Mr. Gotz and Till Schmiedeknecht, co-owners along with Nitin Jadhav, Country Manager, India of Salamander Door and Windows Systems speak on how their products are specifically designed for the Indian market, hence enriching it.
What are your crucial strength and core values that have made you one of the premium brands for Doors and Windows?
Salamander decided not to enter the Indian market with the old European system but with a modern state-of-the-art system that was only developed for the Indian market. We initiated a massive investment in the Indian system based on what had previously not been perfect in service and what we had learned from our deep experience developing systems. Consequently, we can enrich and support the Indian market with the best of both worlds here. Adding to which Till Schmiedeknecht elucidates, We are a European projection company with over 50 years of experience in UPVC.
What are some essential factors to consider when choosing doors and windows?
A window is not just something on wall of a building, instead is a blending element between the facade and the interior of a room from the viewpoint of Salamander. Therefore, the window element should fit into that and be able to adapt to the climate conditions where the building is located.
This is important because, from the European point of view, indian environment have a higher level of noise. Understanding the element’s principle strategy is crucial in picking the right window. Also, you have to consider the architectural design of the building when choosing a window.
Between these three steps, you arrive at the best fitting window where you can say it is my window, which is what our team is doing with our customers. Salamander’s core values are to offer environmentally friendly products and tailored solutions for each country. When we came to India, we developed a new design series offering country specific values and performances.
How effective are foam sealants and self-adhesive tapes for waterproofing doors and windows?
Sealing is also essential during the installation of uPVC windows, so foam sealant are really important. In addition, salamander profiles are designed to be able to take a good amount of adhesion. Only a few profile companies have a unique design to retain sealants for a more extended period when we apply sealants and foams. We have that provision in all our profile series.
How do you manage to maintain quality and deliver at scale?
Quality is a lengthy process for a company with 50 years of experience. As a result, we create our results, mix them ourselves, have our own tooling company, and have our extrusion and lamination setups regularly audited according to the highest European and German standards. Also, we develop electronic measures to increase our quality output. Here, we have an inline screening of quality, not just in terms of service but also in terms of dimensions. The goal here is to have a single bar identity that can track any quality that changes casually.
What difference do your products make, then the others in the market?
This product is specifically designed for the Indian market. We considered all the experiences from other systems, and were able to improve our system over existing solutions. Another benefit is that since our products are made in Germany, with a long history and high-quality standards, they do not have as much volatility.
For example, when it comes to tightness, tightness is a function of the quality for your product. If your profile deviates from a certain standard, it’s not tight. And that’s something that we can provide in Germany. We can do it in India, but it requires reasonable volumes. Otherwise, it doesn’t pay off. And that’s why many of our competitors can’t provide it because quality is also a cost.
Can you detail the products and solutions you’re focusing on?
At Acetech Expo, we displayed all our latest profiles, like the window solution for high-rise buildings and the door series explicitly designed for cities like Mumbai, where vertical developments are happening. Our systems are roofed structurally calculated. So they can sustain the high amount of wind loads and wind pressures. With this design, we can go up to 40 floors or above. We also introduced a Jet Black Series, which the architect’s interior designers most prefer in the current scenario.