NEW DELHI, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With the theme of 'Promoting Inclusive Economic Development Through Sustainable Entrepreneurship', 15 top entrepreneurs and enterprises were recognized at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2019 held at Hotel Andaz Delhi Aerocity, India recently. Organized by Enterprise Asia, the leading non-governmental organization for entrepreneurship in Asia, APEA is a regional awards program which aims to recognize Asia's outstanding entrepreneurs and enterprises for demonstrating sustainable growth, responsible leadership and operational excellence.
Leading the list of winners was D-Link (India) Limited for Telecommunications & ICT Industry, which received the award under the Corporate Excellence Category.
Modeled closely on the thought that 'Innovation leads to Progress', D-Link (India) champions the cause of breaking new ground in the field of technology. Formed in 1986 by a group of zealous technocrats, the Company is today regarded as one of the foremost network integrating companies globally. The company started with building products to connect desktop using Hubs/ Switches, right up to the Laptop era by connecting the world with Wireless Access Points. In the prevalent digital age, D-Link continues to foster and play a primary role in networking innovation with its latest wireless and cloud based solution. Most of the Company's latest offering today are based on the Internet of Things which is the future of technology.
In 1995 following the liberalization of economy and Internet boom, D-Link made a speedy foray into the Indian market. Capitalizing on the dot-com era, the Company patterned their ambitions on newer possibilities, and consequently becoming synonymous with the Internet revolution. It comes as no surprise that the Company is defined as one of the trailblazers of the broadband products in the country.
As the Indian arm of the conglomerate D-Link Corporation, D-Link India is today deemed as one of the largest networking company in the country. The Company is engaged in marketing and distribution of networking products in India and SAARC region. With PAN India reach, robust product portfolio and excellent service infrastructure, it is regarded as a key market player. It merits, therefore, that the equities of D-Link are listed in NSE & BSE.
The Company puts into effect and supports unified network solutions that integrate competencies in switching, wireless, broadband, IP Surveillance, CCTV, cloud-based network management, and structured cabling. Emphasis on high performance and development has led to D-Link being a trusted vendor in home, SMB/SME and Enterprise networking space.
D-Link truly believes in the principle of 'Sustainability' which comes with a cohesive team, steady growth, localisation of products & technology. As an organization, it is constantly working towards achieving operational excellence, quality deliverables, and outstanding field performance. Its strategies are defined on the basis of 'Economic, Social and Ecological Objectives' which essentially relates to Profit, People and Planet.
Strong teamwork is the fabric of D-Link's daily operations. The Company puts the best minds to work thus optimizing output. Scaling up its business goals, it demonstrates brilliant astuteness while enhancing stakeholder's contribution. Believing in the dynamism of their expert team, human resources is an integral part of the core business. More than 200 strong workforces across India function together to achieve quantum leap which is the company's competitive edge.
As a responsible corporate entity, the Company aims to achieve a progressive change in the society. For this reason, social welfare and Corporate Social Responsibility are an integral part of the company's value system. It focuses on initiatives for encouraging community involvement and sustainable development. D-Link is an active member of Self4Society (a CSR platform recently launched by India's Prime Minster) promoting employees from IT sector to volunteer in social endeavours to build a New India. Furthermore, the Company is among the top three organizations with 7400+ hours of service logged by its employees.
D-Link's growth story in the Indian sub-continent has been phenomenal. Especially in the past five years where it has demonstrated stupendous growth with an approximate revenue of USD 100 million for CY 2018.
D-Link has a strong team of over 200 employees with 13 branches pan India. Its distribution network comprises of a profitable mix of National Distributor, Business Distributor and Channel Partners. At present the Company has four National Distributors, more than 80 Business Distributors, over 15000 re-seller/ partners along with 2000+ System Integrators catering to the networking needs of customers.
The Company is committed towards delivering high quality, efficient, reliable networking and connectivity solutions. To attain this goal, it has invested in state of-the-art support infrastructure for both consumers & enterprises. The reliable service infrastructure encompasses of 10 service centres in class Tier 1 cities, 50+ partner service centres in Tier 2/ Tier 3 cities and logistic support in 500+ cities.
With a vision to further its reach and expansion of its network, D-Link acquired its long-term solution partner - TeamF1 Networks (P) Ltd. in June 2014 as a wholly owned, but independently operated subsidiary. With this, the Company has integrated Team F1 expertise in developing software for its hardware, and is actively supporting the 'Make in India' movement.
D-Link's R&D arm Team F1 Networks (a subsidiary) is a provider of networking and security software for embedded devices. As an engineering-focused company, TeamF1 is driven by innovation and provides customized cutting-edge solution for businesses across verticals.
After three decades of successful innovation globally, and with over two decades of spectacular growth in India, D-Link continues to be recognized as a Prominent End- to-End Networking Solution Provider. The Company looks forward to an exciting future, and continues to develop world-class networking solutions in years to come.
About Enterprise Asia
Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development within a world of economic equality. Its two pillars of existence are investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia works with governments, NGOs and other organizations to promote competitiveness and entrepreneurial development, in uplifting the economic status of people across Asia and in ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and courage for the future generation. For further information, visit www.enterpriseasia.org.
About Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
Launched in 2007, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards is the region's most prestigious awards for outstanding entrepreneurship, continuous innovation and sustainable leadership. The Awards provide a platform for companies and governments to recognize entrepreneurial excellence, hence spurring greater innovation, fair business practices and growth in entrepreneurship. As a regional award, it groups together leading entrepreneurs as a powerful voice for entrepreneurship and serves as a by-invitation only networking powerhouse. The program has grown to encompass 14 countries and markets all over Asia. For further information, visit www.apea.asia.