Sowar Private Limited's Joint Ventures

With an objective to manufacture and provide technical services Sowar promoted six joint venture companies with its principals over the last 30 years. The Group is headed by Sowar Private Limited which is the flagship company & equity owner of all these joint ventures. HGS (India) Limited, (HGS) established as a joint venture with Sensor Nederlands B.V. was its first venture into manufacturing & was conceived in 1986 (Sensor is part of ION Geophysical, Houston) HGS manufactures seismic cables, connectors and geophone strings and finally branched out as an independent company in 2015. HGS is a 100% export oriented unit based in Manesar, Gurgaon. HGS operates two factories and is the only manufacturer of seismic accessories in this part of the world.

The second joint venture was with AVL List GmbH Austria. AVL List GmbH, is the world's largest institution involved in development of instrumentation for internal combustion engines and internal combustion engines themselves. AVL India designs test engines and test beds for the automobile industry in India. It also manufactures automobile pollution control units at its factory in Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon. Sowar sold its holding in AVL India to AVL List in 2013. The third venture was a software development company, AVL Software Private Limited which was formed to design software for AVL, Austria for application in its test beds & other equipment. This joint venture also got transferred as a wholly owned unit by AVL Austria once Sowar exited in 2013.

The fourth venture was with AVL Biomedical Instruments AG, Switzerland which resulted in AVL Biomedical India (P) Ltd (AVLB). This company sold blood gas analysers imported from Switzerland & manufactured the reagents at its plant in Gurgaon. However, AVL List sold its biomedical business to Roche & AVLB was also subsequently sold to Roche. Sowar then formed its own biomedical division and is now a leading provider of medical diagnostic equipment to the Indian market through strategic tie-ups with well known diagnostic equipment manufacturers in Europe & the U.S.A

The fifth venture was with Scintrex Ltd., Canada. Scintrex Geophysical Services (India) Private Limited (SGSIL) was formed to cater to the growing needs of the exploration industry in India, particularly Coal Bed Methane (CBM) exploration. SGSIL was the first Indian company in the private sector to provide geophysical logging services to the CBM industry in India. In 2005 SGSIL became a wholly owned Indian company. After successful completion of many projects for most of the oil majors in India, SGSIL sold its logging division in June 2011.

The sixth & most recent company was created to cater to the repair, maintenance & after sales of all of ION's geophysical equipment sold to Indian customers. This company, HGS (India) Sales & Services (P) Ltd boasts of a highly trained engineering force which consists of field engineers & laboratory repair personnel, all trained by ION in Houston, Texas. The presence of this facility has boosted the sales of equipment by ION & the service centre has become self sustaining.

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HGS (India) Limited, (HGSI) (erstwhile Geosource India Limited) a part of the Sowar group, was established in 1986 in technical and financial collaboration with Geosource Inc USA, owner of Sensor Nederland b.v. to manufacture geophone strings, seismic cables & connectors. When Geosource Inc was bought out by HGS Inc USA, Geosource India Limited changed its name to HGS (India) Ltd.

HGSI manufactures HG-geophones and has a wholly owned subsidiary, HGS Products b.v. based in The Hague, the Netherlands. HGS Products also houses the European Marketing and Sales team.

HGSI is the holder of the CNBC TV 18 Emerging India Award for engineering in 2009 and BOI India SME 100 Award 2012 apart from being recognized as a STAR EXPORT HOUSE by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry in 2010.

HGSI is a global supplier for geophone strings (land and marsh), has an exhaustive product range which includes all types of telemetry, shallow refraction and multi pair cables and seismic connectors.

Products manufactured by HGSI are tailor-made to suit customer specifications and requirements. Apart from cables and connectors used with seismic data acquisition systems, HGSI manufactures cables and connectors for other equipment like resistivity meters, radar equipment etc. HGSI is the seismic industry's One Stop Shop for geophones, strings, seismic cables, connectors and accessories.

You can visit the website through www.hgsindia.com



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Sowar Medical is a strategic business unit of Sowar Group an established agency house representing foreign companies in oil and gas, engine and control instruments, software and bio-medical sectors.

Over the past two decades Sowar Medical has introduced quality medical instruments from around the world to the Indian market. With branch offices, dealer networks and executives based throughout India, Sowar Medical has a dedicated sales and service network catering to the needs of the customers.

Some of the companies that we represent: Some of the companies that we represent: 

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  • OPTI Medical Systems Inc (USA): Blood gas and & electrolyte analyzers. Point-of-care (POC) analyzers that are use in the ICU. Very Easy to use and maintenance free with over 1500 installation all over India.
  • IDEXX Laboratories Inc (USA): World leader in veterinary in-house diagnostics. Annual turnover of $1.9 billion.
  • Diamond Diagnostics (USA): Electrolyte analyzers
  • Getein Biotech (China): Immunoassay analyzers 
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You can visit the website through www.sowarmedical.com