ICONS: Excellent consulting with brilliance of Engineering
For last several years, India has excelled in most of its core industries. It has been possible due to parallel growth of engineering services provider companies both in size and technical and expertise. As engineering and EPC companies grew in size catering to green field mega projects with increasing associated man-hour costs, industry felt the need of small and midsize engineering companies to handle minor and major projects as well as plant modifications. ICONS Engineering Services (ICONS), located in Hyderabad, was established in 2011 by group of professionals imbibed with the power of knowledge and long years of industry experience to provide engineering services to the discerning clients at optimum cost meeting international quality standards.
ICONS has always remained steadfast in its resolve of meeting the customer needs in terms of quality, schedule and cost. The company mainly provides basic and detailed engineering and procurement services, technical services including feasibility studies, Hazop, design project reports, CFD and FEA analysis and project management services. It has tried & tested expertise in Oil & Gas, Fertilizers& Chemicals, Power and Petrochemical sectors. Whenever required, ICONS never loses out on engaging personnel from relevant industry and makes full use of their vast experience.
The Company is loaded with a team full of virtuosos. The senior members of ICONS team are industry professionals with 30 to 40 year of experience in managing large size projects and plant operations both in India and abroad. ICONS fulfills the space where large engineering companies are not cost effective or not available due to size of project and provides cost effective solutions meeting global quality standards.
Ahead of herd
In the world full of competitiveness, it becomes necessary to place yourself apart from the herd. Talking about ICONS, adaptability, understanding customer requirements and meeting their needs for each project is its key strength. The customer and project centric approach has helped it to build customer loyalty evidenced by repeat orders from valued customers. The client list includes Hitachi (Japan), Advanced Petrochem (Saudi Arabia), TASNEE Petrochem (Saudi Arabia), Coromandel International, Aditya Birla Grasim Chemical Division, Adventz(Zuari) and Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals from India.
We are living in an era where every moment a new competitor mushrooms in one or the other part of the world. Business is quite competitive. Many such services providers in the similar area are available throughout the world. In that case, it becomes utmost necessary to stay relevant in this competitive world. The company keeps making efforts to make sure that it does not lag behind in the race of having latest technology . To this end, it works to ensure to improve team skills by conducting training sessions and seminars of technology providers. It always tries to tap new opportunities by understanding the customer technology requirements.
To provide top notch services, it is quintessential to continually improve skills and productivity of associates and provide stress free work place. Senior management team takes on itself to train young engineers, encourage inquisitiveness and team work. In addition to technical training, yoga and meditation classes and team building excercises are held to make ICONS a great place to work.
The Company takes inspiration from achievers who went on to carve a niche for themselves in their domain. It inculcates culture of hard work and dedication in young associates and provides them opportunity to interact with such people. Moreover, the company has always been a firm believer in simplicity and employee care.
ICONS is making conscious efforts to establish itself as a global brand. Company also contributes to CSR activities in modest way and provides employment to young engineers from small towns who do not make up due to lack of exposure due to their humble background.
Initially, the company was started with 2 persons in 2011 and has steadily grown up to 50 associates at present. In a short span of time ICONS has completed 60+ assignments requiring 500 to 25000 man hours per assignment. It received its first order in April 2011 and built its order book brick by brick culminating in acquiring major contract from Hitachi japan for engineering of compressor packages in 2014.Subsequently, it bagged detail engineering contracts from big companies like Coromandel International, Aditya Birla Grasim Chemicals and ATEC. It has been able to enter into long term general engineering services contracts with Advanced Petrochem in 2016 and Tasnee in 2018, Petroleum majors in Saudi Arabia. Major feather in its cap is PMC contract for 1500 MTPD ammonia project received in Aug 2018.
DKM Rao, 52, Executive and Founder Director, man with vision is a Mechanical Engineer with 30 years rich experience in project and engineering management. He has managed international projects as engineering manager, project manager and construction manager, a rare feat, giving him courage to venture as entrepreneur. His area of expertise includes pre-FEED, FEED, Piping & Static Equipment Design, Project Management, Construction and Pre-Commissioning among others. Reading books and listening to videos of Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev are his ways to keep him free from negative stress. Mr. Rao believes in “Sustain the patience in difficult times and have alternate plans in recession”.
P C Jain, 71, Director Operations, joined his old colleague Mr. DK M Rao in 2014 after completing his 8 year stint with Tata group driven by his passion to mentor young engineers. He is a post graduate in mechanical engineering and has 40 plus year experience in managing projects in India and abroad and plant operations. Mr. Jain has been closely involved as part of projects implementation with international technology and engineering companies such as Haldor Topsoe, Saipem, Krupp Uhde, ABB Lummus, Jacobs and Stami Carbon. He has deep knowledge of vendor capabilities both in India and abroad for supply of critical equipment and materials.