Hotline: 1800 102 2007
Hotline: 1800 102 2007
Search Business Opportunities
Established 2015-08-01

Making diagnostic services more cost-effective

Operational since 1981, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd took franchising in 2004 and currently boasts of its wide presence in around 300 cities with 352 franchise units. Its CEO & MD, Ameera Shah, spoke to us on where she plans to take her brand now and on her

Making diagnostic services more cost-effective

Operational since 1981, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd took franchising in 2004 and currently boasts of its wide presence in around 300 cities with 352 franchise units. Its CEO & MD, Ameera Shah, spoke to us on where she plans to take her brand now and on her views on franchising.

What makes your brand promising?

Metropolis Healthcare has always brought the very best to its customers and stakeholders since the time we started in 1981. We are leaders across countries in pathology labs. We adhere to highest quality standards and are among the very few in the country to have NABL and CAP accredited certifications. We take pride in providing accurate test results consistently every time. Unparalleled customer service, innovation and automation, unique services like Lab@Home, in-house call centers, R&D, are some of the initiatives, which differentiates Metropolis from its competitors.  

What inspired you to opt for the franchise route and why do you think it is apt for your brand?

We just had one laboratory in South Bombay and we started Metropolis around 2001. In 80s very few had heard about the various tests which were necessary and the state of healthcare, specially diagnostics were in shambles. We decided to build on a structured and process oriented system with all the modern facilities available right here in India. Franchising is something we do only in some locations. Metropolis’ idea is very simple; we have followed a partnership model where we believe that when you partner with entrepreneurs you get the best results. The advantage is that it helps to optimise and maximise the resources because the partners’ skin is in the game; they have to put in their efforts and money and so commitment always remains. Also, in this fashion, we can reach out to tier- II and III towns and provide accurate and reliable diagnostics, which is the basic of any treatment. 

Where do you see your brand five years down the line?

In last 14 years, Metropolis has grown pan-India and in seven foreign locations, which includes Sri Lanka, UAE and Ghana. Metropolis Healthcare offers around 4,500 varieties of tests–everything from basic blood screening to specialised tests and processes more than 15 million tests annually. In 2005 Metropolis made its first international foray, tying up with Nawaloka Hospital in Sri Lanka. Metropolis has been expanding to newer geographies since inception in 2001, years where we have been investing in our people, infrastructure, IT etc.  In the next five years, we see Metropolis Healthcare to be the leaders in the diagnostic industry with a significance presence in India (tier- II and III) towns.  Metropolis is always looking for good opportunities to partner and grow the brand domestically as well as internationally.

A word on your international expansion plans

We have 31 overseas labs and 20 collection centres across Srilanka, Mauritius, UAE, South Africa and Ghana. We plan to open at least five labs - 1 lab - Zambia, 3 labs - Kenya, 1 lab – Ghana in 2015.

Franchise facts

Area

Investment

RoI

Breakeven

250 sq ft

Rs 2-2.50 lakh

8-10%

1-1.5 years

Comment
image
image
image
Related opportunities
  • Automobile maintanance related
    About Us: Since 1968 Koch-Chemie has stood for high-quality cleaning and..
    Locations looking for expansion Maharashtra
    Establishment year 2008
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 10lac - 20lac
    Space required 600
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Mumbai Maharashtra
  • Others Dealers And Distributors
    About Us: Forsch is premium engine oil and lubricant brand headquatered..
    Locations looking for expansion Karnataka
    Establishment year 2016
    Franchising Launch Date 2017
    Investment size Rs. 10lac - 20lac
    Space required 400
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Banglore Karnataka
  • Quick Service Restaurants
    To own a business in food & beverages industry, Chick..
    Locations looking for expansion Tamil Nadu
    Establishment year 2009
    Franchising Launch Date 2013
    Investment size Rs. 5lac - 10lac
    Space required 100
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit, Multiunit
    Headquater Salem Tamil Nadu
  • About Us:  TBSE" aspires to expand its presence in the PBCL..
    Locations looking for expansion Maharashtra
    Establishment year 2014
    Franchising Launch Date 2015
    Investment size Rs. 2 Cr. - 5 Cr
    Space required 4000
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Mumbai Maharashtra
Insta-Subscribe to
The Franchising World
Magazine
For hassle free instant subscription, just give your number and email id and our customer care agent will get in touch with you
OR Click here to Subscribe Online
Daily Updates
Submit your email address to receive the latest updates on news & host of opportunities
More Stories

Free Advice - Ask Our Experts