According to R Srinivasan, general manager, sales and support, , sale of monitors has increased to 10,000 units per month now, from 4,000 before Ingram's appointment. "It is now more structured. Earlier we had around eight billing operations and now it is only one." HCL Peripherals is now training its guns on the Bangalore, Kolkota and Chennai markets in a major way.
Speaking about the kiosks business, Srinivasan says the off take is expected to be good. It has bagged a Rs4-crore order from the Department of Posts, Maharashtra.
Meanwhile, HCL Peripheral's Pondicherry factory claims the honours of being the first Indian unit to get ISO 13485:2003 certification for manufacture of medical and electronic products. The unit has been recommended for the certification by the German auditor, TUV. The certification is specifically applicable for design, development and manufacturing of medical electronic devices.
The Pondicherry unit contract manufactures medical electronic products for a couple of foreign companies, as well. The factory is in the process of expanding this business line to design and produce the entire range of medical equipment.