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Onward Technologies: Kernel of Faster Time-to-market & Cost Effective Engineering Design & IT Consulting Services

Onward Technologies: Kernel of Faster Time-to-market & Cost Effective Engineering Design & IT Consulting Services

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Jigar Mehta, Managing Director, Lokendra Panwar, Sr VP - Client Relations,& Vignesh Kumar, Sr VP - SalesWhile the engineering service providers in India are transforming to be key stakeholders in product development, this fast-paced manufacturing industry is also making strides for the country’s growth on a global scale. Carving its avenues in tune with market trends stands Onward Technologies (BSE: 517536 & NSE: ONWARDTEC), a pioneering services and solutions provider in the mechanical engineering design and IT consulting realms, attending to all the needs and challenges of global organizations.

The company was established in 1991 by Harish S. Mehta (Founder & Executive Chairman), who was also Deputy Chairman & MD of Onward - Novell (a 50:50 JV between Onward Group & Novell), Co-Founder of NASSCOM, Director of Indian Angel Network(IAN)and many more. In an exclusive conversation with CEO Insights, Jigar Mehta(Managing Director) talks about Onward Technologies strategies and ideas to compete, succeed and continue to innovate to be ahead of the curve while growing consistently.

How do you ensure to craft your engineering services accordingly through every phase of product design & development?
As product development is crucial for any manufacturing company, we handhold our clients through all its phases by delivering comprehensive engineering solutions in shorter time cycles and within budget. To examine these products during their design phase, we have created Analytically Driven Design & Development(AD3)approach, a unique blend of CAD, FEA and CFD that interfaces simulation and CAD to predict product performance and reduce the costs on prototype design and physical testing. Later in the manufacturing process, we assist our clients in process planning, machine tools selection, tooling & fixture design, plant layout design, installation and commissioning of machines along with extended support on vendor
qualification. In addition to this, we also create product documentation along with complex interactive electronic technical manuals and publications infused with alluring illustrations and animations.

Later in the manufacturing process, we assist our clients in process planning, machine tools selection, tooling & fixture design, plant layout design, installation and commissioning of machines along with extended support on vendor qualification


What other services & support do you offer? How do you incorporate every trend in digitalization?
Our vision is to be recognized as one stop solution provider in both the areas of product design and manufacturing engineering. We are incorporating number of state of the art technologies to help build a digital enterprise. To offer value added services we have already incorporated technologies like artificial intelligence, Cloud solutions, Machine learning, augmented reality, data analytics etc. in our service and business portfolios.

Within transportation, we are offering solutions in embedded systems ECU development functionalities in body control modules, advanced driver assistant system (ADAS), Telematics, IOT, Infotainment, HMI etc. along with AUTOSAR and functional safety (ISO26262) across domains. In-fact we have also started incorporating DOE (deign of Experiments) in our solutions to give best in class services at a best price. As e-mobility is becoming reality and most of the governments wants to move towards clean energy solutions, we have also added expertise in the areas of battery management systems, algorithm development, some functionalities in light weighting.

Within Manufacturing engineering, we believe that we are quite unique in robotics and our tailor made solutions in this domain takes us closer to smart factory and industry 4.0. In real sense we are working towards connecting shop floor to top floor, where in ERP systems are getting feeds from all different types of sensors and equipment’s from shop floor to reduce the down times, meet the highest quality
requirements, control all slippages, and control all types of costs related to production. All this data collected in Gigabytes sorted out intelligently with embedded analytics, which will be made available to all stakeholders with click across globe.

What are your plans for the future and how do you assure to achieve them effectively?
Our 2600+ team strong organization is structured across four business units, which drive the revenue and profitability across their segments. Across the Leadership Team, we have Industry experts to drive and lead each of the business units well supported by Finance and HR Leadership. Company is constantly investing in new and upcoming technologies and competencies, which will help customers remain competitive. With all this, the firm envisages a healthy sustainable profitable growth year over year. In a nutshell, we leverage our expertise to guide and provide ramp-up on-demand across the globe on a short notice and deliver flexible, agile and cost effective business models to all our clients’ businesses.

Key Management:
Jigar Mehta, Managing Director
A second-generation entrepreneur, Jigar joined Onward in 2001 and grew through the ranks in various departments across the company. In May 2016, he took over as the Managing Director of the company and serves on the Board of Directors of Onward Technologies & its wholly owned subsidiaries - Onward eServices Ltd., Onward Technologies Inc & Onward Technologies GmBh.

Lokendra Panwar, Sr VP – Client Relations
Lokendra joined Onward in 2014 and focuses on international markets of US, Europe and UK of Onward. He carries rich 19+ years of experience in the industry primarily working on development of enabling technologies for product development.

Vignesh Kumar, Sr VP – Sales
Vignesh joined Onward in 2017 and focuses on India market focusing on key strategic customer relationships and product re-selling business of Onward. He brings with him more than 24 years of experience in selling Enterprise Software Solutions to manufacturing companies.

Offerings:
• Engineering Design Services
• IT Services
• Product Sales & Support


Offices: Mumbai(HQ), Pune, Chennai, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Frankfurt, and Birmingham