Livingston: Rent, Buy, or LeaseTest & Measurement equipments

Rishi Sand,Director

Rishi Sand


Livingston India, a part of the Microlease Group is one of the leading Test and Measurement (T&M)equipment rental companies in the world. The company started its venture in India in 2009. At this time, they were known for supporting Electronics & Telecom industry by making testing solutions available in an OPEX model. In retrospect, the concept of renting T&M equipment was entirely new and the cost of the T&M equipment was prohibitive in a lot of cases. This resulted either in a certain level of testing not being carried out or extremely high costs being incurred by the Telecom Service Providers and OEM’s in carrying out testing.

Coming to the rescue, Livingston created flexibility and ease of acquisition of T&M equipment by the virtue of its OPEX based business model of rental and thereby enabled the entire industry to acquire the right tools at the right time to carry out testing of the networks at a fraction of the cost of the equipment and optimize spend. Livingston India is led by Shailendra Kalra who has over 24 years of experience in the Telecom industry. The company has scaled up 320-member team in the span of five years time and has doubled the revenue YoY to US$ 8.5 Mn in FY 2016-2017. Today, Livingston provides access to various technology companies to over a 1,08,000 T&M equipment
across 8000 product lines from all leading OEM such as Anritsu, Keithley, Keysight Technologies, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix, T&S, Viavi, EXFO, and Spirent amongst others.

Livingston has won Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year for Best Practices in Global Test and Measurement Rental and Leasing Services for three years in a row

The First of its Kind Asset Management Services to Startups & SMEs
Leaving no stone unturned, Livingston has carved a niche in the space today by offering a large-scale asset management services and lab as a service with their newly inaugurated Test Center of Excellence at Bangalore. This new ‘pay-as-you-go’ test facility offers start-ups and Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) a flexible, low-cost access to the latest technology.

Shailendra Kalra, Country Head, Livingston India, enthusiastically states “By giving SMEs and start-ups improved, affordable and short-notice access to world-class testing facilities, the Test Centre of Excellence is an ideal initiative to facilitate various Government visions such as ‘Make in India’ and ‘Design in India’. Using the Centre, engineers will be able to easily scale, customize and provision test requirements. By finding test assets in seconds rather than days, we can help them reduce product development times and achieve faster time-to-market.”
Most important of all, the Test Center of Excellence is equipped with state-of-the-art, calibrated, hardware and software test solutions that support a broad range of applications including radio and microwave, semiconductor, wireless, IoT, 5G, digital interface, automotive electronics, aerospace & defence and many more. In addition to this, the company provides a gamut of value-added services, such as on-going training and support and consultation for the implementation of custom testing solutions. The company also offers an ‘intellectual property secure’ test environment for users by guaranteeing a ‘no data holding’ policy.

The Road to Quality& Sustainability
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Livingston has offices all across Europe, Asia – Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, China, India – Gurgaon & Bangalore. The company has won Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year for Best Practices in Global Test and Measurement Rental and Leasing Services for three years in a row. Currently having 350+ employees, the company is adding newer milestones each passing days. “We hold ourselves to the highest standards of quality in all aspects of our business, whether that’s continuously improving upon our business processes and exceeding requirement of relevant ISO standards, calibrating our equipment in accordance with the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s specifications, or acting in the best interest of our global communities. All and all, we integrate these principles into everything we do, we enable our customers to rely on Livingston for the highest quality services, products, and support in the industry,” ends Shailendra, on a positive note.