About Us
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Products & Services

SANDS is primarily a technology company manufacturing niche products using embedded technology for the Generation, Transmission & Distribution segments of the Power Industry. On the Services front we specialize in Meter Data Analytics for the Power Distribution companies, to curb Energy thefts and fraud management. We also undertake testing of Energy meters at site on behalf of the utilities as part of the regulatory guidelines.

Our core guiding principle has been ‘Make Global Standard Products in India” ever since the inception of the company. We’ve received several accolades and recognition for the innovative products that we’ve designed and manufactured in India. Most of our products have been first of its kind in the country. We have over the last few years entered into the Industrial segment with solutions for effective management of their Energy needs.

Vision

To Evolve and provide integrated energy solutions in energy and demand management that would become de-facto international standards and best practices for electric utilities

Mission

Develop innovative products and holistic solutions, by which all stake holders in energy-revenue chain get maximum Return on Investment.

Our Facilities
Located in the heart of the IT corridor, SANDS has its manufacturing facility at the SIPCOT IT Park.
We have a floor space of 1 Lakh sqft for R&D, Data Analytics, Manufacturing & Assembly and other support Services.
Certifications
We are an IMS ( ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & ISO 45001:2018 ) certified Company, ensuring Quality and Safety at every stage of our products’ development.
Our People
In any organization, people are the key to achieving and sustaining high quality in all areas of it business, we have been fortunate to have a good team to contribute to SANDS’ growth and progress.
Prime Minister’s Award for Best Entrepreneur – 2002
NSIC award for most innovative Product -1996 
Developed India’s First Stator Protection System for Nuclear Power Corporation of India- 2015
Founder & CEO

Dr.L R Rajagopal (CEO)

Dr.L R Rajagopal has a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, and obtained Masters and Doctoral degrees from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 1984 and 1987 respectively. In recognition of his work, he was awarded Prof. M N Saha award by Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India. He has also worked as collaborating scientist with Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, for about eight years, and for about a year with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Dr L R Rajagopal has been actively involved in promoting communication protocol standards Electronic Meters in India, and has served as the Chairman of the subcommittee on Protocol Standards, Central Board for Irrigation and Power (CBIP). He was actively involved in Best Practices Committee of Ministry of Power, which conducted national seminars in promoting loss reduction programmes for various electric utilities in India.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We have contributed to a medical trust that’s run by a woman and focuses on women’s health and works towards reducing infant mortality. The trust provides a safe and healthy environment for women of lower economic strata at a subsidised fee

Manvasanai makes healthy foods from organic ingredients. It provides employment to several women in its unit. It also works towards spreading awareness about Tamil Nadu’s native crops and preserving them.

Funding for development and deployment of “An app based portal in Indian Languages for educational and Cultural needs of under-privileged school children free of cost, released under a free/ open-licensing scheme.” By the research centre in Anna University

We have contributing to universities to encourage students to engineer their ideas in their incubation center.