Vipul Vora is the CEO of My Port Services India (MPSI), a Mumbai-based company catering to safety and advanced warning systems for mobile equipment in off-road industries like mines, construction, ports and allied industries.
After 17 years of service in various organisations, Vora decided to become an entrepreneur and set up MPSI. Within three years of its inception, the company has made great inroads in the Indian mining and construction sector and is now working with major OEMs like Volvo, Komatsu, Scania and Tata Motors. The company further boasts of an impressive client list with L&T, Gammon, HCC, ACC, Ambuja Cements, Lafarge, and Hindustan Zinc on the list. A BE from VJTI, Mumbai and an MBA in Materials Management, Vora worked approximately ten years in DP World container terminal at JNPT, Nhava Sheva.
At MPSI, he has gone through some challenging circumstances, one of which was executing an order for Tata Motors Jamshedpur, for supply and installation of safety and warning products on their mining tippers through their dealer. ¨We had to install various safety items like rear view camera, blind spot mirror, auto-dipping system and proximity sensor for their 173 tippers - that too, within a strict deadline. We were able to execute the order successfully and to the client´s satisfaction,¨ he says proudly.
Another project that is worth mentioning is L&T´s construction of the high-rise building, Ahuja Towers, in Mumbai. L&T wanted some mechanism/device to help the operator view the blind spot area covering the tower crane. A camera mounted on the crane trolley gives the crane operator a reliable view of work processes, allowing him to check the suspended load and avoid obstructions before it is too late. Vora says, -¨I can proudly say that this is a first for India. Nowhere else has such a camera system been installed on a tower crane.¨
As a CEO, one has to keep his eyes and ears firmly to the ground.¨We have started from scratch, operating from a makeshift office but now can boast of a full- fledged office with the entire required infrastructure, qualified and motivated staff and an ISO 9001 certification to further boost our morale,¨ Vora says. Under his leadership, MPSI has been able to strike successful partnerships with world class companies, all of them leaders in their own field.