"Despite slowdown in the market, we expect to grow by about 35 percent and report Rs 1,000 crore turnover this financial year," said Videocon Air Conditioner Division COO Sanjiv Bakshi.

"We have invested in product development and are also increasing distribution points," he said.

Videocon today launched 32 models of split and window air conditioners in the price range of Rs 27,490 to Rs 37,440.

Bakshi said the company is increasing sales points to 5,000 across country from 3,500 last year.

"Majority of the new sales points would be in the non- metro cities. We expect non-metros to be growth drivers for the air conditioner segment," he added.

Videocon is targeting 20 percent market share in the air conditioner segment in the next two years.

"Last year our market share in AC segment was 11 percent. We hope to achieve 15 percent market share this year and increase it to 20 percent in the next two years," Bakshi said.

The company also plans to invest Rs 35 crore this year on marketing and promotion of its new range of air conditioners.

(Agencies)

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