About Us T.Gopal Chettiar, with his experience in metal trading for the past 50 years, formed a metal trading company in Penang by the name of Syarikat Sakti Murugan in 1972. This company is now successfully managed by his sons. In 1980, together with three other partners; he formed another metal company in Kuala Lumpur. In 1987, he moved out of that company and formed his third company, Andavar Metal which later, his son Shankar and himself, successfully upgraded to Andavar Metal Industry Sdn Bhd in January 2007. He was the second president of IMTA (Indian Metal Traders Association) which later changed to MIMTA (Malaysian Indian Metal Traders Association) and now he is a permanent advisor for the same association.
G.Shankar, having completed his Under graduation in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Manufacturing System Design, started his carrier as an assistant engineer in an Escalator and Elevator company for two and half years. Later, he joined as a Sales Engineer in a Fans and Blower manufacturing company where he was later promoted to Production Planning and Control. Using his sincerity and perseverance, he climbed higher up the organizational ladder into becoming the Production Manager. With his wide knowledge in marketing and management for over 5 years, in 2002, he decided to pursue business and joined Andavar Metal Industry Sdn Bhd as its Managing Director. His research on scrap metal industry and its safety aspect in his undergraduate degree assisted him to run the company into a successful business. He changed the marketing strategy from retail business to wholesale business on an import and export basis.