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Mr. Nagendrakumar S Maroor

Managing Director, IKA India Private Limited

Achiever's Success Story


The IKA Group, a market leader in laboratory, analytical, and process technology, is headquartered in Staufen, Germany. IKA develops and produces cutting-edge solutions in laboratory and process technology for many industries, such as pharmaceutical, academia, food, chemical, and other industrial applications.

Its products are all suitably prepared for integration into any digital laboratory. Moreover, IKA instruments ensure reliable scale-up by offering the possibility to work with the same method from formulation development to mass production. The products and technologies have been developed in collaboration with application experts from science and industry, and from there they are sold in more than 160 countries. IKA products include crushing, mixing, electrochemistry, temperature control, lab reactors, separation, viscometer, calorimeter, and liquid handling instruments for both laboratory and process scale up applications.

IKA’s elegant blue machines have been a badge of honor for almost every lab across the world. Like its global expansion, India too had its humble beginning in 2001 with a sales office. In 2009 it incorporated its manufacturing and R&D facility in Bengaluru and it has been rapidly growing ever since. Today, IKA is a leader in its market segment across India. It has also expanded its operations to our neighboring countries such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan. Numerous parts are jointly purchased from the same suppliers so that all IKA devices, regardless of where they are assembled, always live up to IKA’s high standards.

IKA has been constantly rewarded by the industry for its innovation and quality with renowned Global Awards such as German Design Award, WirtschaftsWoche seal, Red Dot Award, and many more. These awards are a token of its achievement not just globally but also of IKA India, as IKA India has spearheaded the R&D and global production of many of the award-winning products.

Mr. Nagendrakumar Maroor, with a rich experience of over 2 decades joined IKA India as Managing Director in 2015. At that time IKA was still establishing itself in the market. Mr. Maroor with his strong business acumen established effective operations and market strategy that paves way for exponential growth. He has also set up an efficient team of experience and youth that has been instrumental in delivering sustainable results and innovation. Between 2016 and 2019, IKA India had a phenomenon CAGR of 20%. Last year, due to the pandemic, revenue fell by just 8% taking the CAGR between 2016 and 2020 to 13%. The IKA team hopes to come back stronger this year to maintain the 20% growth rate. It is well poised to take a leadership position in Laboratory, Analytical, and Process industry. IKA India boasts a strong customer base that includes all the top research institutes of India, industry leaders in Pharma, Chemical, F&B, cosmetic, Power, and many more

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