From a Technical helper to a GM: A rollercoaster business success story from the UAE

 

 

 

 

Shajahan’s life was nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, to say the least! Taking off as a Technician helper to landing as a GM, his journey is truly motivating in every way.

Sun Elevators Trading and Maintenance LLC is committed to serving clients’ expectations with extensive, impeccable and uncompromising dedication for rendering reliable services in maintenance, repair, installation, modernization and renovation of elevators, escalators, travellators, dumbwaiters, walkways etc.

Your story from humble beginnings is awe-inspiring. How did you reach where you are today? What drove your success? Can you tell us your story?

Business was not my first choice. I started my career during 1993 as technical helper in one of the leading Elevator and Escalator Company in Dubai. The new environment, technologies and fast-paced progress of the country inspired me to think about a Business of my own. 

As a helper to technician, I learnt about electrical and mechanical installation of the elevators. My enthusiasm to learn the work quickly landed me in roles like junior technician, senior technician and team leader within a short span. 

My ardent desire to start a new business was accomplished by obtaining a Trade License in the name  of SUN ELEVATORS MAINTENANCE  from the Economic Department of Umm al Quwain in 2015. By the very grace of almighty, we upgraded our license to the capacity of trading elevators and escalators throughout UAE, Qatar, Algeria and India.

What were the obstacles in your path and how did you overcome those?

I can state from my experience, the road ahead to reach the goal is not easy; obstacles were there, when I pursued my career as technician and team leader and later became an entrepreneur.

We cannot always expect the recognition of our merit from others. Optimism and Faith in God makes the situation favorable and overcame all the obstacles in the path.

What keeps you motivated? What advice would you give to your younger self?

Starting an organization of my own is motivating, to work harder and make it successful.

The learning I would like to pass on is that growth is based on team work; each member is eligible to enjoy the result. We have an experienced and hardworking team in the field of installation, maintenance, sales and administration. As a team member, I advise to accomplish team goals by positive thinking and hard work and supporting each other.

What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?

My skills went unnoticed and un-recognized in some organizations, despite my effort to give in the best. Business environment, technologies and development of the country had me thinking about starting a business. I grabbed the opportunity when I got one to prove my capability to manage a business. With hard work, confidence and God's will, I accomplished our goal.

What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

Accomplishing some milestone goals through half the targeted period has been very satisfying. Customer satisfaction and team work was an important factor in our growth. I thank the almighty for a sincere team.

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