With a nationwide presence all over India, AB Sea Containers Pvt. Ltd. is an efficiently managed company that sells a unique product. AB Sea has a unique product line that includes living, working and storage solutions. The unique part of this fairly common venture is that fact that the company uses used containers and recycles and refurbishes them to create office spaces, storage spaces and even rest rooms if needed!
In this day and age of increasing awareness about environmentalism and concerns about climate change, it is just not feasible or cost effective to construct temporarily used spaces. This is most common in construction sites where office and living spaces are temporarily constructed and later demolished. Here is where AB Sea comes in. They are a terrain occupying solutions company and their products can be installed in any terrain and at any location. Their containers have all the basic human necessities and can be customized according to needs. The major advantage with these containers is that they can be reused and refitted. This way, unnecessary construction can be avoided and the environment isn’t prone to much damage.
Such a stand out company requires a stand out founder and the company has an able leader in Mr. Hansraj Budhiraja. Mr. Hansraj has a truly rags to riches story with him working at restaurants to support himself and get to this level. This company is the brainchild of Mr. Hansraj and it focuses on innovation every single day. The company works by the mantra ‘if one can imagine it, one can bring it into existence as well’. The employees are all devoted towards the success of the company and their hard work and innovation has brought the company to this position. AB Sea is miles ahead of its competitors and wants to maintain the same.
1.What is the Name of Your Venture?
AB Sea Container Pvt. Ltd.
2.Who is your target Audience?
Artists, architects, construction company, event companies, innovators, mining companies, social welfare associations, NPOs, PWD, army, police tenderers, water treatment companies, electrical engineering companies, E-commerce companies, Human Resource management companies, importers & exporters, solar panel companies, warehousing and storage space providing companies, people in need of home, toilet, office, site office, cold storage, shipping container, security cabin and environmentalists concerned about the emission control due to construction.
3.Where is your venture based (city, state, and country) at &what are your target areas?
Our Head Office is at Tughlakhabad, Delhi, India. With branches all over, we deal with clients Pan India.
4. What problems does your venture solve? What are your products or services?
We provide immediate terrain occupying solutions to people in need of office, home, toilets, shops and such. Avoiding unnecessary construction and excessive CO2 emission, refurbished containers are a hybrid solution for almost every possible concept of construction. And they are reusable which saves nature and earth from going into bits.
We refurbish old and used shipping containers as well as manufacture new as per need or demand. We insulate the shipping container and install all basic human need accessories. Containers have a very long life and very minimal maintenance expense. It can reach to your site before you, and immediately be occupied and its end use can be extracted, from the day of installation. We provide turnkey solutions, so almost everything that is required by the customer is provided preinstalled in the cabin or container. More than that, we fabricate factory shed, warehouse, watchtowers, cold storage, clean room, ripening room, toilet cabins, PEB structures, prefabricated shelters, portable cabins, refrigerated cabins, security cabins, restaurant in container, shops in container, office in container, container for living, container for labor accommodation, army shelters, army vehicles, site office, school in container, institutional cabins, movable hospitals, dispensary cabin, storage cabin and such other products.
5. Share the idea or story behind the venture. How did it come to existence?
I saw how the containers would go to scrap after the logistical use, and mainstream construction was nothing but harmful for the nature plus time consuming. The thought of saving the containers and using their maximum potential led my plan to provide containers with such architectural and innovative design. This way the containers could be used for almost any construction requiring terrain. It is a cheaper, fast accessible, eco-friendly, durable option that could be transported to any location throughout the world.
6. How did you identify your co-founder? Tell us something about your co-founder/s.
I am the only founder of this firm.
7. How did you hire your first team members?
I only looked for one thing, passion towards Innovation.
8. What expansion plans are you looking for in the next 2 years, next 5 years?
We are in a phase of developing smart factory so that the quality of end product can be assured as committed. We are also in a phase of R&D for products which will be better than the current solutions. We follow kaizen, so we are at work almost day and night, practicing to improve the product as well as providing more eco-friendly and pocket friendly options for our customers.
