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In this conversation with Mr. Urvish Nawab, Proprietor, Endeavour Engineering

Jul 22, 2019

Endeavour Engineering is a carbon - fibre composite products manufacturer with application areas into aircraft models, plastic components and soft blow hammer. Mr. Urvish Nawab, Proprietor, Endeavour Engineering, shares his illustrious journey, his views on the composite industry, critical success factors, challenges, views on the future and their plans for the India story.

EXPLORING THE JOURNEY OF MR. URVISH NAWAB

The concept of Composite Industry is pretty old. When I visited K 86 Fair in Germany, Dusseldorf, in 1986, I found certain products exhibited by some companies were made from composite material. The composite material used there were like carbon fibre, honeycomb, etc. I was impressed to find the specifications of those products.

COMPOSITE: A KEY INGREDIENT IN OUR FUTURE

The speciality of the Carbon Fiber composite is that it is lightweight and strength as compared to that of steel. This makes it capable to transform a lot of applications and save fuel, energy and more. I like the lightweight and sturdy character of Carbon Fiber.

WINNING IN THE COMPOSITE INDUSTRY

Future plan is like, you know, never block your mind. Don’t consider that this Composite or any manufacturing unit activity is like commercial activity, you have to have an R & D type of mentality. So if you think that this application I would like to try and nobody has tried, just do the pilot project, scale-down models, then you start with a scale-down model sort of thing – do some testing over it and then go ahead with it.

Our future plan is to never block our mind, carry out R&D for new applications without solely focusing on commercial activities. Anybody who wishes to try an application that nobody has tried needs to get started with a pilot project with a scaled-down model and go ahead with it after performing some testing over it.

MAKE IN INDIA - A POSITIVE CHANGE

Our government is promoting ‘Make in India’ concept.  Until now all this composite product was imported – we used to import good quality products from Western countries and cheap and economical products from China. So now if these things are developed over here in India, definitely, we would have a better future.

ENDEAVOUR’S PRODUCT FOCUS

We are focusing more on the product where the common people are involved. Until now composite was more largely used for the aerospace and defence. We are focusing more on other sectors, which are not much explored.

We would like to help, technical expertise, in products to be used in the life-saving segment. We have developed a very lightweight stretcher, which can be used by the army for a Disaster Management. We are concentrating on such type of products.

COMPOSITE - A POSITIVE FUTURE

The awareness and application of Composites have started from education level now. Technical Colleges students are being taught of Composite materials. Influenced by this new technology, they are coming up with interesting projects, which is very inspiring. Though composites application in the industry level is gradual, there is a lot of vibrancy at the academic level.