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Do you offer franchise in India and elsewhere?

Do you have any sub-branch in China?

Can you provide consulting in setting up a material testing lab?

We want to start a franchise of TCR, can you assist?

We are interested in exploring further with you regarding the lab setup in our country, please communicate further?

We wish to start a TCR sample collection center in our country, please guide us?

What are your views on a Joint Venture between TCR in India and us?

We are interested in a Joint Venture with TCR?

Can you help us in setting up a material testing laboratory?


Do you offer franchise in India and elsewhere?

TCR Engineering Services is actively offering franchises across India, Middle East, China and Asia-Pacific. Our franchisee benefit from our over 30 years of experience in the material testing laboratory arena, well-defined administrative and technical procedures, expertise in setting up new labs and help in acquiring customers and generating profits.

To be considered for as a franchisee, company's are requested to send their profile with complete financial and assets details of for the past 5 years to TCR Engineering. Franchisee requestor must travel to our company headquarters in Mumbai and meet Mr. V.K.Bafna, Managing Director of TCR Engineering Services.

For more information including startup costs please contact us.

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Do you have any sub-branch in China?

At this time TCR does not have any branches or associate in China. We are actively exploring possibilities of setting up a material testing and inspection facility or joint venture in China. At this time, our engineers can travel to China to conduct failure analysis, inspection services, positive material identification and other on-site services. Any samples drawn by our engineers in China will be shipped to our material testing laboratory in Mumbai, India.

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Can you provide consulting in setting up a material testing lab?

We can certainly assist you in setting up Mechanical Testing Lab anywhere. We can also provide trained manpower or train your people in various fields of Material Testing. We are also open to the possibility of setting up Lab's with our joint venture participations. Please let us know of your interest and scope of our involvement along with some budget indications so that we can make a specific proposal to you.

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We want to start a franchise of TCR, can you assist?

TCR Engineering Services is actively offering franchises across India, Middle East, China and Asia-Pacific. Our franchisee benefit from our over 30 years of experience in the material testing laboratory arena, well-defined administrative and technical procedures, expertise in setting up new labs or inspection activities and help in acquiring customers and generating profits.

Should you be interested in setting up a franchise (using TCR brand name) laboratory and inspection services, we can provide the technical assistance and branding assistance, including placement of your company on our innovative website. We will work with your company on an on-going basis and assist in marketing materials. Your company will be responsible for generating sales leads and clients. TCR will charge a royalty for the use of her brand name. Should you be interested in this route, please send us complete details including your available personnel, funding, business plan and Sales Plan.

The franchisee should clearly state in which areas hed like to market the TCR services Metallography, NDT, Chemical Analysis, Failure Analysis, or Engineering Consulting (including inspection and sourcing). Do note that to start a full service lab a minimum investment will be of US $500,000.

After sending this information you will be asked to travel to our company headquarters in Mumbai and meet Mr. V.K. Bafna, Managing Director of TCR Engineering Services. Our current franchisees have talented and enthusiastic engineers that positively care about quality control and material science with a strong financial and marketing team.

Alternatively, you can leverage our expert technical resources and state-of-the-art ISO 17025 accredited material testing laboratory (in Mumbai, India) by initially starting a sample collection center from within your offices. You can collect engineering samples (under your company name) and ship them to our lab in Navi Mumbai. Furthermore, should you require any NDT contractors, PMI inspectors, AWS/API,ASNT Level II/III personnel we will be happy to contract them to your firm. To start with, we suggest you to circulate our Price List which can be downloaded from our website. You may negotiate with some courier companies to carry your samples to us on a regular basis at some special price.

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We are interested in exploring further with you regarding the lab setup in our country, please communicate further?

TCR is keen on developing business in other countries and with that purpose we are currently establishing a lab in Kuwait. Our expertise is in the field of Metallurgical Testing (Physical, Chemical, Corrosion & NDT). We however do not deal in items like Soil, Aggregates, Water, Grease and Oil etc. We therefore wish to take up the field which we can command.

We would therefore be interested in associating with a JV partner if you feel that sufficient business can be cornered by us, in the field of metallurgical testing and failure investigations. We can form a joint venture company in which we can also invest to certain extent but the bulk of investment will have to come from JV partner.

Further, the extent of our activities will depend on what kind of investment is possible. We therefore have to plan in such a way that we get most return out of the investment makes and we only select such areas of activity which we can accommodate in our investment capacity. If certain infrastructure facilities are already available, such as place etc., please let us know the details of such facilities.

Our discussions will proceed further on hearing from you about these above aspects.

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We wish to start a TCR sample collection center in our country, please guide us?

At the outset, a sample collection center serves two purposes. It first acts as a base for the sales/marketing team to promote and win quality assurance business for the center. Second, it acts as a place where samples can be collected and shipped directly to our lab in India.

