An exclusive Interaction with Rohit Harjani, (Country Manager) Indian Sub-continent, Hochiki

Tell us something about HOCHIKI

Hochiki is a world class manufacturer of Fire Detection and Emergency Escape Route Lighting System. It is a 100 year old organisation and serves the fire detection industry in more than 120 countries.

Hochiki safeguards some of the best industrial units, commercial institutions and historic monuments of the world. It is one of the very few companies that has nearly all the fire alarm approvals of the world.

Specific to fire & rescue industry, what products do you manufacture today?

Apart from manufacturing 1-2 loop intelligent fire alarm control panels,  2-16 loop touch screen control panels, Hochiki is a manufacturer of devices used in fire detection and escape- route lighting devices. The products include all the intelligent devices ranging from Smoke Detectors, Heat Detectors, Multi Sensors & Multi Sensors with CO to intelligent notification appliances, a large range of intelligent modules, call points and special application devices suitable for marine sector, hazardous areas like the paint shops and explosion proof devices.

Hochiki product range also includes wide range of conventional and intelligent Gas Release Control panels along with wide range of conventional devices including conventional and intelligent laser type aspiration detection systems.

Which different industries do you serve? Who are your major clients?

Hochiki serves many sectors including Automotive, FMCG, Hospitality, Banking and Financial Sector, Ship Building industry, Health care sector and the IT sector etc.

Please brief us about your global presence.

Hochiki is a Japanese organisation which is supplying its products to more than 120 countries of the world. It is a 100 year old company having large R&D facilities in Japan and UK and various manufacturing units in Japan, UK and USA. It has sales offices in over 15 countries.

Hochiki projects in more than 120 countries include the EU Parliament, various underground Metro Rail Stations, Geo Thermal Power Plants, various hospitals like the Norfolk and Norwich hospital in the UK, Swasth hospital and Bhatia hospital in Mumbai (India).

Hochiki also safeguards railway stations like the Saint Pancras International in the UK. Hochiki is continually increasing its global presence by winning some international projects worldwide.

Do your OEM support services provide the flexibility your customers’ need?

Being an OEM for wide range of products, HOCHIKI supports most kind of services in all the countries of its operations. The various support services provided by Hochiki are Design Support, Customer Support, Technical Support, Sales support etc. In each of the support services, Hochiki tries to excel to satisfy the customer and various industry groups.

What is your major competitive advantage over other industry players?

Hochiki’s competitive pricing, notwithstanding production in Japan, US and UK has attracted a lot of customers. Quality is the essence of any Hochiki product which gives Hochiki a competitive edge over its competition. Hochiki’s services give it a professional edge over others.

Hochiki product range is the widest available in the industry. Products are available under one brand umbrella of Hochiki.

Do you have any Special message for our readers?

Hochiki would like to tell its readers to be attentive of any hazardous or fire dangers and install products as per the law of the land and maintain the products/ systems as per the guidelines which are key to life safety.