Patels Airtemp (India) Ltd Management Discussions.


The Indian economy started the fiscal year 2018 19 with a healthy 8.2 percent growth in the first quarter on the back of domestic resilience. Growth eased to 7.3 percent in the subsequent quarter due to rising global volatility, largely from financial volatility, normalized monetary policy in advanced economies, externalities from trade disputes, and investment rerouting. Further, the Indian rupee suffered because of the crude price shock, and conditions exacerbated as recovery in some advanced economies caused faster investment outflows.

The Indian economy is likely to sustain the rebound in FY. 2018-19 growth is projected to be in the 7.2 percent to

7.5 percent range and is estimated to remain upward of 7 percent for the year ahead. These projections could be attributed to the sustained rise in consumption and a gradual revival in investments, especially with a greater focus on infrastructure development. The improving macroeconomic fundamentals have further been supported by the implementation of reform measures, which has helped foster an environment to boost investments and ease banking sector concerns. Together, these augur well for a healthy growth path for the economy. India has already surpassed France to become the sixth-largest economy. By 2019, it may become the fifth-largest economy and possibly the third-largest in 25 years.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Economic Outlook stated that in the year 2018-19, the global economy saw significant volatility. After strong growth in 2017 and early 2018, global economic activity slowed notably in the second half of last year, reflecting a confluence of factors affecting major economies. Global growth is now projected to slow from 3.6 percent in 2018 to 3.3 percent in 2019, before returning to 3.6 percent in 2020. The global expansion has weakened. Global growth for 2018 is estimated at 3.7 percent, as in the October 2018 World Economic Outlook (WEO) forecast, despite weaker performance in some economies, notably Europe and Asia. The global economy is projected to grow at 3.5 percent in 2019 and 3.6 percent in 2020, 0.2 and 0.1 percentage point below last Octobers projections.


Your Company is operating in single segment namely engineering fabrication. Therefore, the Company has been reporting Standalone Financial Results. This discussion, therefore, covers the nancial results and other developments during April 2018 to March 2019, in respect of the Company.

Although tough economic conditions continued in the year under review, your Company was able to record significant improvement in performance owing to growth in the areas of manufacturing of Industrial Machineries and fabrication. Manufacturing of Industrial Machineries and fabrication having different products maintained its performance while protective coatings continued to face tough market demand conditions.

The Company has earned total revenue from operations of Rs. 150.95 crores during the year ended on 31st March, 2019 as against Rs. 159.38 crores earned during the previous year ended on 31st March, 2018. The Company has also earned other income of Rs. 79.27 lakhs during the year under review as against Rs. 42.85 lakhs earned during the previous year.

Out of the revenue from operations of Rs. 150.95 crores earned by the Company during the year under review, Rs. 147.28 crores represents sale of products (Domestic & Export), Rs. 1.34 crores represents sale of Services (Processing Charges) and Rs. 2.33 crores represents other operating revenues.

The Company has incurred total expenses of Rs. 141.22 crores during the year ended on 31st March, 2019 as compared to Rs. 147.16 crores incurred during the previous year ended on 31st March, 2018.

The Company has earned the Profit before Tax of Rs. 10.52 crores during the year ended on 31st March, 2019 as compared to Rs. 12.65 crores earned during the previous year ended on 31st March, 2018.

The Company has earned Net Profit of Rs. 7.32 crores for the year ended on 31st March, 2019 after making Provision for Tax Expenses of Rs. 3.20 crores and other adjustments, as compared to Net Profit of Rs. 8.61 crores earned by the Company during the previous year ended on 31st March, 2018.


The Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of extensive range of Heat Exchangers such as Shell & Tube Type, Finned Tube Type and Air Cooled Heat Exchangers, Pressure Vessels, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration equipments and Turnkey HVAC Projects in India & marketing of equipments even outside India. All these products are supplied to leading Industrial Sections like Power Projects, Refineries, Fertilizers, Cements, Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Textile and Chemical Industries.

With the highly innovative environment, the Company could sustain its sales even in highly cut-thought competition and the prevailing market conditions.


