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ECGC – D&B Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012 announced
 
Second edition of ECGC – D&B ‘India’s Leading Exporters 2012’ also released
 
Mumbai,  November 26, 2012    

Dun & Bradstreet, the world’s leading provider of global business information, knowledge and insight, in association with Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd (ECGC) today announced the ‘ECGC – D&B Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012’ to recognize the contribution of the Exporters to the Indian economy. 

The occasion also marked the launch of the second edition of the premier publication ‘India’s Leading Exporters 2012’, which profiles the award winners of Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012. Additionally, it provides an overview of the Indian export sector and trends in specific sectors. The publication also carries the findings of a primary research study conducted by D&B covering nearly 400 exporting firms whose exports aggregate to nearly Rs 80,000 crores. Based on the responses of these companies, the publication provides detailed findings about ownership structure, export and financial performance, export destinations, funding preferences, risk management practices and R&D investments.

Delivering the welcome address, Shri. Kaushal Sampat, President & CEO – India, Dun & Bradstreet said, “Exports are a vital cog in our growth engine without which we cannot achieve our aspirations of 9% GDP growth in today’s increasingly integrated global economy. The Government of India has continuously emphasised the role of exports in the country’s economy. Dun & Bradstreet & Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India (ECGC) have partnered for several decades to serve the Indian exporter community, supporting them in their endeavours and helped them grow. The ECGC – D&B Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards are a manifestation of this commitment from these two organizations, towards growing India’s share in global trade.”

“Our publication, India’s Leading Exporters 2012, released in conjunction with the awards, reveals that the export revenue of the 400 respondents (in INR terms) grew by 32% over FY 11. The contribution of export revenue to aggregate total income of these companies also increased from approximately 23% in FY 11 to 28% in FY 12. Another interesting aspect of the study shows that exporters are focusing on innovation as indicated by 32% growth in Research & Development expenditure during the year”, added Mr. Sampat.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Shri N Shankar, Chairman cum Managing Director, Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd, said, “ECGC with its 55 branches offers a wide range of credit insurance products to Indian exporters to cover the default risk of overseas importers and to banks operating in India to cover the default risk of Indian exporters. There is a compulsion in the current scenario of high current account deficit to reduce the trade gap and ECGC re-dedicates itself to play its role by updating its underwriting techniques, country risk rating model and improved IT system.  The Corporation intends to build its capacity to underwrite risk through increase in capital and robust Risk Management System.”

The Corporation is unique among its peers in international arena in that unlike other credit insurers, it offers insurance covers to lending banks, extends covers to sectors such as Gems & Jewellery and covers even repudiation risk of overseas buyers”, he added.

The publication India’s Leading Exporters’ was released by Shri S R Rao, IAS, Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India at an event which was attended by dignitaries from Government of India, financial institutions, industry bodies, export houses, corporates, banks etc.

About ECGC – D&B Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012:

The ‘ECGC-D&B Indian Exporters Excellence Awards’ was conceptualized, considering the growing contribution of exports to the Indian economy. The Awards Event is closely tied to the publication, ‘India’s Leading Exporters 2012’ that features the award winners and other leading exporters of the country. The awards provide an opportunity for ECGC and D&B to acknowledge exporters who have outperformed their peers w.r.t to themes based and special awards as mentioned below.

Winners of ECGC – D&B Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012:

Category

Company Name

Award

Overall Best Exporter

Tata Consultancy Services Limited

 

Best SEZ Exporter

Shakti Pumps (India) Limited

Winner

Eskay Speciality Chemicals

First Runner-up

Fine Jewellery Manufacturing Limited

Second Runner-up

Best Focus Market Exporter

Angelique International Limited

Winner

PME Power Solutions (India) Limited

First Runner-up

Wellknown Polyesters Limited

Second  Runner-up

Best Focus Product Exporter

Superhouse Limited

Winner

Eastman Cast & Forge Limited

First Runner-up

Prima Plastics Limited

Second  Runner-up

Most Innovative Exporter

Serum Institute of India Limited

Winner

Advanced Enzyme Technologies Limited

First Runner-up

Indofil Industries Limited

Second  Runner-up

Most Socially Responsible Exporter

Jain Irrigation Systems Limited

Winner

Gitanjali Gems Limited

First Runner-up

Shree Ramkrishna Exports Private Limited

Second  Runner-up

Best Rural Exporter

Olam Agro India Limited

Winner

Mangala Marine Exim India Private Limited

First Runner-up

St. Mary’s Cashew Factory

Second  Runner-up

Exporter with the Best Risk Management Practices

Wendt (India) Limited

Winner

Lohia Starlinger Limited

First Runner-up

IPCA Laboratories Limited

Second  Runner-up

Most Diversified Exporter

IPCA Laboratories Limited

Winner

Granules India Limited

First Runner-up

Ind-Swift Laboratories Limited

Second  Runner-up

Best Manufacturer-Exporter (Large)

