Mr. Kunwer Sachdev is the Managing Director and CEO of Su-vastika Solar. Kunwer is an entrepreneur, marketer, innovator, motivational speaker, thinker, and leader. He revolutionized the power back up the sector in India with his innovative and user-friendly products that made Indian inverters a household name not just in his home country but also in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asian countries such as, Bangladesh and Nepal. His valuable contributions to the inverter/UPS and solar sector have earned him titles such as ‘The Inverter Man of India’ and ‘The Solar man of India’.
A visionary entrepreneur, Kunwer Sachdev started his entrepreneurial journey with a mere sum of Rs. 10,000 but soon enough he turned it into millions. In the 1990s when India was grappling with electricity Kunwer Sachdev was quick to foresee a profitable market in the power back up the industry, which was in complete disarray at the time with substandard products and local players dominating the market. Thus, he started Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd. which became the first Indian power solutions company to win the title of ‘Superbrand’, and one of the fastest growing companies according to India Inc. — all within a short span of time.
Kunwer goes by the mantra – Innovation. He sees possibility in even the most mundane things in life and finds out innovative ways of making it useful to mankind. Most of the breakthrough innovations you see in the power back up sector are his brainchild. He invented the world’s first plastic-body inverter which was adjudged as ‘Innovation of the Decade’ by India Today. He even introduced world-class technologies such as MOSFET, Microcontroller based and DSP Sine Wave into inverters. He also gave ‘Home UPS’ to India which combined the features of UPS and inverter into a single equipment. Always looking at avenues to up his game and create better technology, Kunwer introduced World’s first touch-screen UPS which is wifi enabled so that you can monitor it from your phone.
Kunwer Sachdev envisioned his ‘Make in India’ company to make an indelible mark in the global market, and so he did when in 2003 his company became the first in India to export power electronic products to the foreign market. This was no small feat as it was the first time that he toured various countries with the hospitable and inhospitable environment, faced many issues since there was no precedence from the industry plus the civil situation in many African nations was unstable, still, Kunwer persevered on to make a mark for his product and his country. He swept the international markets in Middle East, Africa, Bangladesh and Nepal where his products are loved for its quality and reliability — so much so that Chinese and American products are completely ousted from these markets. Even today Indian inverters and UPS are preferred over Chinese – a huge credit goes to Kunwer’s efforts. The products outsmart many others due to their easy handling and ruggedness, the products do not need any artificial environment like air conditioning they can work from sub-zero to 55-degree centigrade.
With the speed at which Kunwer and his team were building new technologies he knew he had to do something to protect them. Thus, he started filing patents and in doing so became the first Indian entrepreneur to file for technology and design patents in the Indian power backup Industry. His company made a record for being the only company in the power back up the industry to file for over 100 patients with nearly 2 technology patents filed in a month. He filed over 76 Technology Patents in India, USA, and other countries. He is continuously coming up with newer patent ideas and not just in the inverter industry but in many other fields related to energy, artificial intelligence, communications and many more.
His strong business acumen and foresightedness helped him to gauge the vast opportunities in the solar sector and he immersed himself in it. He started working passionately in building world-class solar products and developed some unique solar products that suit the needs of everyone from a small house in a remote village to big industries. Today, his mandate is to see every household in India powered by solar energy. He wants every business big or small to invest in solar energy and reap the seamless benefits of this natural resource.
It is no wonder he has won several awards for entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation. Most notable of them being Government of India’s ‘Bharat Shiromani’ and Ernst and Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’.
The vast experience, deep knowledge and business acumen that Kunwer brings with him will surely take Su-vastika to greatness.