More Than Just a Business: The Story Behind a 60+ Years Legacy
Like a firefighter stepping into a blazing inferno, Sujal Shah embraced the challenge of joining her family’s six-decade-old fire equipment manufacturing business. The heat of responsibility was undeniable, but the onus to carry on the legacy ignited a fire in her belly. Industrial Safety Review took off time to hear her story – a tale of navigating opportunity and legacy in the firefighting equipment industry. Excerpts:
Q. Please give a brief overview of your background and explain your decision to become involved in the family business.
Q. What inspired you to continue and possibly innovate upon the family legacy in manufacturing firefighting equipment?
Q. You have been recently awarded the NAVRATNA AWARD by Indian Plumbing Association. Please tell us something about the same as well as your active role with other associations.
Q. Could you describe some of the key challenges you faced in the firefighting equipment manufacturing industry and how you’ve overcome them?
Q. How do you ensure that your products meet the latest safety and quality standards?
Q. In the dynamic landscape of technology, how do you ensure that you remain current and integrate the latest innovations into your range of products?
Q. May we have some insights into your entrepreneurial leadership style?
Q. Can you share a success story or a particularly innovative product or solution that your company has introduced to the firefighting equipment market?
Q. As a third-generation entrepreneur, how do you maintain the core values and traditions of your family business while adapting to changing market trends?
Q. How do you manage global competition and maintain the competitiveness of your firefighting equipment on an international scale?
Q. What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs, especially those who may be considering joining a family business with a rich history?
Q. Can you share your perspective on the future of firefighting equipment manufacturing and the trends you anticipate in the industry?
Q. Finally, what is your vision for your company and the impact you hope to make in the field of fire safety and prevention?