9. Where do you want to see yourself in the next 10 years?
We will be the biggest Indian exporter of shipping containers as well as office and insulated containers. Supporting the ‘Make In India’ scheme of Indian government, and hopefully employing three fold of existing employees.
10.Have you raised any funding Or have any plans for the funding?
By grace of the almighty and self-efforts, our founder has a huge setup. We initially want to work onto improving and innovating our products and then along with it, IPO can also be considered in future.
11.What were the problems you faced during the starting days and how did you resolve them?
When we introduced our products in India, initially people were afraid of the idea of sitting inside a container for work or living in it. The general public was majorly concerned about the factor of temperature control and water inlets/ outlets. We obviously were having solutions for the same beforehand, but it took a lot of acknowledgement. Beyond this, we have always overcome such doubtful or misinformation and with the right knowledge and information successfully resolve them.
12. What have been your biggest challenges and learning so far?
The biggest challenge so far has been the rigidity of mindset we have in our society. We have to educate people and make them aware of the fact that the containers can be used in such great innovative methods.
13. Are you married, single or are you in a relationship?
I have been married for the last 30 years.
14. What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?
I love to read as well as write poetry, yoga, exercise, reading news & books. These activities keep me mentally and physically fit and active anytime. Also they’re stress relieving.
15. What’s your favorite food & holiday destination?
Switzerland is my all-time favorite place. And in food I’m not much choosy.
16. Whom do you consider your idol or biggest motivator?
Steve Jobs, how continuously he dedicated his life for upgrading and innovating products. And creating awareness of how several purposes can be solved by alternative solutions. That is what we also do, installing Innovations.
17. What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Every person has their share of success and destiny.We avoid any politics and are solely indulged in our own work. We have so much to do and focus upon that we end up being obsessed with ourselves and our work. Whereas for employees, they’d just do what they have been asked to, whether it’ll be beneficial for the company or not that’s something they won’t bother about.
18. If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
I’ve never thought of anything else, for me there isn’t a possibility to do anything else career wise. Whatever is done has been done,absolutely, perfectly.
19. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family & Social life?
Dedication to work takes over your social life to a certain extent, and I’m ok with it. But when it comes to family, I’ll set work aside. So the key is prioritizing yourself right.
20. Anything, you would like to say to our readers or upcoming entrepreneurs?
For our readers I would like to say innovation is the key to life, use the same puzzle but bring out different results. It is the only difference they or anyone else can make. If you don’t do it in time then be sure someone else will do it. Do not strive for success in the monetary aspect of life only. Family, social responsibility and enhancement of oneself is also very essential with monetary success and one has to maintain the balance in all aspects of life.
21. Tell us something about your education & family background.
I started off with a very humble beginning with almost nothing in my pockets. Then I used to work part time in a restaurant and completed my graduation on my own. My father expired when I was quite young and had to manage and handle life on my own.
22. What is your USP which makes it unique & different from other start-ups in similar domains?
We work our driven enterprise with risk taking and R&D Practicing mindset. We are not afraid of the unknown.We have a saying at AB Sea ‘if one can imagine it, one can bring it into existence as well.’ This idea alone is our USP. We give freedom to our customers to think something unexceptional and we will make it happen.
When it comes to competitors, the technology and specialization we’re currently having is something that they’d take time to match. Plus we have been growing consistently well over the past few years.
23. What do you think is the biggest threat to the success of small businesses & Start-ups today?
Their own work Ethic is the biggest threat, not only for small or medium industries but every enterprise and entrepreneur. If you and your work Ethic are right, then there is nothing which can bring you down. Every individual today wants to succeed, but unless you build and maintain a proper work culture, you won’t be able to survive long enough.
24. Do you consider yourself successful and by what means do you measure success?
If only success could be measure by one self then everyone would have totally different view about the whole world. In our viewpoint if our customers are happy and satisfied that’s what our success is. As they’ll tend to return to us and whenever they come we’ll be equally happy to serve them.
25. Please share complete name, address, phone number, email id & website of Your Business & Contact Person
Company Name: AB Sea Container Pvt. Ltd.
Address: F-85, Vishwakarma colony, Tughlakabad, Delhi
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Contact person: Mr. Hansraj Budhiraja