Lingel will continue to capitalise on the uPVC segment and introduce new product categories to fulfil the needs of its customer base says Mario Schmidt, Managing Director, Lingel Windows and Doors Technologies.

What are the trending technologies in the doors and windows industry?
uPVC has been the hot pick for various reasons. Not only is it eco-friendly but also energy efficient. Windows made of uPVC structures provide higher performance, are efficient in saving energy and can be sustained for a longer period.

But now with the Internet of things and customers have becomes very tech savvy they expect more than just a window. For instance the : The glass conservatory which is remote controlled or the smart windows that we have just launched are the breakthrough in technology for the industry. The smart windows will give a forecast of the weather, pollution, security and much more. The customer will get all the details on the mobile. This is one of a kind, unique window that works on a wi-fi. This will make life easy for the customer and many things will be taken care of.

What is your strategy to expand business for your existing product range?
We are located in more than 20 strategic cities but to make our product more accessible to customers we are expanding our dealer network extensively. Besides that we also increasing skilled staff and giving extensive skill training to them. Every Lingel employee is trained with skills to help the company forge its way to the next milestone,

What is your expectation from the industry bodies and policy makers to capitalise the present market?
Initially, there were very few fabricators but now with many fabricators selling inferior quality windows and doors,the guidelines and policies have to be in place. The uPVC Windows & Doors Manufacturers Association (uWDMA) has put in place some guidelines we (uWDMA) is running frequently awareness campaigns and creates knowledge sharing platforms within the industry. We ensure that this is followed by our company. Further to that we (uWDMA) is working since 2010 with the BIS to get the first standard on windows in Place. Even here we had good movements during 2019. The National building code NBC latest update has for the first time glass and glazing as an newly added chapter. There we (GGKF) Glass and Glazing knowledge forum is organizing awareness campaigns across the country on safety, security and energy saving aspects.

What is your company’s outlook for 2022?
We have completed 1500 plus projects during the last financial year, and this just says it all about our product and quality that we provide to our customers. Keeping the same optimistic attitude, we will be introducing new product categories to fulfil the needs of our customer base. We are looking to expanding aggressively and making it a 100 crore plus business. This will help increase the number of customers which also means more revenue.

Mario Schmidt, Managing Director, Lingel Windows and Doors Technologies.

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