At the age of 24, Smita Rao He left work at Mphasis to walk the path of entrepreneurship. Coming from a business family, she did not object to the idea of ​​starting, and together with her friend Krishna K.M.

Smita holds a Masters Degree in Engineering and an M.S. He has a plan from BITS. Krishna When she was promoted to entrepreneurship in 2007, she did not know much about what was going on.

Smita, Sumangalla, and Krishna were employees of the Industrial Automation Division of Khemma Technologies, where Smita reported directly to Kሽṣናንa.

As a small company, they got to know each other and engaged in coffee table discussions and lunch breaks. Krishna was impressed by their work, and when the idea arose for Utugan, he decided that the two would be great business partners to bring the idea to fruition, and he approached them.

“Our humble journey began with three loving engineers meeting in a small office. Our goal was to meet the technological needs of the industrial world. The foundation of the company was industrial relations and protocols. We started as a company 13 years ago by connecting industrial equipment and systems. ”

Smith with the team

To be ahead of the game, we became members and executives of several industrial corporations. This has helped us stay afloat in the face of technological and disruptive changes in the industry, and at the same time make our presence felt in the industry community, ”she added.

Fourteen years ago, the industry was already transitioning from proprietary technologies to standardized software. Bengalru was already a natural choice for its founders, as it was the center of a great talent and mature ecosystem.

Utthunga’s main supply is for original equipment manufacturers and industrial solutions for industrial engineering and industry.

We bring skills in both domain and technology. For example, building an SCADA application for O&G is not only a technical test, but also requires a good understanding of various usage issues, operational challenges and plant workers, ”said Smita.

The company builds a variety of products and solutions to enable customers to receive digital transformation. Collects, analyzes, and earns information from plant surface resources to enable decision-making at the enterprise level. It also engineers native desktop, mobile and cloud-based applications with complex workflows and processes.

Their offerings include communication and data integration solutions, digital engineering, embedded engineering, operations / product application engineering, project engineering and systems integration, project engineering and systems integration, security solutions and certification and certification.

Stable products to disrupt the market

Ututunga has grown to more than 450+ engineers working around the world, serving 150+ clients in a variety of domains and technologies. Most of their customers are in North America, Europe, Japan and India.

We have taken effective steps to enable digital transformation for original manufacturers and industries. We work for one main purpose – to engineer stable products in a fast-paced market. We have the right mix of experience and expertise in the domain and technology, and we look forward to re-training and re-training our invaluable resources, ”said Smita.

In Ututuga, Simita connects with customer acquisition, branding and industry integration. She oversees European trade and OPC business. Krishna is the Chief Executive Officer and Sanmangala leads BU.

Sanmangala and Smita In 2011, Karnataka was awarded the “IT Entrepreneur of the Year” award by the Government of India STPI.

Utthunga operates standard business models in the service industry such as OCD, Onsite, T & M and is engaged with a number of key clients with ROI-based models. For the engineering services of the project, revenue models are more direct and depend on the scope of the projects, from integration of systems to in-depth digitalization of their plants.

“The software services industry is highly competitive. Well-known Indian service companies that we hear also work in industrial areas. They have the benefit of size and world fame. We are small compared to them, but when it comes to industrial engineering, we have a lot of respect, ”she said.

“Our strategy is simple. We care about customers and supply. We invest to develop our talents. With this perspective, we serve hundreds of customers from all over the world – only a few end up in one transaction. Most will continue to participate for a long time, extending beyond the first areas of participation, ”she added.

Rotating industrial tails

Uttugu remains a bootstrap, and the founders know not to seek foreign funding.

The founders’ focus is on investing in delivery, employment / training and domain acquisition. They believe they have come a long way in the first nine years without a sales team or even an excellent website.

Simita explains: “It was the winds of industry that helped us, and I think they pushed us. The industry, which has traditionally been slow to adopt technologies for fear of disrupting existing processes, has now become more responsive to new technologies in the IT world. Clouds are a good example of this. Over the years, there has been a shift in the openness of industries to invest in standards rather than proprietary technologies.

The launch of COVID-19 has affected shipping and operations for Uruguay, especially during the first quarter of sales and distant operations. But the company went back and sailed to the level of tolerance and commitment to customers.

Uttungga means ‘the pinnacle’ in Sanskrit, and although they believe they still have a long way to go to achieve Sita, they have indeed been able to mark it.

All of our actions are tailored to ensure we keep up with changing industry trends and fast-paced technologies. Education and development are our main focus, and staying close to customer needs is another key goal. With more than 700 people from three groups so far, keeping the main culture intact will be an area where we invest a lot. We also want to strengthen our presence in the United States, Germany, and Japan, ”said Simita.

Edited by Teja Le Dessie