The center and all operations in your country will be owned independently by the franchisee. The franchisee (in this case your company) will be allowed to charge their own rates to customers to ensure a profitable business. The franchisee will pay 25% royalty on your gross billings (payable every 6 months) to TCR Engineering Services. In return for this royalty, TCR will allow the franchisee the use of her brand name, will advertise the franchisee location on our innovative website, provide marketing collateral in PDF format, and give in-depth technical assistance from time to time. The franchisee is responsible for collecting payments from clients and remitting the same to TCR. To help start you in this business, TCR will offer you a small credit line to initiate this business relationsip. As our relationship grows, this credit line will be enhanced.

You can market and collect samples for the following services of TCR:
- Mechanical Testing including microstructure, tensile and impact tests at various temperatures
- Chemical Analysis including wet chemistry lab and state-of-the-art spectrometers including ICP, OES, AA, and carbon-sulphur determination
- Failure Analysis, Remaining Life Assessment
- Corrosion testing including HIC and SSCC

You can also provide the following inspection and consulting services of TCR. Please note that when these areas are provided, we will require advance payment for mobilization and transportation of personnel and engineers from our base in Mumbai, India:
- Positive Material Identification using XRF Spectrometers
- Inspection and Dimension checking both random and final production checks
- Non Destructive Testing including insitu-metallography, portable hardness, Ultrasonic, Eddy Current, Magnetic particle and other testing as outlined on our website

Furthermore, should you require any NDT contractors, PMI inspectors, AWS/API, ASNT Level II/III personnel we will be happy to contract them to your firm. To start with, please review the market place in Nigeria and let us know what will be acceptable as pricing models. Once you revert, we will help you draw up a rate list specifically for your country. You can review our current Price List which can be downloaded from our website. Please note that our website will soon be undergoing changes and we will reflect international pricing based on country of origin. For example we will have separate price list for Kuwait, Indonesia, Europe, USA, Nigeria and rest of Africa. You can start to negotiate with some courier companies to carry your samples to us on a regular basis at some special price.

Our franchisee benefit from our over 33 years of experience in the material testing laboratory arena, well-defined administrative and technical procedures, expertise in setting up new labs or inspection activities and help in acquiring customers and generating profits. Please note, our current franchisees have talented and enthusiastic engineers that positively care about quality control and material science with a strong financial and marketing team.

At this time we will like to offer exclusive franchisee agreement for 3 years in respective countries. As this relationship grows TCR reserves the right to invest in your business as well. We will make suitable investment to both grow and market the franchise once we see good business results. This agreement can be terminated before 3 years by either party once all outstanding invoices are paid in full and a 90 day termination letter is presented.

We also will like to invite you to our flagship laboratory in Mumbai India to see for yourself first hand regarding the business and meet our key management team members.

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What are your views on a Joint Venture between TCR in India and us?

Joint Venture Relationships, by TCR Engineering Services of India, as a concept and phenomenon is aimed strictly at leveraging strengths of the partners involved to create a new organization that provides the cumulative strength of all the involved stake holders. These relationships empower organizations to foray into new business realms and also achieve deeper and wider penetration in existing realms of operation.

Joint ventures are brought into existence to meet the changing times, markets, expectations of customers, emerging technologies and growing costs. This scenario is more dramatic in the software domain as needs, technologies, cost structures evolve at a rapid pace. It becomes highly impossible for all organizations to mold and adapt themselves commensurately to the speed at which market dynamics evolve and change.

TCR understands the critical need of enhancing value through strategic relationships. TCR is keen on developing relationships that open new vistas of markets, make optimal use of our comprehensive services by complementing and leveraging strengths of like minded organizations and partners to create a new brand identity. On the same note, TCR is extremely enthusiastic of sharing and delivering value to all our existing and potential partners and believes in growing by sharing wealth and value.

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We are interested in a Joint Venture with TCR?

As part of the JV with you, TCR will provide following services in your country:
- NDT Service s (UT/MPT/VT/RT)
- Physical / Mechanical Testing (Tensile/Impact/Bend/Hardness/Compression etc.)
- Metallographic Testing (Insitu Metallography, Failure Analysis,Micro & Macro)
- Chemical Analysis (Spectro Chemical Analysis, PMI Services & WET Chemical Analysis)

In order to establish facilities for all above testing, the total estimated cost of equipments will be about US $200,000

We propose to hold only a minor equity holding in the JV Company. We can provide complete know how and trained manpower in the industry and for the company. Our brand name is well known in the industry and we can compete with any world class lab. You need to provide space (about 3000 sq ft) local administrative and legal support and equity finance (Majority stake). If you feel that there is enough business already in your command and good potential for demand of our field of activities, your investment can be worthwhile. Since we already have expansion plan in India, Kuwait and Oman, we will not be able to provide much of financial commitment. We hope you now can decide whether you can enter into any partnership with us.

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Can you help us in setting up a material testing laboratory?

We can provide consultancy in selection & installation of equipments for your lab. Please broadly let us know what test you need to carryout, what are the materials & sizes you need to test and what is your budget for the lab. On receipt of these information, we will be able to make a proper proposal to you.

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