Timex launches 100th store in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 24, 2012: Global watch major Timex achieved a major landmark in its retail expansion spree by launching its 100th Time Factory store in Hyderabad today. The store is located at up market Himayat Nagar area and is spread over an expansive area. The brand also announced the launch of its 99th Time Factory Store in Hyderabad with the opening of A.S. Rao Nagar store. These milestone stores were inaugurated by Mr. VD Wadhwa, MD & CEO of Timex Group India.
In a short span of time, “The Time Factory" has grown in to a strong retail chain of Timex Group in India with 100 "The Time Factory" stores across 41 cities and further strengthening its retail presence in the country. With an average store size of 400 sq.ft.The Time Factory concept is Timex’s avant-garde multi-brand watch store and is a favored one-stop destination for mid-priced to premium international watch brands all over the country under one roof. The store ambience is in keeping with the swish locality raises the bar in watch retail.
Speaking at the well attended store launch event, a visibly elated Mr. Wadhwa said- “Every new store launch is an important occasion, akin to adding a fresh pearl to our string of TTF stores. But this 100th store is a remarkable achievement which we view as a rare pearl in++++deed! Timex journey from 1 to 100 has been both exciting and challenging. It’s a proud moment for me as I have been a witness to this from the day we opened our first retail outlet in India.” Mr. Wadhwa added, “Timex has been performing well in the Andhra Pradesh market and we intend to further expand our reach in this market by the end of 2012; hence it was a natural choice for us to launch our 100th store here. I am delighted to dedicate the launch of our incredible Intelligent Quartz range of watches to this wonderful city of Hyderabad and its residents in keeping with its repute as a high tech city. I look forward to Timex crossing more milestones and our brands scaling new heights in technological perfection and design excellence.”
Supporting the thought, Ms. Angelique O’ Brien, Head of Retail & Fashion Brands, Timex Group India said- “The city is known for its delectable biryani, Chaar Minar, for its beautiful and delicate pearls and its rich heritage amongst many other noteworthy things and today I am overjoyed to launch our 99th and 100th stores here in Hyderabad which is one of the most crucial markets for Timex. The market has adapted well for us and we are now the favorite watch brand in Andhra Pradesh and opening 100th store here is a tremendous milestone.”
The newly opened stores in AS Rao Nagar and Himayat Nagar in Hyderabad showcases a rich and varied collection of Timex watches as also the newly launched Helix range for the young and young-at-heart besides other international brands. The Helix range comprises of collection of youthful trendy watch collection, the latest addition being Pop, Twisted and many more which are racy & playful!
About TIMEX Group: Timex Group is the one of the world’s largest watch maker that designs, manufactures and markets innovative timepieces and jewelry globally. Timex was founded in 1854 and has a rich heritage of making the finest timepieces.
Timex Group has a portfolio of several brands spread across various segments from mid-premium to luxury segment withbBrands like Timex, Marc Ecko, Nautica, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, Helix, Tarun Tahiliani and with selling channels in more than 100 countries. The Group has a design centre based out of Milan and a manufacturing base spread across various countries.
Over the years, TIMEX Group India Ltd. Has grown to become one of the leading brands in the organized watch market. Brand TIMEX is well-known in India for its youth appeal, sporty, fashionable and technologically advanced product offering. TIMEX group also has set standards of high quality watch-making through excellent technology and innovative product development. TIMEX has been a pioneer in inventing several landmark technologies to its credit including the Indiglo®. TIMEX Group has also diversified and has plans of launching a host of international brands within the premium and luxury segments in the country.
Mr. Wadhwa Profile - Managing Director, Timex Group India Limited
Mr. Wadhwa has over 25 years of General Management experience in various industries/businesses comprising consumer life style, automotive components Textile and Financial Services. He is a self- motivated and an energetic leader. His expertise lies in marketing and new product development, setting up start-up ventures and successful business turnaround.
He is associated with the Timex Group, USA, since its inception and credited with the establishment of the entire Sales, Marketing and retail base of the Company. Subsequently, he played a major role in the profitable turnaround of Timex India operations through business and financial restructuring. Prior to taking over as the Managing Director of Timex Group India Ltd., he was responsible for the Business Development initiatives and involved with several global assignments for Business Restructuring in Russia, Brazil, Portugal and Spain and has also performed as business CFO for the distributors market across the globe.
Mr. Wadhwa is an Alumni of Harvard Business School & a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has been a member of the various committees of FICCI & Assocham and also served as President of the Horological Federation of India.
His personal interests include- Playing Squash, Adventure Sports, Traveling and Driving.