Sanjeeb Kumar Subudhi(Packing a Punch with Polymer) started his venture Krishna Polymer in April 1997. The spirit of entrepreneurship was in his genes. His father owned a crusher unit. But Sanjeeb had other plans. He was struck by polymer business. He studied at the Central Institute of Plastics & Engineering Technology (CIPET).
With an unwavering focus on polymer products, he(Packing a Punch with Polymer) started his business at the industrial estate at Bargarh.
“We manufacture UPBC electrical pipes, PVC pipes, PVC soft pipes, agriculture suction pipes used in diesel pumps and electrical conduit pipes. All our products are ISO 9001:2015 certified. We are also registered with the Directorate of Export Promotion & Marketing (EPM) though we are not exporting any products”, said Subudhi.
Besides Odisha, Krishna Polymer supplies products to contiguous state Chhattisgarh.
The company has an annual turnover of Rs two crore. Presently, the firm employs 30 permanent employees while 15-20 others are partly engaged.
Krishna Polymer has a dealership network of 25 outlets across Odisha. Moreover, the company has five to seven dealers in Chhattisgarh.
“Initially, we did not get much support from the government. But now we are getting all the benefits from the government authorities. GeM (Government e-Marketplace) has also proved to be useful”, he said.
Going ahead, Subudhi(Packing a Punch with Polymer) is raring to foray into the food processing business, one of the six focus sectors listed by the Odisha government in its Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR), 2015.
The sector holds aloft enormous promise given its emphasis on value accretion and benefits to farmers.
His counsel to the future entrepreneurs: “Plan more visits to successful industrial factories. Focus on streamlining raw material supplies”.