"Business Personality in Focus"

Mr. Ramesh Datla
Mg Director, Elico Ltd, Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Elico Ltd is an ISO 9001 Company, dedicated to manufacturing of Electronic Analytical Instruments, Professional Grade Switches and Software Development & Services.Mr. Ramesh Datla MS from Wichita state university, Kansas,is the managing director of ELICO limited. He is also a member of the national council for small industry, CII and is the president of Instrumentation systems and automation society (ISA), Hyderabad section and vice chairman for Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), AP.

Mr Ramesh Datla has recently been elected Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) Andhra Pradesh Chapter for 2004-05.Mr Datla was the Vice-Chairman and Convenor of Industry-Institute Interaction Panel of CII (AP) last year.

ELICO, The First Electronic Industry in the state of Andhra Pradesh, was incorporated in 1960 at Hyderabad, as "Electronics and Industrial Instruments Co. Pvt. Ltd". The Company started its venture with the manufacturing of pH Meters for the first time in India and kept on adding several firsts in the areas of Spectrophotometry, Electrochemistry, Flame Photometry, Water Quality Analysis, Gas Analysis etc.

In 1970, the company name was changed to ELICO Pvt. Ltd.,and in 1995, the company was converted into a Limited company.

In 1976, ELICO diversified into manufacture of Professional Grade Switches and introduced a wide range of Toggle and Push Button Switches for use in Consumer Electronics and Telecommunication Industries. These Switches were accorded approvals by the Defence and Telecom establishments like CACT, LCSO, EXACT, C-DoT etc., Some of these switches confirm to MIL-83731, JSS 51201 and are going through IECQ approvals.

To be on par with International Quality Standards, in 1996 the company has obtained ISO 9001 Certification for Design, Development, Manufacturing and Servicing of Analytical Instruments and Professional Grade Switches. At present it is working towards CE Certification for all of its products.

R&D is the backbone of ELICO. To keep pace with technology , the company had established its own R&D wing, which is recognized by the Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt.of India.

The company’s contribution to the industry has been recognized for many a time. ELICO has won a number of Awards for its R&D efforts in introducing new products. Prominent among them is the National Award for R&D efforts in Industry from the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research and the Department of Electronics, Government of India.

The company has a network of Sales & Services Centres in important cities and Authorised Agents/Dealers in other major towns and countries. ELICO is exporting its products to various countries.

In 1988 ELICO forayed into software providing microprocessor based Embedded Solutions to its customers. Since 1992 GUI based Instrumentation Software solutions are being developed and offered as a bundled solution to its clientele.

In 1999 ELICO established a 100% Export Oriented Software Division for BPO Services for US based clients.

June' 2004


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