Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ramesh Iyer

"Globally, the security industry is $140 billion and it is growing at around 10-12% CAGR. Among the high-growth markets are India, China, South America, South Africa, Middle East and some of the South Asian countries. What have been the key drivers of the growth in the security industry? Increased urbanisation, poverty (owing to imbalanced development), terrorism, economic development and asset creation."

Ramesh Iyer, CEO, Topsgrup Security (http://www.topsgrup.com/)

May 20, 4 pm


Murali said...


Ramesh has graduated with specialization in mathematics and post graduated in management studies from Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai. He has 24 years of rich experience in heading Logistics, Marketing & International Business in various reputed service industries like Lloyd Insulation, TNT Skypak, Elbee, Express IT Logistics Worldwide Ltd. Before joining TOPSGRUP, he was the Vice President – International Business, in Express IT Logistics.

Ramesh is responsible for the business, operation & entire management of TOPSGRUP's India operations. He has an uncanny ability to get into the depth of a seemingly complex problem and come out with a solution that is simple and pragmatic. His belief is that a business only exists to create, retain and delight a customer– that’s it. Such staunch customer and stakeholder focused beliefs makes him an ideal leader.
Topsgrup (www.topsgrup.com) is India’s second largest security solutions provider with a market cap of about 1000 crores.

The group headed by Dr. Diwan Rahul Nanda, Chairman and Managing Director, has a pan India presence with 110 domestic offices and operations abroad and manpower strength of over 65,000 security personnel.

Today, Topsgrup headquartered in Mumbai secures a stellar list of 6000 plus clientele consisting of the who's who names and the biggest brands in the corporate sector.

Its clientele spans celebrities from Bollywood, business tycoons, multinationals, government bodies, embassies, banks and leading corporates such as Tata Group, Reliance, Airtel, Oracle, HSBC, Stanchart, ICICI, Future group amongst many others.

A fast track growth in the last decade with the introduction of innovative services such as Topsline (ERS) CMS (cash management) and advanced training combined with Corporate Governance has not only earned a strong brand equity for the company but has impacted paradigm shifts in the Rs 2,500 crore Indian security solutions market; thus setting benchmarks in quality and success standards.

The company’s growth as a market leader in security solutions business which is being touted as a sunrise industry by trade and investment experts has attracted credible investors like the acclaimed stock expert Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and leading private equity players like ICICI Venture and Indivision (part of Future Capital Holdings).

The company which is in throes of new acquisitions and expansions in 2008 has set a new benchmark for the Indian security solutions industry. The company with a market capitalization of Rs 1,000 crore has raised the bar for other security companies vis-à-vis market valuation and the newly earned respect in the financial and corporate circles.
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Murali said...

A recent release...


Bags the honour for its contribution to the security services in India

Mumbai, 19th October : Tops Grup, India's leading security services company, today bagged the Frost and Sullivan Business Excellence award for their contribution to the security services in India. The awards are presented to the companies in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the industry and for achieving a competitive, customer-based leading position in the market.

Speaking on the occasion, Diwan Rahul Nanda, Chairman & Managing Director, TopsGrup Securities. "It is an honour to receive the award and we would like to thank our clients who have the confidence in our services. We believe there is no better substitute for diligent advice and client focus. We stand committed to building long term relationships with our clients."

The companies that are commended as Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award recipients are those with the diligence, perseverance, and dedication required to develop a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive global marketplace.

Frost & Sullivan follows a rigorous selection methodology unmatched by any other firm. The award audit results are an invaluable source of strategic information and ideas that go a long way in the creation of growth strategies and improvement of business processes, which effectively drives corporate growth.

TOPSGRUP ©SM is an ISO 9001:2000-certified conglomerate of 9 companies and 1 specialized division offering Total Security Solutions to over 5000 clients in India which include Tatas, Birlas, Suzlon, ONGC, ICICI, HSBC, Stanchart, Airtel, Vodafone, etc. Its flagship company, Tops Security Limited, which has attracted the investments from ICICI Ventures and the Futures Group, is a national leader and undisputedly the most preferred brand in the country. TOPSGRUP©SM is networked out of 110 offices in the country and employs over 50000 permanent employees.

With a turnover in excess of INR 260 crores (2006-07) and projected (2007-08) turnover in excess of INR 900 crores (Organic - Rs. 467 crores and Inorganic - Rs 451 crores) TOPSGRUP©SM is by far the No.1 brand in the Indian security industry and growing at a rapid CAGR of over 50%.

Over the last three years, the group's Turnover and Y-O-Y growth respectively have been as follows:

o 2004-05 - Turnover Rs. 132.37 cr and YOY growth 33.75%

o 2005-06 - Turnover Rs. 174.33 cr and YOY Growth 31.70 %

o 2006-07- Turnover Rs 270 cr and YOY Growth 55%

TOPSGRUP ©SM is probably the only single largest Indian security group to offer Total Security Solutions that includes manned guarding, investigations, cash management services, special security squads for executive protection, event security management, facility management, advanced training, security audits, integration of security systems and emergency response services like TOPSLINE 1252 and Tops Air Rescue.

By 2012, TOPSGRUP ©SM envisions becoming the single largest security group in the country with a strong international brand presence. TOPSGRUP ©SM with its ambitious inorganic and organic drive is poised to reach its vision of becoming an US $ 1 billion group by the year 2012. TOPSGRUP ©SM over the next 5 years will increase its operations to the United Kingdom, USA, Europe, Middle East and Australia.

For further information, please contact:

Abhijeet – 9967395553, Archana- 9819411618, Puja – 9820473457.

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