Mr. Zulfikar Kalangi
Founder & CEO of SafeKraft India Private Limited.
Mr. Zulfikar Kalangi
Achiever's Success Story
Understanding the importance of Self Reliance
Mr. Zulfikar started working at a young age of 15 to support his family. With Rs.5/- in his pocket & a cycle to commute, he bagged his first order as a vendor for Rs.5000/- in his first visit to a manufacturing client 25 kms away from Bangalore City on his cycle. Born and brought up in Mumbai & Raigad district of Maharashtra, Mr. Zulfikar moved to Bangalore in the year 2000 for his further education. He did his schooling from IPCL School, Nagothane, Raigad District, Maharashtra & Baldwin Boys High School, Bangalore, Karnataka. But fate had some other plans and he started working young. This came as a boon as he learnt from his mistakes at a young age.
He ventured into the Public Safety industry in the year 2003. He built his company brick by brick. He faltered, made mistakes but learnt from them and kept moving ahead. In the year 2004, he lost the pillar of support, his father when he was just 17 years old. Although devastated, he kept moving ahead in his mission. During the pandemic in the year 2020, pushed by some problems faced by his then vendors for supply of personal protective equipment for his clients, he decided to start his own manufactured brand. He was also motivated by the constant “Aatmanirbhar” campaign of the Indian government.
Thus started the journey of SafeKraft India Private Limited. From a trader, he now started manufacturing his range of personal protective equipment under the brand name of SafeKraft. Products from the brand like Safety Helmets, Safety Harness, Safety Glasses, Safety Shoes, Safety Gloves have so far found immense appreciation and positive feedback from huge MNC’s like Saint Gobain India, AO Smith India, Hikal Ltd, Siemens Limited, Powerica Ltd, Fosroc Chemicals, etc to name a few. SafeKraft India today manufactures more than 100 products. All this has been possible because of the unmoved will power & vision of the founder Mr. Zulfikar.
Mr. Zulfikar has always believed that the people involved in the safety industry, be it the Safety Professionals, EHS Managers, Safety Appliance Manufacturers, Safety Trainers, etc. are doing a noble job of trying to save precious lives at work or trying to minimize injuries at work. He keeps following the same mantra while developing products for the brands target users – The industrial/construction workers.
SafeKraft India today has a team across most big states in India & channel partners too. The team is growing day by day. SafeKraft India also wishes to start exporting to other countries very soon. The products manufactured by the company comply to various standards like BIS (ISI), EN, CE, ANSI, etc.
Mr. Zulfikar has always believed and followed the 4D’s of work ethics, namely, Discipline, Dedication, Devotion & Determination. These 4D’s has shaped his life in a great way and a journey which started with Rs.5/- has today crossed INR 50 million in turnover and counting.