Back in 2001, Mr. Rajarshi Gogoi, elder son of Late Hemo Kr. Gogoi an eminent industrialist of Assam in late 90’s started his entrepreneurial journey at an age of 20. Mr. Rajarshi took responsibility of one of his father’s printing business which was closed down in the middle of 1990 due to technological shift.
Mr. Rajarshi gogoi established a DTP centre in the name and style of “M/s. The Assam Computers” which was given by his father Late Hem Kumar Gogoi. The DTP centre started its operation with a rented computer set along with a former employee of his father’s Mr. Bhugen Kakoty in a 10” x 5” rented room at Partbotia area, Tinsukia, Assam.
In 2002, an opportunity knocked in Mr. Rajarshi’s door step when Mr. Rubul Phukan, then Branch Head of Assam Financial Corporation (A Govt. Of Assam undertaking financial institution) offered a term loan of Rs. INR 4.0 Lacs (USD 5749.80) against property with a rate of compound interest 19% to M/s. The Assam Computers. It was difficult to manage a property as a collateral security during that period when Mr. Rajarshi Gogoi’s neighbour brother Late Mr. Binit Chetia, a well known tea planter came forward to mortgage his own land.
In the month of August 2002, the first single colour offset machine (size 16” x 20”) was installed in a rented premises at Parbotia, Tinsukia. After that The Assam Computers started its commercial printing operations for various Tea gardens, schools and colleges in nearby areas of Tinsukia district.
In 2006, another opportunity had come to The Assam Computers to empanel as a regular printer for Asia’s oldest refinery “Digboi Refinery”, Digboi. The Assam Computers started printing for Digboi Refinery which is still going on.
In 2009, The Assam Computers successfully refunded the term loan to Assam Financial Corporation.
In 2010, a Nationalise Bank “United Bank of India”, Tinsukia branch offered a Term Loan of Rs. INR 15.0 Lacs (USD 21556.50) to The Assam Computers to purchase advance printing equipments. In the same year Mr. Rajarshi Gogoi had managed to shift entire press division to it’s parent setup ‘The Assam Paper Industry’ located in the industrial estate, Borguri, Tinsukia.
In 2014, The Assam Computers successfully refunded the term loan to United Bank of India and in the same year India’s biggest nationalise bank “State Bank of India” offered a Term loan of Rs. INR 25.0 lacs (USD 35927.50) to The Assam Computers to purchase advance post-press equipments from India and abroad.
In 2016, Tinsukia District Administration and District Industries Commerce Centre (DICC), Govt. Of Assam was awarded “Entrepreneurship Award 2016” to Mr. Rajarshi Gogoi on 15th August, 2016 with a Trophy and Certificate.
Today, The Assam Computers has adopted advance Pre-Press, Press and Post-Press machineries from reputed manufacturer of India and abroad, employing 40+ young boys and girls of nearby areas through skill based training.
Assam Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (AIIDC) a Govt. Of Assam undertaking has allotted a 8,500 sq. ft area to The Assam Computers for expansion at Industrial Estate, Tinsukia.
The Assam Computers is a registered commercial printing industry under MSME, Govt. Of India, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Govt. Of India and “A” category approved press by Printing and Stationery Department, Govt. Of Assam.
The journey continues.....