Stove Kraft to acquire of Business of SKAVA Electric, to foray into Electric Switches & Accessories segment

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Biznextindia : Stove Kraft has said that it will acquire the business and IPR rights from SKAVA Electric Private Ltd on a slump sale basis for total consideration of INR 4 Cr. in cash. With this acquisition, the company is planning to foray into the  business of manufacturing low voltage switchgear solutions like electrical switches, sockets, distribution boxes, switch boards, M.C.B, bulb holders, etc.

As part of this acquisition, founder of SKAVA will be appointed as a business head of this segment and will be associated with Stove Kraft for a period of at-least 4 years to ensure smooth transition as well as support future business growth. In addition, Stove Kraft will also absorb the design, operation & manufacturing team from SKAVA Electric Private Ltd to kickstart the production. Further, Stove Kraft also plans to incur additional capex of INRS Cr. over next 3-4 years on moulds and machines to increase the production capacity. SKAVA currently enjoys a robust distribution network in Southern India and will supplement Stove Kraft’s existing distribution network. The combined sales network will comprise of retail network, builder projects through professional channels of interior designers/architects, e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Udaan, JioMart etc. and leading physical channel partner networks like Croma, Future group, DMart, Reliance Group, etc. The Company intends to cover majority of the smart cities of India, as listed under the National Smart Cities Mission by the Department of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

“This acquisition will act as a natural extension to our existing product offerings of Pigeon LED. SKAVA enjoys a strong brand recall and has a wide distribution network in Tier-I and Tier-l! cities of Southern India. SKAVA has developed multiple innovative products in the past and with the support of Stove Kraft will continue to do so in the future as well. With this acquisition, Stove Kraft will cater to the mid-segment Electric Switches & Accessories segment and aims to capture a market share of 3% in the next three fiscal years” Mr. Rajendra Gandhi, Managing Director said.

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