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The company's business is broadly divided into three baskets - engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects, manufacturing and defence, and services

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Larsen & Toubro L&T | S N Subrahmanyan | L&T Finance

Amritha Pillay & Dev Chatterjee 



S N Subrahmanyan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Larsen & Toubro | Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar
S N Subrahmanyan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Larsen & Toubro | Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

India’s largest engineering company, Larsen & Toubro (L & T), has been able to withstand the ongoing slowdown with a healthy order book growth in its core business, and its services subsidiaries in information technology and finance are doing well. S N Subrahmanyan, chief executive officer and managing director, talks to Amritha Pillay and Dev Chatterjee on how he sees growth across segments and verticals, and the company’s new initiatives in technology. Edited excerpts:

L&T is the market leader by miles. What has worked?

We have not done anything different. We have gone after the areas that we are well known for, and are continuing our business. The competition has problems because of their inability to perceive the costs, their debt and the need to quote properly to specifications. This may give us certain benefits, but this happens in business. We concentrate and stay focused on what we know best, which is our business.

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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 20:54 IST

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