Sloan is focussed on meeting the water and energy challenges of growing businesses, municipalities and communities in India.
Since innovating the Royal® flushometer over 100 years ago, the global team of engineers at Sloan have been developing technologies that improve water-efficiency without compromising design, quality, affordability or performance.
Established as the Sloan Valve Company in 1906 in Chicago by William Elvis Sloan, this family-owned and operated business has become synonymous with sustainability, quality and ingenuity.
With India’s rapidly growing economy of 6-7% of growth and 1.3 billion consumers with huge construction and infrastructure development in the pipeline, Sloan has set its sights on creating a meaningful presence in this market. It is also eyeing India as it’s next manufacturing hub for the region.
Sloan is primarily a commercial plumbing products manufacturing company and caters to commercial toilets in 70 countries, including its home market in the USA.
In India, they plan to continue their focus on commercial toilets, but are also ready to serve high-end residential toilets. They believe this is a large opportunity as now reclaimed water (sewage treated water) is being used for flushing in big housing and commercial projects and their innovative product lines are capable of handling treated water with the same efficiency.
“Sloan may be the only international company in the industry which has designed a flushometer for the needs of India. Our Truflush Flushometer is designed and developed for India centric requirements and bad quality water. This is our flagship product for this market, and we have already been able to sell this to more than 500 high end customers including large tech companies, hotel, offices, airports, malls, hospitals, automobile showrooms, restaurant chains and housing projects,” says Anup Kumar Tripathi, Country Head for Sloan India since its inception in this country.
Sloan has already acquired and made operational a 20,000 square feet building in Gurgaon which has distribution, assembly, design and a R&D centre. Sloan also has a high-tech live experience centre and it’s corporate office located here. This state-of-the-art facility is a springboard for its India operation with a formal inauguration of the building slated for April 2020.
“Water saving is the biggest challenge India is facing. 54% of the landmass in India is facing serious water stress. Sloan, being a sustainable and water efficient company for the last 114 years is ready to take on this challenge of water saving in India. Sloan products are helpful in saving from 20% to 100% of water depending upon application and usage. Also, Sloan products have END, PHD labels and have Carbon neutral product ratings,” affirms Anup Kumar Tripathi, who is very bullish about the positive impact Sloan can create for its customers and the environment in India.
With its tagline of Water Connects Us® Sloan is passionate about preserving the environment. It understands the dynamic relationship between the world’s water management systems and its water ecosystems.
The firm has a plan to connect communities of engineers, architects, designers, building managers and owners to their pioneering and highly efficient products to promote healthier water ecosystems. Let’s wish them the very best of luck to further their agenda in India.