A proven multi-tasker and result - oriented leader with over three decades of experience in automotive engineering, Mr. Kabir Bhandari is the Founder and Managing Director of Padmini VNA Mechatronics. He is an accomplished skipper with a strong track record performance in utilizing keen analysis and insights and a team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementations of best practices.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was also a member of Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honor society in the United States. Prior to MIT, he attended St. Stephen's University for a first undergraduate degree in Math.
His vision is to deliver innovations that meet the constantly changing global market & industry requirements while simultaneously reducing emissions. Mr. Bhandari’s initiatives and technology insight have strengthened his company’s culture of innovation and expanded the company into new markets with a customer inspired product portfolio, value added services and global reach across Europe, Asia, North America and South America.
The story begins in 1992 when Padmini Engineering was established and countered the trend by producing propelled automobile horns. In 2005, Padmini Engineering was reloaded with the establishment of Padmini VNA Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd. (the horn business was sold to a Tier-1 European Player). Padmini VNA’s domestic business currently stands at around 75% and it forecasts its exports business to grow to 50% by 2021-22, on the backdrop of having bagged a large amount of business from customers in Europe and US.
The primary focus of Padmini VNA is innovation in the development of automotive control systems. For this purpose, more than fifty percent of the company’s total employee strength has been engaged in Design and Development. Moreover, Padmini VNA has effectively expanded its total patent count to 45 which makes the company a great differentiator and proves its credibility in the automotive market.