APL Apollo Tubes Limited (APL Apollo), India’s leading branded steel tubes manufacturer, today announced that it has started commercial production of India’s largest Hollow Section pipes, measuring 300 mm x 300 mm in size, at its Raipur facility.
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The production of hollow sections was achieved through the newly commissioned Direct Forming Technology (DFT) line and makes APL Apollo the sole manufacturer of 300 mm x 300 mm pipe size in India, supporting the Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and creating a significant opportunity to replace most imports.
Commenting on the development, Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Chairman APL Apollo Tubes Ltd., said, “We have been pioneers in our industry for introducing the most innovative designs and sizes. With DFT, we can now customize as per order and make any sizes between 12 mm x 12 mm to 300 mm x 300 mm in Hollow Sections. This development will provide a strong impetus to our volume growth plans and also complement the Central Government’s vision of ‘Make in India’.”
DFT is the latest global technology in the field of steel pipes, used for making Hollow sections of superior quality and finish. The technology has been introduced for the very first time in India by APL Apollo Tubes. This technology, unlike conventional technologies, can form rectangular and square hollow sections of different sizes and thickness directly, thus translating into huge cost-savings and better productivity at both the customer and Company level.
The Company recently commissioned its three DFT lines at its plants at Hossur and Raipur will enable the company to expand its footprint in the advanced economies like UK, US and Canada and meet the growing demand in the country. These new products have received a strong response across the customer base and will help supplement APL Apollo’s presence in the existing product categories, while also creating new avenues of growth. The Company has already developed new customizable sizes through this cutting-edge technology.
About APL Apollo Tubes Limited
APL Apollo Tubes Limited (BSE: 533758, NSE: APLAPOLLO) is India’s Leading Branded Steel Tubes Manufacturer. Headquartered at Delhi NCR, the Company operates seven manufacturing facilities with a total capacity of 1.3 Million TPA. It has a PAN India presence with units strategically located in Sikandarabad (3 units), Bangalore, Raipur, Hosur and Murbad. APL Apollo’s multi-product offerings include over 400 varieties of Hollow Sections, Pre-galvanized Tubes (GP), Round Pipes (Black), Galvanized Tubes (GI) and Special Value-Added Products.
With state-of-the-art-manufacturing facilities, APL Apollo serves as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for a wide spectrum of steel products, catering to an array of industry applications such as urban infrastructures, automobile, construction, housing, energy, irrigation, solar plants, greenhouses and engineering. The Company’s vast 3-tier distribution network of over 600 dealers is spread all across India, with warehouses cum- branch offices in over 20 cities.
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Anunay Goswami, Head Marketing, APL Apollo Tubes Limited, +91-8744073681, firstname.lastname@example.org