UPVC Window and Door Manufacturers Association (UWDMA) organised a workshop that addressed the issues of quality window production and sales to create better value for uPVC windows and their producers. The event was organised at The Lutyens Hotel, Sultanpur, New Delhi on 31st January 2019. The workshop witnessed a large gathering of industry people.
Architects Amit Gupta and Britta Knobel Gupta from Studio Symbiosys, a Noida based wellknown architectural studio, were the guest speakers. Amit Malhotra (Treasurer & Marketing Head, UWDMA) warmly welcomed the chief guests and the delegates. The program started with the opening speech of Mario Schmidt, President of UWDMA and MD of Lingel Windows.
Mario gave an insight into all the activities and events organised by UWDMA. He also shared his views on the uPVC window industry. The program agenda included a welcome address to the new members and UWDMA updates, UWDMA Quality sales team window presentation, and an open forum discussion.
Ar. Amit Gupta enthralled the audience with a presentation on a wide array of his projects, including the new Gwalior Railway Station project, the office for the newspaper Punjab Kesari, Convention Centres in Africa and many more. Ar. Gupta spoke on the importance of materials and their right use in architecture and design.
This was followed by the sponsor presentation by Renolit, which spoke about the company and its products and plans. Jignasa Sutar from McCoy Soudal spoke about the importance of sealants in providing proper acoustics and in energy conservation.
The keynote speech was given by Manish Bansal, CEO & Director of Window Magic. He spoke on methods to assure quality installation of windows. “As a manufacturer, we need to educate customers about the importance of quality against price and also educate them about the after sales cost too,” he said. He explained the need for after sales surveys to understand the problems of the customers, which in turn assure the sales of quality products.
Bansal also spoke about the strategies for winning orders and quality assurance. In the end, the event also had an open forum discussion in which the delegates and the speakers discussed a few interesting things about the window & door industry. The workshop was appreciated by all the participants.
Certificates were distributed to the first batch of students who successfully completed and passed the course conducted by the UWDMA Skill Development Centre, which offered a six months training programme to its first batch of 15 students. The centre imparted skills to produce and install different types of uPVC windows and doors to these students.
Many graduates from the centre were given jobs in the members’ companies with a salary ranging from 8 to 10,000 per month. The event concluded with a networking dinner.