrastructure,” he said. Sloan is also working at six airports to finalise the specifications on the products at airport restroom, he informed.
The company is also exploring tie-ups with luxury real estate developers in the country; it already has tie-ups with developers in Bengaluru, and also with tech companies, hotels and a holiday group. Globally Sloan is known for providing smart sustainable restroom solutions by manufacturing water-efficient products such as flushometers, electronic faucets, sink systems, soap dispensing systems, and vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets. As for the Indian market, it will launch products that will help meet the water crisis staring several states.