Potential franchisees at ACREX

More than 100 potential franchisees found at ACREX for leading franchise system for industrial solutions

ECOTHERM have a strategic alliance with Gabriel Ecotherm Pvt Ltd in Pune, who is exclusive partner for manufacturing products, sales activities and signing agreements with franchise partners in India.

ECOTHERM along with its India partner Gabriel launched their operations in India at ACREX in Mumbai.

From 25th to 27th of February 2016 ECOTHERM exhibited at the ACREX in Mumbai and unveiled their globally successful franchise model. The goal of the Austrian based specialist for individual hot water, steam and solar systems was to find franchise partners all over India together with its new India partner Gabriel. More than 100 potential franchisees in all of the major cities in India could be found during the exhibition. “Within the next weeks these companies are analyzed and the most promising are selected to become franchisees in different territories,” Thomas Mathew, CEO of Gabriel Ecotherm Pvt Ltd., explains. Mit dieser Einsatzgruppe wird ECOTHERM dann auf einem der größten Märkte der Welt aktiv sein. “We could deliver already first hot water systems to hotels in India. With up to 15 franchisees ECOTHERM now intends to multiply this success all over the country,” Christoph Stangl, Sales & Marketing Manager International of ECOTHERM Austria GmbH, says.

Franchise System
ECOTHERM has developed a franchise system, which is wordwide leading in the field of industrial solutions. Currently nine franchisees at four continents are using the system. Trainings at the ECOTHERM Academy, online software tools as ECOSIZE & ECOCRM, manuals and a huge extranet full of templates, local sales support and much more assist the franchisees in daily business. “The most important manual is the ECOTHERM Processes Guide. It exactly describes all processes, which are necessary to be successful”, Christoph Stangl states. ECOTHERM has more than 30 years experience in more than 25 markets all over the world. This know-how is the basis for the franchise system. “ECOTHERM offers all franchisees exclusivity in its territory, unique and patented products, local sales support, premium services, software tools and best buying prices”, Thomas Mathew adds.

Launch in India
The Gabriel pavillion generated a lot of interest among the 30,000 visitors, who informed themselves about the unique patented hot water systems as well as about the franchise model pan India. Within the next couple of weeks the big number of interested companies will be analyzed. “Gabriel will pick up the strongest and most promising partners to become franchisees”, Mathew describes. Gabriel wants to start within a short period of time with franchise partners all over India. Sales and marketing campaigns will follow. First hot water systems could already be shipped to hotels in India. With the launch of the franchise system all over India much more shall follow in near future. “Our goal is to become market leader in India”, Thomas Mathew is clearly defining the target for ECOTHERM in India and adds: “Very shortly we will set up a local manufacturing facility in India for ECOTHERM’s patented products for hot water systems.”

Individual turnkey hot water and steam systems
The core business of ECOTHERM are individual turnkey hot water, steam and solar systems – especially for hotels, hospital, industry, apartments houses, schools, universities, hostels and any building having more than 20 rooms. The complete system is pre-assembled, pre-piped and pre-wired in the headquarters in Austria. After pre-testing the system is disassembled in big skid-mounted units and shipped on site. These units can then be easily installed in the plant room. “Therefore compact hot water systems can be installed and handed over to the main contractor within only a couple of days,” states Christoph Stangl. Some of the most prestigious buildings are among ECOTHERM’s references as e. g. Burj Khalifa in Dubai (highest building in the world), Royal Clock Towers Hotel in Mecca (second highest building in the world), JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai (highest hotel in the world), Sidra Medical & Research Center in Doha (first seven-star hospital in the world), and the Sheikh Jaber Hospital in Kuwait.

The exhibiton is spezialized on HVAC&R as well as on fire & safety, electrical & plumbing, services building automation and cold chain industry. ACREX India was returning to Mumbai after the sixteenth edition at Bangalore, where the event had participants from more than 25 Countries including Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the Netherlands, UAE, UK, Ukraine and USA.

Company: Gabriel
Gabriel is searching for companies, which have high end technology products, with which they have already achieved a market leadership position in certain markets. The goal is to achieve market leadership for these companies also in India and further markets like Asia, Oceania and even North America. “Our mission is to create outstanding value to our shareholders, stakeholders and brands bringing worldwide leading technology to India”, Thomas Mathew defines. Gabriel was founded in 2015 by CEO Thomas Mathew with its headquarters in Pune, India.

ECOTHERM is one of the worldwide leading brands for individual turnkey solar, hot water and steam systems for hotels, hospitals and the industry. The product portfolio consists of individual turnkey systems, high capacity water heaters, electric water heaters, hot water and combination tanks, clean steam generators, solar thermal systems, photovoltaic systems, high capacity heat exchangers, industrial products and fibre fleece insulation.

More than thousand systems have been installed in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North Africa and Central America. ECOTHERM inspires its clients with “Individual Heat Transfer Solutions” – individual systems in premium quality, with innovative products and premium service from the planning up to implementing.

ECOTHERM is a brand of ECOTHERM Austria GmbH with its headquarters in Hartkirchen, Austria. ECOTHERM is active in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Austria, Hungary, Mexico, China, Libya, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Croatia, India and further 20 countries all over the world. ECOTHERM Austria GmbH was founded by company owner Herbert Bremstaller in 1996. The origin of the family company dates back to 1880.

ECOTHERM Austria GmbH is a TÜV tested welding company to ISO 3834-2 and ISO 9001 : 2008 for calculation, design, production and sale of pressure vessels, heat exchangers as well as for solar, hot water and steam systems.