The Outperformers 2018

Connecting The Dots

After becoming the go to company for process automation, Honeywell is now banking on analytics and smart cities to pull in the next leg of growth

Photographs by Soumik Kar

What does your company do?” is a question that still stumps Ashish Gaikwad after all these years. Honeywell Automation India Limited (HAIL) has been in India since the mid-1980s. It is a name that rings a bell in the minds of people, with not much clarity on what it does. In reality, it is a leader in the sphere of integrated automation and software solutions, making it an industrial IT company. “I just say we are a technology company,” says the soft-spoken Gaikwad, HAIL’s managing director, with a smile, giving the impression that it’s often too complicated to explain and even harder to understand.