Bee Electronic Machines Ltd Management Discussions.
INDUSTRY STRUCTURE & DEVELOPMENT
The Company is presently engaged in manufacturing, marketing and providing after-sales-service support on a diverse range of Photocopier machines. Presently, the Company operates in two segments i. e. marketing and providing after-sales-service support.
The Industry in general has been growing at the rate of 30 35% per annum in the past with bulk of the business coming in from the replacement market and from SOHO. However, the growth in the past few years has been impacted due to global recession. The Company does not for see an immediate change as the market in the urban areas seems to be largely saturated. The Company is not suitably poised to address a larger chunk of the market as it is constrained w. r. t. the product offering and has to content itself with offering the best that it can, given its present situation and in order to retain its existing customers.
The Company has enjoyed good tie-ups in all its major segments of operations. Its erstwhile principals were all specialized global companies with niche product range and global acceptance.
The Company keeps looking for opportunities to enhance its product offerings in tune with the market trends. However, it does find itself restricted at times due to financial constraints.
The major challenges that the Company is faced with in the Office Automation industry is product obsolescence and the inability on the part of the Company to offer a diverse range of Office Automation products. The Company tries to hedge against technological and product obsolescence by ensuring that the products offered meets competition standards. The Company also faces the threat of cheaper imports from East European and China based suppliers.
The Company is exposed to risks from various fronts manpower, product offerings and the like. The Company tries to counter these risks to the best of its ability in the given set of circumstances.
INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM
The Management Information & Review system is an important tool of companys control mechanism. Clearly defined rules, responsibilities and objectives are set out at the beginning of the year for all concerned who are entrusted with the operational responsibilities. Monitoring mechanisms are in place and all policy decisions need to be cleared by the top management.
HUMAN RESOURCES/ INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
The Company recognizes that good human resource development is essential for the success, growth and improvement of the Company. The Companys constant endeavor has been to attract, retain and nurture human potential by developing a culture of values. Your Company would like to go on record and state that it appreciates the whole-hearted support and dedication received from employees at all levels.
Statements in the Management discussion and Analysis report describing the Companys objectives, projections, estimates, expectations may be "forward looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities, laws and regulations.
Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied. Important factors that could make a difference to the Companys operations include economic conditions, change in the Government regulation, tax laws and other statutes and other incidental factors.
Other matters such as operational and financial performance etc. have been discussed under the respective heads in the Directors Report.
For and on behalf of the Board
Rajendra Kumar C. Shah