Varun Gupta, Director, Calco Poly Technik has rich professional experience of about 8 years across sectors from Corporate to Finance to Business Development and many more…!
Varun holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Indraprastha University, Delhi and got his Masters Degree from Columbia University, NY, USA. After his post-graduation, he had joined the family business of Color Masterbatch for Plastic Industry. While he was exploring new business opportunities and at the same time coping up with Plastic Ban wave across the country, Varun partnered with DRDO, for commercialization of Biodegradable Plastics. That was a pioneering initiative taken, which turned out to be a tremendous success in pushing their conventional business and exploring new market opportunities.
After careful consideration, Varun decided to move beyond Colors and give the Industry a value addition not just in terms of aesthetics, but also performance and sustainability. Thus, he ventured into High-Performance Polymer business by the name of ‘Calco Poly Technik’, focusing on Service and Technology provider for Innovative Plastic Materials. Calco Poly Technik was incepted in 2012 and since then he is actively involved in managing the Company, which produces High-Performance Engineering Plastic for leading Tier-I OEM’s viz. Suzuki, Volvo, Daimler, TVS, Honda, Havells, Phillips, Panasonic, Legrand…to name a few!
At present, Calco is one of the leading provider of High-Performance Polymers, Color and Additive Solutions serving more than 1000’s of Customers. The Mission of the Company is to develop high performance and efficient products and creating value for the Company’s stakeholders. Calco has the production capacity of 20,000MT/Year and serves multiple industries with its diversified product range. Calco Poly Technik currently operates from its Head Office in Delhi and has Pan India strategic distribution network for efficient supply chain and improved customer services.
During the initial years, he had spent time in identifying the product portfolio and Technological Innovations. They had started with a small facility of 1000 sq m with focus on electronic appliances. Gradually, Calco forayed into the automobile sector with a focus on low-cost innovative polymer solutions using post-industrial recycled material. Varun went ahead to build solutions for reducing carbon emission in automobiles, making them light and increasing fuel efficiency, combined all his 5 years of experience of building sustainable solutions into performance material.
After great success in India, Varun expanded his footprints globally into emerging economies. Calco started catering to neighboring countries for export which has a large portion of the lower and middle-class segment. To exemplify Bangladesh, Thailand, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Vietnam, South Africa, and Indonesia are few countries which are budding out to be as strong automotive, electrical and manufacturing hubs. Such strata are gradually moving upwards with higher expectations.
Calco Group is focused on sustainable solutions and as a part of Swacch Bharat Mission (or Clean India) initiative which has commercialized indigenous technology developed by DRDO, Ministry of Defense for an eco-friendly solution to Waste Management problem. The government along with the society have been making an effort to reduce plastic waste and they have been trying diligently to make a difference from their end and almost all our products are created with a single focus on sustainability. This is done either by using recycled polymers, using green chemistry chemicals or reducing the carbon footprint of their manufacturing process.
Varun consciously makes an effort towards creating a better environment for the present as well as future generations. Calco is leading brand unsustainable solutions of plastics. A major concern we face today is identification and self-awareness about the responsible use of plastics, its disposal, and reusability. The fact that it can be recycled doesn’t give anybody a right to resort to littering. At Calco, we believe in the Government’s initiative of Swachh Bharat Mission which can only be accomplished if we all can educate and mainly, the society on handling waste in a responsible manner.
Varun’s aim is to become India’s Most Preferred Global Plastic Service Provider and with his belief, excellence and hard work, he was awarded as CEO of the year 2017-18 as a Young Leader Redefined by CV Magazine, UK. From that point, he never looked back and always gave his best in every possible way.
Under his Leadership, Calco has been recognized by many in the field of Plastic and Polymer Industry because of its high-quality products & regular initiatives towards society. In 2018, Calco Poly Technik was bestowed upon one of the most coveted awards – The Economic Times ‘Best Brands for the Plastic & Polymers Industry’. In the manufacturing sector for Plastics & Plastics Products Category. Calco has also received the Industry’s well respected Award – D&B SME Business Excellence Award 2017. The Company works on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which keeps time, effort and expense for the customer to the minimum. Even at short notice, tailor-made developments can be implemented.
With strong leadership and management, Calco is further aiming high to achieve the sale of INR 100 million by the year 2025 with CAGR of 30%. Talking about future plans, Varun is also coming up with his second plant, the state-of-the-art-facility with modern R&D lab. This will cover the total area of 1,00,000 sq ft having largest installed standalone production capacity in Engineering Plastics by an Indian company. He has invested Rs 50 cr in the New Plant. This second plant will be equipped with a fully integrated Testing Lab Facility and will open job opportunity for 100’s of people. According to him, the plant will be a game-changer in High-engineered Plastics Industry and will help Automakers with light-weighting solutions. This will also help them in building solutions for reducing carbon emission in automobiles, making them light and increasing their fuel efficiency.