Magic Happens When Knowledge And Experience Combines

Harshad Kapadia of Electromech Enterprises

It is witnessed with the career of Harshad Kapadia of Electromech Enterprises, which has its office at Bandra-Kurla Complex- one of the most expensive commercial areas in the city of Mumbai. Born at Balsad, Gujarat, Harshadji did his BE (Elect.) in 1966. Subsequently next year i.e. in 1967 he passed BE (Mech.) also from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. After finishing education he joined IDI , Kalyan as a maintenance Engineer where he worked for 4 years. Then he worked in various companies in different capacities.

These include Park Davis, Sandoz, Indian Yeast, Boots Pharma etc. Boots was the last one. It was situated at Ahmednagar. While doing that job he studied for a Masters in Management Science from Pune University. His job at Boots Pharma was very monotonous. So he decided to leave that job and come to Mumbai where his brother-in-law was staying. He had many relatives in Mumbai. They asked him to shift here and do something of his own. In 1981 he came to Mumbai and started working as an electrical contractor. He got his first assignment through his relatives only.

In the course of time he got settled in his field.Nowadays his company Electromech Enterprises is a big name in the field of Electrical Contractors. His company does electrical contracting, consulting and it also undertakes AMC contracts for electrical accessories and equipment. He has a huge clientele which includes CITI bank, Hongkong Bank, CISCO, Oracle, National Bank of Paris etc. He has been working for these banks for almost over 2 decades. With CITI Bank he has been associated with it for the last 27 years. He could get these big contacts through some architects or through good recommendations and through his own follow ups.

Shri Harshadji Kapadia takes care that a customer should call him for a new job but not for any faults in the work done by him. He uses the best quality material and fittings . He undertakes AMC contracts but takes care that any break-down should not take place. He tells new entrepreneurs to put heart and mind together. He believes in doing every work wholeheartedly. He also warns not to do many things at a time but concentrate on one thing at a time. He says it is necessary for young entrepreneurs to take some field experience before they start their own business.

He believes that the15 years which he spent in service were not wasted but he earned a lot of experience in that period which helped him in his business. According to him honesty and integrity are the two most important values in any kind of business. Be honest to your profession and client and there is no chance why you will not succeed. Kapadia ji is 70 now. Still he is healthy. He goes to the gym daily. He also does Yoga and breathing exercises and keeps control on diet. He walks 3 to 4 kms daily. Apart from business he runs a family trust named after his mother & father i.e. Savitaben & Nanalal Charitable Trust. This trust provides a helping hand to needy students for education and to poor patients for hospitalisation.

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