"I want to drive the market – I don't want to be driven by it. My guiding principle is: change the market before it changes you."
Kunwer Sachdev is the CEO and founder of Su-Kam Power Systems and looks after the topmost inverter production company in India.
Kunwer Sachdev does not come from a technical background. The man having a degree in law, who started out by making pens and eventually venturing out to the cable TV business, had known little that he will be the one to revolutionize the inverter industry in India.
He says he got into power electronics more by chance rather than by design.
Armed with Honours in Mathematical Statistics from Hindu college and LLB from University of Delhi, he immersed himself in understanding how an inverter works and he gained the knowledge that went on to be the guiding light in getting the company to be at the top.
He realized that a country like India with a perpetual shortfall in power supply needed a reliable power back-up solution which is a necessity, not a luxury. He was thus determined to give India, the finest products based on the most advanced technologies.
When Su-Kam was created, the power back-up industry in India was completely unorganized, characterized by poor product quality and low technology. But with a relentless pursuit this customer centric company has made itself the unquestioned market leader today.