|Name of the delegate
||Mr. Prakash Kumar Khemani
|About the delegate
- Prakash is a management and finance professional from one of the leading MBA institutes of India i.e. FMS, Delhi, with more than seventeen years of progressive experience in manufacturing, selling, services and commodity trading.
- Prakash started his career by working as a marketing associate at Tata Steel and is currently the Director of the Suraj group of companies.
||Suraj Logistix Pvt. Ltd
|About the organization
- Suraj Logistix is a key player in polymer processing in east India having expertise in all major forms of polymer processing such as extrusion for PVC pipes, HDPE pipes, injection and rotational molding, tape line for raffia and looms for making raffia fabric.
- Suraj Logistix maintains its own fleet of dedicated vehicles for time bound supply of material.
||706, New Sitaramdera, PO : Agrico Jamshedpur – 831009, India
|Professional affiliations / memberships
- Vice President of SCCI ( Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce & Industry)
- Chief Coordinator of AIPMA ( All India Plastics Manufacturers Association)
- Member of FICCI ( Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
- Conveyor of Indian Plastic Federation (IPF)
- Member of AIFTMA (All India Flat Tape Manufacturers Association)
- Member of Blow Moulders Association of India (BMAI)
- Prakash took up institutional sales promotion for ACC Cement Ltd in June 1994 and shortly made a major breakthrough by getting orders from almost all major companies across India, resulting into a dominant market share of 40% for institutional sales in the former state of Bihar.
- In 1995 when Tata Steel started their cement business, Prakash was approached to take up their C&F (Clearing & Forwarding) agency for Jamshedpur. On 1st August 1995 Prakash took up the business and within a period of 8 months they could achieve market leader position in Prakash’s area of operation with market share exceeding 32%.
- When Lafarge (World leader in cement) took over the cement business from Tata Steel in 1999, Prakash was retained as their C&F agent and this business continues till today having a market share of 37% in Prakash’s area of operation with the highest realization.
- In 2006, Prakash along with his brother Deepak, an engineer from IIT Kanpur, decided to put up a manufacturing facility for polymer products at Jamshedpur since they saw the market shifting from steel pipes to polymer pipes and from concrete tanks to plastic tanks. Sensing the opportunity, they put up a state-of-the-art plant in the industrial area.
- The first year saw a small turnover of US$ 60,000 with 6 dealers. It was difficult to penetrate the market with competing national players combined with the presence of very strong regional players. However, in 2015 (last financial year), they closed with a turnover of US$ 21.67 million with 4,856 counters selling their products across 7 states in India and have today become a brand to reckon with in their area of operation.
|Objectives of visit to USA
- Open to explore investments in USA.
- Interested in JV for manufacture of LPG composite cylinders.
- Interested in new technology for PVC pipes and other plastic products.
- Interested in finding buyers for PP woven sacks.
|Interested in meeting
- Looking forward to meet EDO's.
- Looking forward to meet manufacturers of plastic manufacturing equipment and manufacturers of LPG composite cylinders.
- Looking forward to meet buyers of PP woven sacks.