The Manam group's
desire to venture into products, specifically
engines, resulted in the Group collaborating
with Villiers, UK, world leaders in multi-purpose
small engines, to form Southern Agro Engines
Private Limited. Villiers was already a brand,
established world over, for small portable
Engines and the Engine was christened 'Vijay
Villiers' and has made a mark in the markets,
capturing significant market-share through
our national dealer and distributor network.
Manam is the only company in India with Villiers
Mr.D.Jayavijayan, the Managing
Director of Southern Agro Engines Private
Limited, is a young and dynamic Industrial
Engineer, and a graduate from Bangalore University.
Mr.D.Jayavijayan, joined MANAM as a Director
in 1995 with the Villiers UK partnership,
and now Southern Agro Engines is a manufacturer
of repute of portable engines in India. His
experience, combined with continuous dedication
to training and R&D, has enabled SAEPL
to adhere to high quality processes and systems.
With his proven organizational and delivery
capabilities, SAEPL provides strong customer
The first product
of the internal combustion engine manufacturing
plant, an engine meant for coupling with the
needle vibrator for the construction industry
was launched on August 15, 1998, and there
has been no looking back since.
The company began manufacturing
engines for agricultural pump sets in 1998.
Once SAEPL established a domestic base, especially
in East India, the Villiers Vijay brand carved
a special niche for itself in the hearts and
minds of farmers and industrial users. Whether
it was monobloc and priming pumps or pesticide
sprayers and compressors, the Villiers Vijay
engines generated customer satisfaction. Today
more than 2100,000 Villiers Vijay engines
are regularly in use throughout India and
in our overseas market.
The ISI certification
for its products, in December 1999, helped
SAEPL in securing government contracts. Supplies
of bare engines for use in pump sets and generator
sets to Sri Lanka and Nigeria began at this
In July 2001, the company
received from BVQI of Germany, the prestigious
ISO 9001 Certification for manufacturing and
marketing internal combustion engines.
The Entire SAEPL
team is trained in 5S, a comprehensive Japanese
working systems standard.
A full-fledged Research
& Development department has begun functioning
from April 2003. In less than 18 months, the
SAEPL R&D team produced lightweight petrol
engine, Vijay Champ, with superior performance
levels. An engine driven by liquefied petroleum
gas (LPG), manufactured using wholly indigenous
technology has also been launched. The R &
D team will shortly introduce sophisticated
software that will result in increased life
cycle of the components manufactured for our
the flagship brand, now branded Manam Villiers
Vijay, is set to enter the Northeast markets
of India. SAEPL is also targeting markets
in Nepal, Philippines and Thailand, and exploring
possible joint ventures with overseas partners.