Lingel is the only German manufacturer to provide cutting-edge uPVC products with breakthrough thermal break insulation that are not only durable in nature but also suitable for all kinds of climate in India. We invite you to interview with Mario Schmidt - Managing Director of Lingel WINDOWS & DOORS, who will tell us a little bit more about it.
Could you tell me something about company history and what was the reason of start-up?
Lingel was established in 1959 by Mr. Karl Lingel Fensterbau GmbH & Co. KG and Mr. Mario Schmidt, as the Director. The Company is based in the German town of Ellwangen. In the year 2006, Lingel opened a whole new avenue and in collaboration with Dimex continues to build safe and sound environment for the Indian sub –continent and remains one of the leading manufacturers in the world of fenestration services.
The brands Window products play a vital role in conserving the resources and energy of the world’s growing population. Almost 50 years ago, Lingel set in motion an individual approach to help build the challenges of sustainable development and is successfully able to deliver real progress worldwide.
Since 2006, Lingel has grown enormously and has opened sales offices in almost every location across the country. In the North, it is present in Gurgaon, Delhi, Noida, Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Jammu. In Central, the brand is working in Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Raipur, Nagpur, Pune and Mumbai. Moving southwards, Lingel is active in Goa, Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Even in North-East India, the company has its presence in Kolkata, Siliguri, Guwahati and Shillong. In India, Lingel remains as one of the pioneering German companies to design customized solutions for windows, internal and external doors, kitchen, security and facility needs as per the Indian environment and in tune with the consumer needs of the country.
Lingel is the only German manufacturer to provide cutting-edge uPVC products with breakthrough thermal break insulation that are not only durable in nature but also suitable for all kinds of climate in India. The company manufactures uPVC structures that are highly glazed double glazed and even triple glazed window.
Combine E-glass for maximum heat deflection, the glasses are made out of the highest quality and are available in a wide range of styles like fixed, casement, tilt and turn, sliding, bay or even combination. uPVC doors are designed in a way that is secure, insulated and durable which makes them unique and innovative. Casement, entrance to balcony, sliding, tilt and slide and sliding folding.
What is the most interesting and important part in your opinion?
Lingel believes that its products have important roles to play in helping to improve people's lives and conserve energy in a world that is growing in population. Lingel is one of the leading manufacturers of high quality doors and windows made up of uPVC. Having a sound background in building construction projects, Lingel also provides cutting edge technology in uPVC production.
Lingel has a strong mission where they believe that they are selling Relation first and not just window. The company has a global expertise in providing free consultancy to all its customers. The advice and information given to its customers saves them for making mistakes. This ensures that they get repeated orders, as the company is very committed. Lingel believes that its products have important roles to play in helping to improve people's lives and conserve energy in a world that is growing in population.
What products are included in your offer?
We offer a wide range of doors and windows which are available in different styles like Tilt & Turn, sliding doors and windows, accessories, and doors in upvc and Aluminium. We are very soon coming up with our Smart windows which will be a revolution.
To whom is the offer addressed?
Are products are tailored made and can be used by builders, architects, contactor, Interior designers and individuals for their flats, villas etc.
How do you rate the past year?
Over the past year we have grown tremendously in terms or business and visibility. We have won many prestigious awards to name a few The Prestigious Rising Brand award , The design Wall 2016, The World’s Greatest Brands,India’s Most Promising Brands etc.
We have also Lingel Aluminium 6.0 during this time a high end Aluminium system fabricated here in India to match expected market price of already available SYSTEM aluminum. 6.0 is using successfully uPVC hardware range for Lingel Aluminium windows which has the freedom to have multi –point locking system and guarantees 100% sealing.
This initiative is considered as a milestone since the synergy of both systems uPVC and Aluminium is getting the product to an unmatched level. All Hardware and glazing systems can be used similar to uPVC and Aluminium.
What are your plans for the future?
Lingel has a very dedicated team of 200 employees working Pan India and wishes to build its production from the current 2000 units per week to 3000 units by 2017. It has an impressive market share of 2% and aims to amass to 7.5%by the first fiscal of 2020. It also plans to launch India’s first smart windows by next year.