By Mark Ambrogi
CuroGens started in Jesper Kehlet’s kitchen in his Carmel home in 2012.
The company, which proved software need for solid inventory management and customer service solutions in the motor vehicle industry, was co-founded in 2012 by Kehlet, CEO, and Sumanth Dama, chief technology officer. CuroGens grew to 11 full-time employees in 2013, and an office was needed in Clay Terrace South by late that year. With 23 employees, the company expanded the space in October 2014. The company works with Microsoft technology and has built its own solutions using Microsoft software, said Lisa Brown, a Carmel resident and CuroGens media and communications director.
Brown said the company recently announced it has opened offices in Spain and Canada.
“The growth is attributed a few different things,” Kehlet said. “One is we have a very dedicated team. It sort of lies within our name, because CuroGens means ‘to help people’ (in Latin). Our people are committed to delivering an extremely high quality to our customers, which unfortunately, we haven’t always seen with other companies.”
Kehlet said all the offices across Canada, Europe, India and U.S. operate as one unit.
“That gives us a quite unique ability to support our customers on all sorts of odd hours,” he said.
Kehlet said CuroGens can hand off support between offices so they can support customers continuously in all time zones.
CuroGens is already on track to double its revenue year over year from 2015 to 2016, Kehlet said.
In Indiana, Brown said CuroGens is working with some of the largest manufacturers in the RV business to implement mv360, an integrated customer service solution for companies that manufacture configured-to-order products managed by a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or Hull Identification Number (HIN).
Kehlet said one problem from the growth is CuroGens is outgrowing its Clay Terrace office space.
“We’re in competition with Mainstreet (investments) on who can lease the rest of the office space up there,” Kehlet said.
Kehlet said he might have to begin looking for offices elsewhere in Carmel.
“I want the Carmel office to grow to 40 people by the end of this year, but we cannot hold them all in the offices up there,” Kehlet said.