Vishnu Agarwal is the Chief Managing Director of Technical Associates Limited. Founded in 1967 with a vision to continuously engineer new, innovative and relevant solutions for meeting the energy requirements of tomorrow, the company has grown into a nationally respected and known Power Transformer manufacturing company. IIT Kanpur has conferred upon him the Distinguished Alumnus Award 2016 for Entrepreneurial excellence.
Vishnu Agarwal received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1966. From there on, he embarked on an entrepreneurial journey and founded Technical Associates Ltd. in 1967. His father, Mr. Ram Agarwal, played a vital role in shaping up the vision and ideology of the company. The company intended to offer solutions spanning the full length of Transmission and Distribution opportunities.
In 1969, the company bagged its first order for manufacturing 5kVA, 11KV Distribution Transformers. In 1973, it established its present manufacturing location at Ismailganj in Lucknow. Gradually, it started expanding its base and set up its first transformer unit in Punjab at Sangrur in 1979. In 1991, it became the first transformer manufacturers in India to get a comprehensive ISO 9000 certification for integrated design, manufacturing and testing processes for transformers, including processing of raw materials. In 2006, the company further expanded its customer offerings and set up the Turnkey Power Projects division for executing Transmission and Distribution EPC projects. In 2011, TAL executed its first export order for Power Transformers for ZESCO, Zambia.
TAL is one of the few Indian transformer manufactures who have successfully grown into an established, recognized Power Transformer manufacturer owing to heavy investments in design, engineering and knowledge building. It has so far supplied more than 600,000 (approx. 50,000 MVA) transformers which are in active service in India. It is also one of the first transformer manufacturers in the country to have set up integrated facilities for processing of CRGO core, slitting, cutting and annealing, conductor manufacturing (drawing, annealing and paper covering), transformer Oil processing, tank fabrication, core assembly, winding, assembling and tanking. This has allowed it to have a stronger control on what goes inside the transformer and reduce dependence on external suppliers, thereby ensuring delivery timelines.
As the company prepares for its next stage of growth, it is focussed on leveraging its past-experience, knowledge and credentials to benchmark itself against global leaders, and to build continuous value for its customers, employees, vendors and shareholders. The entire success of the company rests on the shoulders of Mr. Agarwal and his capable team. He continues to direct the company towards manufacturing products and services that will deliver superior performance and hence contribute to the growth and welfare of society. He is also serving as the President of Executive Council at Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA).