Centena group: Pathbreaking approach through innovative channels

Sanjay Raghunath, Chairman and MD
Sanjay Raghunath, Chairman and MD

The Group ranked first in Corporate Governance and Innovation under Class A of Dubai SME100 awards

With three decades of time-honoured tradition with excellence, the diverse Centena Group proved to be among Dubai's Top 100 SMEs at the Dubai One Hundred SME, 2015. Pioneers in the fields of science and technology in exploring and identifying advanced applications in the emirates, the Group ranked 33rd overall among the Dubai's Top 100 SMEs.
Centena Group ranks among the top five corporates in Human Capital Development, International Orientation, and Corporate Social Responsibility under Class A of the Dubai SME 100. It has achieved this feat and several other laurels under the visionary stewardship and highly proficient management of Sanjay Raghunath, its Chairman and MD. This unique distinction has listed Centena Group twice in Dubai SME 100 companies in 2013 and 2015.
 "It is a very proud moment for the Centena Group to be recognised as one of Dubai's leading SMEs. It encourages us to move ahead in our journey towards excellence, reiterating our beliefs to contribute more meaningfully and improving the quality of life of the community we serve. In order to keep up with the dynamic technological scenario, we have centred our ideologies on innovation and have focused on emerging advancements in technology. Our entire team is inspired to strive harder to create value through innovation," said Raghunath.
Dubai-based Centena Group has been offering the latest, state-of-the-art world-class business solutions to specialised industries including Maritime, Life and Analytical Science Applications, Industrial Automation, Identification and Electronic Security, and Educational Training Systems for over three decades.
An idea to explore an innovative product and unique channel in technology gave birth to the pathbreaking approach of diversifying its distribution business into manufacturing. Centana Group has successfully expanded its realms and is establishing itself as an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) for a number of products.
"Electronics has been the hardware of global technological advancement in the second half of last century and continues to be so. Centena's growth strategy is based on the furtherance in various sectors and has helped us demonstrate prolific growth in the presence of regional and global challenges," added Raghunath. The electronics industry hasn't been affected much due to the global downturn and is rapidly evolving. Understanding this trend and significance, the brand has successfully translated the use of technology to another thriving industry in the region - education.
Today, Centena Group of companies has successfully established itself as a reputed and trusted name in various industries. It has a strong foothold through its following companies, namely Maritronics, Tensosys, Emphor, ScreenCheck, and ATLAB.
In sync with the UAE's Vision 2021 to offer a first-rate education system, ATLAB is empowering one of the growing economies with a prospective talent pool of top-notch professionals. ATLAB specialises in designing and delivering innovative technology-based and hands-on learning solutions.
ATLAB also helps equip training facilities for vocational schools, technical universities and various industries by providing a practical experience for operators by emulating solutions to prepare and meet the challenges of the new workplace.
The trend of giving back to the society has gained momentum in the region and Centena Group is actively involved in offering services to the less fortunate, particularly in the field of education through its CSR initiative, Centena Foundation. Centena firmly believes that innovative education is the cornerstone of building brighter futures and stronger communities.
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