Q. Gunnebo India has gained remarkable positioning in the safety & security solutions industry; please share with us how did the company achieve this position?
Gunnebo India as a group has grown through organic and inorganic means in India. A key to our success is our ability to produce high quality products which meet or exceed the specifications laid down by the Bureau of Indian Standards.
Today a majority of our product offering in India is certified and delivers quality of performance unmatched in the industry, which plays a very important factor for our market differentiation and success.
Q. Gunnebo has been operational in India & worldwide; please outline its overall business activities (tie-ups, associations, reach, network)?
Gunnebo today has sales companies in 32 markets across the globe. Besides, we also have representation in over 100 markets through a well-developed network of agents and distributors. The key market segments that we operate in are Safe Storage, Cash Management, Entrance Control & Integrated Security.
The Gunnebo Group has a portfolio of strong brands, several of which have a history stretching back hundreds of years. Over time these brands are known to deliver reliable high quality and well designed products and solutions.
Q. Can you elaborate more about the product portfolio & it’s applications?
Our offering in Safe Storage includes:
- High Security Safes with Biometric Access Control
- Fire & Burglary Resistant Safes
- Fire Resistant Filling, Record and Media storage cabinets
- Vault Doors & Strong Room Doors
- Safe Deposit Lockers – Standard & Modular
- Automated Lockers Systems
- Home & Office Safes
- ATM Safes
Cash Management solutions comprise a broad range of Cash Deposit, Dispensing and Recycling Solutions including
- Currency Sorting Machines
- High Speed Deposit Machines
- Teller Cash Recyclers
As a global leader in Entrance
Control we offer solutions for control over people and vehicle movement to, from and around a site with products like:
- Speed Gates
- Boarding and Immigration Gates for Airports
- Ticket Gates for Metros
- Interlocking Doors
- Security Doors & Partitions (Bullet/Blast/Fireproof etc)
- Vehicle Access
As part of retail security we offer complete Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) solutions for retail which include products like:
- Mobile Stands
- Deactivation Equipment
Our integrated security portfolio includes products and solutions for Fire, Safety and Security for commercial buildings, industries and high end residential complexes. We offer:
- Fire Extinguishers and Hydrant Accessories
- Automatic Panel & Room Fire Protection
- Kitchen Hood Fire Suppression System
- Integrated Security Solutions and Service
Q. What are your plans to position these products in India & as well as in global market?
Gunnebo is the world’s No 1 supplier in the security segment especially in safes and vaults category. It operates under the global brands like Chubbsafes, Steelage, Hamilton Safes, Fichet Bauche and Secure line. Gunnebo has installed over 40,000 machines in the retail cash management sector and is a leading player through its brands SafePay & Sallen.
Gunnebo is a global leader – offering control over people and vehicle movement to, from and around a site. When it comes to high end entrance and perimeter protection products, Gunnebo solutions remain second to none. Most of the vital high-risk buildings, factories, defense establishments and embassies across the globe are protected by Gunnebo Security Solutions.
In India, we want to position our solutions as the preferred choice within the business segments we operate in. Customers often choose a solution from Gunnebo, knowing well that we are one of the few who can provide them peace of mind!
Q. Please brief us about Gunnebo’s corporate governance & corporate responsibility missions (if any)?
The foundation for Gunnebo’s CSR engagement lies in the Global Compact Principles and the UN declaration of human rights.
Besides this, Gunnebo India run local CSR engagements throughout the year.
Q. How do you foresee “India” as a potential market, what are the prospects?
India is one of the most important market for Gunnebo and our presence in Safe Storage and Fire Business is well acknowledged.
We see immense potential for our products as India is scheduled to take a huge leap in its infrastructural growth in mass transit and transportation development in the country. We aim to support in creating a safer future in the growth of smart cities by providing product and solutions to make communities feel safe and protected.
While banks will still be the dominant part of our business, we see interesting opportunities within the Fire Safety & Entrance Control businesses, where we still have many untapped market segments to grow.
Q. According to you how is the global safety & security solutions industry performing?
Rapid urbanization conjoined with a growing trend of AI and IoT in safety & security applications, rising criminal activities and terrorist threats are the main drivers for growth currently. The global market for the solution segment is expected to be growing, as individuals, law enforcement agencies, and government agencies are concerned about securing public and private infrastructure. The public safety and security market size which is estimated around US$ 250 billion is expected to double by year 2022.
Q. What are technology trends that are driving the security solutions business?
Increasing application of biometric enabled solutions in areas like Airport Security, Pedestrian, Access Control and the like.
The trend is to improve security levels and simultaneously explore opportunities for automation to improve productivity. Examples are applications like Airport Security, Boarding Process and Cash Handling which with the increased use of biometric authentication would require minimal human intervention.
Q. Can you elaborate more about the factors that are affecting the safety & security solutions business?
The industry is currently fragmented and mainly dominated by the unorganized sector due to lack of awareness about quality and reliability. Customers prefer products which meet compliance and may not be willing to invest in innovative and technologically advanced products. With Smart Cities requirements with detailed product specifications, there will be big opportunities in safety & security solutions business.
Q. Lastly, being the prudent leader of the company where do you want to take Gunnebo India in near future?
We would like Gunnebo to be positioned as the thought leader of safety and security solutions among core segments in India.