Graphite India Limited

Winner

Shree Ganesh Jewellery House Limited

First Runner-up

Arvind Limited

Second  Runner-up

Best Manufacturer-Exporter (Medium)

Balaji Amines Limited

Winner

Kanpur Plastipack Limited

First Runner-up

Shakti Pumps (India) Limited

Second  Runner-up

Best Manufacturer-Exporter (Small)

Neelikon Food Dyes & Chemicals Limited

Winner

Supriya Lifescience Limited

First Runner-up

Theme Export Private Limited

Second  Runner-up

Best Trader-Exporter (Large)

Ushdev International Limited

Winner

Gayson & Company Private Limited

First Runner-up

Sakuma Exports Limited

Second  Runner-up

Best Trader-Exporter (Medium)

The Asian Traders (India)

Winner

G.S. Exports

First Runner-up

Saraf Impex Private Limited

Second  Runner-up

Best Trader-Exporter (Small)

ABC Chemical Exports Private Limited

Winner

Trimex Minerals Private Limited

First Runner-up

Nadia Exim

Second  Runner-up

Best Exporter- Services (Large)

Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Winner

Mindtree Limited

First Runner-up

Infosys Limited

Second  Runner-up

Best Exporter- Services (Medium)

eClerx Services Limited

Winner

Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Private. Limited.

First Runner-up

Satyam Venture Engineering Services Private Limited

Second  Runner-up

Best Exporter- Services (Small)

ASM Technologies Limited

Winner

Digicomp Complete Solutions Limited

First Runner-up

Robosoft Technologies Private Limited

Second  Runner-up

Best Woman Entrepreneur

 

 Premier Leather Products Pvt. Ltd

Ms. K V Susheela, Managing Director

Winner

Ozone International

Ms. Savina Sharan, Proprietor

First Runner-up

Amman Granites

Ms. Shanthi Ramasamy, Partner

Second  Runner-up

About India’s Leading Exporters 2012:

The publication profiles the award winners and runner-ups of Indian Exporters’ Excellence Awards 2012. Additionally, it provides an overview of the Indian export sector and trends in specific sectors. The nomination details of 368 companies that provided complete detailed information has been collated and aggregated to arrive at key trends of these leading exporters.  Some of the key highlights derived from this analysis are mentioned below:

  • Among the sample companies,12% operated in the engineering goods sector, 10% belonged to the chemicals, petrochemicals & plastics industry, 9% operated in food & agro sector and 8% operated in the textile industry.
  • Revenue generated from exports by the sample companies aggregated to Rs 796.7 bn which grew by 32.4% annually. The contribution of exports to overall total income also increased from approximately 23% in FY11 to 28% in FY12, reiterating the better performance of exports as compared to the domestic market. The contribution of exports largely represents the share of large companies which had just over 20% share in exports. The share of exports among medium and small companies was over 50% during the period.
  • A sector-wise analysis revealed the fragmented nature of Indian exports with overall share of the top 4 sectors in the sample accounting for almost 50% during the year. On the growth side, food & agro sector registered a robust growth of 77.1% during FY12. This was followed by pharmaceutical and chemicals, petrochemicals & plastics products with 52.3% and 39.8% growth in FY12 among all commodity groups. Although gems & jewellery contributed maximum to the total export revenue, it witnessed a relatively slower growth of 18.5% during FY12.
  • The strong focus on innovation was also visible among the sample exporters who increased their R&D spend by over 32% during FY12. Risk management also emerged as one of the key practises of exporters with most of the sample companies following risk mitigation measures through direct credit, insurance, bank guarantees or hedging.  Almost 56% of the companies had export credit insurance cover from ECGC.

The first of half of the year FY13 has been challenging for Indian exporters with cumulative exports from Apr-Oct 2012 declining by 6.1% over the corresponding period in US dollar terms.  However, we are confident that the Indian exporters will be able to reverse this trend in the coming months and achieve the USD 500 billion  merchandise trade target in the coming few years.

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Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd (ECGC) is a Government of India Enterprise which provides export credit insurance facilities to exporters and banks in India. Over the years, it has evolved various export credit risk insurance products to suit the requirements of Indian exporters and commercial banks. ECGC is the seventh largest credit insurer of the world in terms of coverage of national exports.

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