Customer Success Story : Sri Lakshmi Steel Traders

May 23, 2024
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India is the second-largest crude steel producer in the world, with 10.14 MT and is projected to grow 6.7% in 2023 from 6.1% in 2022, according to WSA’s short-range outlook. According to a report from Ernst & Young (EY) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), The Indian Steel Industry is expected to play an integral role in steering the country into a $5 trillion economy by 2025. The sector, which contributes around 2% of India’s GDP and indirectly employs close to 2 million people, has been growing at a CAGR of about 5-6 % year-on-year.

The Indian steel industry is a vital component of the nation’s economy, contributing 2.5 per cent to the GDP and directly and indirectly employing 2.5 million people. This sector is accorded great importance due to its essential role in infrastructure and industrial development. Its output effect on the economy is estimated to be 1.4 times, with a multiplier of 6.8 times for employment.

Sri Lakshmi Steel Traders: Introduction

Suvarpu Renuka started her entrepreneurial journey with her husband three years ago. Her company’s name is Sri Lakshmi Steel Traders, located in Bengaluru, Karnataka. They decided to start a steel fabrication business since her husband had years of prior experience in the field. Initially, they used to get materials from a vendor but later figured out the process and began doing the production in-house.

Problem Statement

When they started the business, they lacked sufficient funds to invest in it properly. Not having adequate capital, they struggled a lot to even maintain the stock. They turned to family members for financial support, but they too couldn’t help them with sufficient funding. 

Solution Offered by Kinara Capital

Things completely changed when Renuka decided to apply for a Business Loan from Kinara Capital around 3 years ago. She received a discounted HerVikas loan of Rs. 5 lakhs quickly and was pleasantly surprised by how smooth the process was. Eventually, they reached out to Kinara for a top-up loan, and this time too, the response was prompt and positive.

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Impact of Solution Offered by Kinara Capital

The loan amount was really useful to her as she could invest in improving the business and start maintaining the stock. Thus, her business started growing and now it reached a sales volume of 7 to 8 tons from 4 tons before the loan. 

Renuka says that Earlier, we didn’t have the money to improve our operations and bulk buy materials to maintain stock. Kinara’s loans changed all that. We were able to manage our inventory and get ahead in terms of production. Our output used to be around 4 tons, and now it has gone up to 7-8 tons, and our turnover has shot up from around Rs.10 lakhs to Rs.15 lakhs. I have also been able to use the profits from the business to build a new home for us and send my children to a good school. As a woman entrepreneur, Kinara’s support has helped me achieve success and freedom, and that makes me so happy

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