The Company is operating in one segment i.e. engineering fabrication having different products, such as Heat Exchangers,Air Cooled Heat Exchangers,Pressure Vessels, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Equipments, Turnkey HVAC projects and other Misc. products, the turnover of which are given in Notes on Accounts portion of the Annual Report. Your company has decided to stick to high value added engineering products. These products are regularly procured by the Industrial Process Plants / Units. These products has ASME “U”/ “U2”/ “S” and “N &

NPT” Stamp authorization, it is expected to improve profitability of the company in the future. For updating Heat Transfer Technology, Company has become member of HTRI (Heat Transfer Research, Inc, U.S.A.).


FY2019-20 is likely to start on an uncertain note due to the after effects of the general elections in the country. Varying early indications of the monsoon season might only add to this uncertainty as the rural economy still depends to a great extent on rains, especially given the low reservoir levels across the country. Recent round of policy rate cuts announced by the Reserve Bank of India are expected to alleviate the tight credit conditions that have persisted since the second half of FY2018-19 and thus provide a boost to the industrial sector. The construction segment is expected to stay depressed with the money markets being tight and it is expected that the premium to luxury segments will see lower growth.

In addition to the above, the year 2018-19 saw the Indian economy yielding the benefits of structural reforms, viz Goods & Service Tax (GST), Demonetization and Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC). The year witnessed a pick-up in project awards, improved clearances and fund allocation, resulting in a pick-up in execution momentum in the domestic market and the impact of these reforms will also help to uplift the Indian Economic Growth move in upward trend


Export in the developed countries like USA, Canada & Europe and other countries like Nigeria, Indonesia, Zambiaetc. is to be developed and it is expected to provide large impetus to engineering exports to these countries afterobtaining the ASME “U”/ “U2”/ “S” and “N & NPT” Stamp Authorization. Your company is preparing itself to meet the increased demand in the years to come through efficient production management system which will enable to minimize the risk of raw materials price fluctuations.


Risk is an integral part of every business and your company always tries to deliver superior shareholder value by achieving an appropriate trade-off between risk and returns. Our risk management strategy is based on a clear understanding of various risks i.e. operational risk, marketing risk involved, systematic risk assessment and taking steps to overcome risks and continuous monitoring.

The industry is facing stiff competition from big players who are producing on large scale production and have the advantage of economies in cost, facing challenges from cheaper imports and the industry is also facing risks from unorganized sector particularly from the marketing in the state and nearby states which have major thrust on Air-conditioning and Refrigerator parts. However, Your Company does not foresee any risk due to its concentration on quality commitment for better products and prompt after sales and service. The Government of Indias measures to curb cheaper imports imposing anti dumping duties and other restrictions will give much needed relief to the domestic industry.


The Company features its achievements to adherence to strict quality standards. This has been achieved through our efforts to strike the balance between resources and technology to develop products at same level in excellence with international standards. The quality standard is taken care from the initial stage of production to ensure high end product quality.


The Company has adequate internal control system in operation commensurate with the size and nature of its business for enduring efficiency of operation and protection of Companys assets. The Audit Committee formed by the company review on periodical basis the compliance with the Companys policies, procedures and prevailing laws.


To praise the sophisticated production process, we have a team of experienced workers who are skilled and trained to get best out of it. Regular orientation programs are being conducted by the company wherein workers are directly exposed to the experts, which keep them with the latest technology and development.

The Companys philosophy is to provide to its employees friendly working environment and a performance oriented work culture. The company believes that human resources are important asset for giving Company a competitive edge in a competitive environment.

To enrich the skills of employees and enrich their experience, the Company arranges, Practical Training Courses by Internal and External Faculty.


The statement given in this report, describing the Companys objectives, estimates and expectations and future plans may contribute towards forward looking statement within the meaning of applicable laws and / or regulations. Actual performance may differ materially from those either expressed or implied. Some statements in this discussion describing the projections, estimates, expectations or outlook may be forward looking. Actual results may, however, differ materially from those stated on account of various factors such as changes in government regulations, tax regimes, economic developments, exchange rates and interest rates fluctuations, impact of competition, demand and supply constraints.