Manikandan Meloth alias M Mani is the Managing Director of Gulf Marketing & Research Company, also known as GMARK Middle East FZC.
GMARK Middle East FZC is a free zone company started in 2003 with an initial capital of 300,000-00 and an employee-strength of five. It was not a professionally managed company in the beginning, however, with his entrepreneurial skill and product knowledge, Manikandan Meloth developed it into a company with a turnover of more than 200 million. GMARK Middle East FZC is specialized in HVAC and is a comprehensive one-stop shop for all building needs. In a short period, the company has emerged as a fast-growing builders’ friendly company in the Middle East.
The company, dedicated to cost effective import and export of engineering spares and materials, mainly focuses on assisting clients in procuring these materials and goods at the most competitive prices sourced from across the globe.
It is a leading importer of cost effective engineering spares and building materials sourced from the international market including Europe and America for export, re-export and local usage. The company provides the highest quality of service, thus building a good working relationship with each individual customer. Its philosophy is to create value for customers by offering them the best materials and prompt services for their specific needs.
GMARK Middle East FZC is specialised in the supply of products including building materials, electrical goods, general engineering products like GI, MS plates and pipes, copper plates and fittings, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and parts, all types of pumps, hydraulic items, machineries, tools and equipment etc. GMARK aims to work as a partner, both in selection process and material supply performance.
GMARK has access to high-level engineering expertise and is able to make recommendations for spares and materials that have become obsolete or have become prohibitively expensive. Ventures in selected industries also seek their advice for process changes that are more cost effective and make use of modern materials.
The major services offered by GMARK are:
GMARK will look at a company’s import needs, suggest alternate suppliers and can, if requested, be totally responsible for the supply of goods to the company’s work.
GMARK has marketing probes into numerous Middle Eastern companies and is therefore well positioned to assist manufacturers in getting international exposure for their products. GMARK also accepts enquiries from international companies to look at alternatives for products manufactured in the Middle East and India, where these products have traditionally come out of Europe or The United States of America. The company also ensures that all the internationally sourced products are ISO certified. Where countries do not use the ISO standard, equivalent recognized standards are quoted against all goods. GMARK, as a matter of principle and policy, never supplies sub-standard goods or materials.
For far too long, original equipment manufacturers have made equipment users purchase their spares at inflated prices. With GMARK’s access to a team of professional engineers, the company makes recommendations, where possible, to have these spares manufactured in the Middle East and India without detracting from the equipment’s reliability or performance.
GMARK is a company which takes the clients’ needs seriously and builds its future business around long-term relationships with satisfied clients. In addition, GMARK is more than just a procurement company in that it works closely with its affiliated companies in USA and India, where the company has access to many years of heavy engineering experience.
A visionary leader and family man
Manikandan Meloth was born in Nileshwar, in Kasaragod district as the son of the late Kunjambu Nair, an agriculturist, and Lakshmikutty Amma. After graduation, he started his career as a sales executive and he came to the UAE in 1996. After working for a few years as a senior level executive in a reputed organization, he started his own business in the year 2003.
Manikandan Meloth is the guiding force behind the growth of GMARK to emerge as one of the leading HVAC / building materials supplier in Middle East and African countries. He is a real visionary and has translated his vision into practice. It is his vision and entrepreneurial skills that have fuelled the growth of GMARK Middle East FZC and today this company is one among the top 10 building materials trading companies in the UAE. GMARK has branches in Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
As a successful entrepreneur, Manikandan Meloth is very systematic in his approaches and is completely dedicated having a sense of urgency, brilliant time management, in-depth product knowledge, smart planning and execution. He is also a real money manager always giving priority to customer needs and quality of products.
He keeps a positive approach and is proactive, above all, a good human being. He knows the ground very well and where he is standing. His space in this market is always there for him. He has won many awards including Golden Achievement Award at Global Media Events, Dubai. He has also won many achievement awards from associations across the UAE.
Manikandan Meloth is a life member of KNEWA & KESEF (Kasargod Expatriate Social Economic Forum). He is also the founder President of Bharatheeyam and Indian People Forum.
Manikandan Meloth is married to Mini, director of another company named KAPCO TEC. The couple is blessed with two children- Madhav, a Tenth standard student, and Malavika, studying BBA+LLB at Symbiosis University, in Pune. During free time, Mani enjoys football, kabbadi and singing.