“It was my privilege to work with Chiketa while I was the General Manager at (a leading fastener supplier) in the US. We used Chiketa to source proprietary products from India. Chiketa found suppliers who provided a quality product within the promised lead-time. This was no easy task as our product was complicated and there were many manufacturing practices, which had to be learned and taught to his team. The Chiketa team dedicated themselves to learning the process and to working as a liaison between the two engineering departments. Chiketa had not ever made our unique product and it required close scrutiny during the process. Chiketa personnel were always available and they were very diligent at getting things done. Chiketa did not have any knowledge of our products but they quickly learned the products and became one of our top suppliers.
You can trust Chiketa to get the job done and achieve the highest possible results. It is my pleasure to recommend Chiketa to you as a business partner.”
For the past year since 4/18/2014 it has been my pleasure to work with Rahul Sarkar. He is a brilliant engineer and manager of the difficult interface between India and western manufacturing. He has been instrumental in helping the Evluma Areamax become a world leading product in both quality and pricing.
Rahul and I worked closely together in India to help build up a factory to the point where it could accommodate the needs of the highly successful Evluma Areamax. I witnessed an 800 ton aluminum casting machine being brought to the factory just for the Evluma product. At any point where timeline management, creative problem solving or smart judgment were required, Rahul and his entire team could be counted on.
I highly recommend Rahul and the Chiketa team for manufacturing in India and engineering expertise with aluminum castings, sheet metal, powder coating and any other manufacturing process that India has to offer.
India is a big country with many manufacturers, and trying to find the ones who have good processes, systems in place at competitive prices is a challenge. Having “Feet on the Ground” in India is paramount. So many buyers now try and do what I call “Internet Buying”, but unless you spend time and money visiting facilities in India, China, or even the United States for that matter, you do not know what you are truly getting yourself into, and if you may have been deceived. As a Purchasing and Sales Professional, I am not willing to jeopardize my reputation and career over someone I find on the Internet. I know Chiketa offers a tremendous service and I understand the vital role and value you provide.
During a business mission in India in May 2012, I had the pleasure of working with Rahul Sarkar who revealed himself to be a resourceful person, having been a very precious help to me, as a newbie. In fact, Rahul helped me all summer before and during my trip. All that with a gracious air, which is a rare thing in our current world.
In the professional domain, he has demonstrated the relevance of the services which he offers with his company Chiketa. I have also had the occasion to meet his team in India and I am able to assure you that Rahul and his team are confident, professional and competent people. I am of the opinion that his company has a bright future, and has dignified people, whom I know for certain that I can count on one day in the future when I have need of performing business in India.
Besides providing such quality help, Rahul has demonstrated great human qualities, having the sense to look toward the longer view.
I sincerely hope to have the opportunity of collaborating again with Rahul because it will be a real pleasure and a grand honor for me.
We are pleased to say that our association with Chiketa has lasted for more than 6 years now and we couldn’t be happier with their high level of Quality, Reliability and Service. They are truly a World Class organization in every sense of the word. Chiketa provided us with ready expertise that we could not have easily developed ourselves. The Chiketa team are Professionals who will provide any company what is needed to “get the job done”
I have great respect on Mr. Rahul Sarkar. I have not reached that level to recommend such a great person Mr. Rahul Sarkar. He is an ICON for Quality. I have noticed QUALITY in his speech, in his walking, in his way of working, in his way of thinking. I am very proud to associate with Mr. Rahul Sarkar. He is also an encyclopedia. He is very strong for strategic sourcing for any Auto parts. I can say that he is also a ICON for “Sourcing from India”. He is an ASSET for US Truck and Trailer Industry
Rahul, has deep knowledge of all components, and an understanding of the parts end use. First he always studies the part drawings and models, their end use, applications, and then starts thinking about its manufacturing processes. He is a self starter with an enthusiastic personality.
“Rahul’s comprehensive knowledge of Lean Practices and quality systems allowed him to play a pivotal role in our pilot Lean transformation process. He personally created and taught class curricula introducing the principals of Lean to six groups of employees and one consisting of managers. He also sponsored and coached the Lean teams that formed after the initial training and helped both the factory and office undertake 5S activities as well.
Rahul is highly analytical in his approach to solving problems and is driven by data. His math skills and command of statistical methods are very impressive and helped measurably in getting to the root cause of problems he tackled. He is also a skilled writer and played a central role in revamping our entire ISO documentation for EMT here in Bloomingdale and again at EMT West. He guided the audit certification process both here and in Henderson which resulted in our retaining our ISO certification in Illinois and gaining certification in Nevada.”