Kores: A Legendary Forerunner Providing Top-Notch Industry Relevant Product Solutions

Harshal Dunakhe,  COO - Business Automation

Harshal Dunakhe

COO - Business Automation

Most of us today would fail to fathom a childhood where Kores products hadn’t fancied itself among our much treasured little stationery. One could definitely recollect cherishing those color pens & geometry boxes, correctors to carbon papers and glue sticks. Creating a revolution then, under the headship of Shri Krishnalal Thirani, Founder Chairman of Kores(India), the company had lionized its mark within the stationery industry striding over a history that went back to 1932 when its first office in India was launched by Wilhelm Koreska in Kolkata (officially established in Vienna in 1887). Kores never failed to be a part of student success ever since and now stands at an all rise phase of striking a tryst with success yet again at the corporate level. Striding on rigorous market research to identify, select and launch industrial relevant products, considering latent needs, technology and value proposition with a PAN India service network, Kores proves to be the perfect stepping stone to a company’s prosperity.

Kores entered the business automation industry to exclusively offer solutions for various industry applications with the customer at its focal, boasting of unprecedented quality standards and innovations. Harshal Dunakhe, COO, Kores, Business Automation division, states, “In an age where business and customers are getting increasingly interlinked, we formed to
bridge the gap between both. We bring the legacy and products of an 80year old brand onto the internet to enable our dealers,channels partners and end users to use the service, and choose from a range of office automation and business products.” Recognizing the need for a connected, modern office, Kores sells India specific products that enable workplaces to work faster, boosting safety and productivity as prime. As a key player under this segment, the company masters products like paper shredders, currency counters and label printers that display online and are directly shipped to customers.

The main areas of focus going ahead would be into labeling solutions, shredding solutions and currency management

Rigorous Quality Checks & Unprecedented Solutions
The company displays various masterpiece specifications, like the aforementioned paper shredder consisting of various models for desktop, office and heavy duty paper shredding usage. This unique model also qualifies for best security and shred speed made available in aesthetic designs and varied bin capacities only designed for convenience. On the other hand, its most efficient currency counting range consists of basic and value note counters that aid even in identifying counterfeit and fake notes, thereby avoiding potential losses to its clients affairs. Another exclusive range of labeling solutions include label printers, receipt printers and barcode scanners that help to measure, identify and track products/assets with much ease. All these products undergo thorough research preproduction while post production involves a three stage quality check by inhouse and third party quality testing. These products are then imported to India qualifying for immediate use. This is why Kores over the years has recorded low failure rates maintaining an excellent report of consistent quality.

The Way Ahead
Possessing a strong service network with over 90 engineers across India, with the presence of a Kores branch in almost every state/UT, the goodwill of the brand and its exceptional quality value proposition has lead it to great heights. Kores has maintained an exponential growth of over 30 percent YOY over the past two years and aims to streamline its proficiency in its current range of products. Harshal concludes, “The main areas of focus going ahead would be into labeling solutions, shredding solutions and currency management that would enable us to grow 40 percent YOY and become a Rs.100 crore business unit by 2022.”