Under Forty: Ankit Tanna and Tejas Tanna (Printmann Group)

The Tanna brothers had their plans in place as early as when they were 12 and 13 year- old. Too soon, you think? Not when one has been learning the rules of the game on the ground since then. Pssst…The brothers swear by Goa as a getaway!

19 Dec 2014 | By Tanvi Parekh

Ankit Tanna                                 Tejas Tanna

What is your greatest print / business achievement to date?
Purchase harmonisation. And national awards and the assemblage of our esteemed clientele.

What do you prefer: a mentor in the industry or brain storming with like-aged?
A brain storming session with like–minded people rather than like–aged.

The most frequently used mantra in your organisation? Your motto in life?
Quality, service, and relations; in the same order. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

For a working lunch if you met the PM of India, what would you talk to him about?
I wouldn’t talk. I would just listen to his vision for the country.

One person who impressed you with wisdom. Why?
My father, Bipin Tanna. The reason is for me to know and you to find out!

When you see a great piece of print created by your competitor, what is your reaction?
Appreciation for the product and the competitor. 

Biggest asset on your shopfloor
Our people.

Working lunch means?
Didn’t get good lunch from home, set up a meeting for lunch and get to eat the food of your choice!

Cat naps? 10 hour snooze? Or catch up on sleep during the weekend?
Work hard. Sleep hard. Everyday.

What technology has made the biggest difference to your business?
We believe in upgrading technology with time and that has always added value to our business. It has been a continual improvement process.

If you won Rs 25 crores what would you invest in? Why?
I would invest in automation to improve the processes and competence.

What’s the first thing you do on entering the office?
Pray and then have a complete round of the factory.

If you were NOT in this industry, you would have...
Tejas: Been in politics or some creative field.
Ankit: Been an investment banker.