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Kirby Building to help develop hybrid, multi-storeyed tenements

V. Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on March 11, 2013

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Pre-engineered steel buildings and structures company Kirby Building Solutions Ltd is now set to offer solutions for hybrid cement and steel-fabricated buildings and multi-storeyed structures in India.

Part of the $2-billion Kuwait-based Alghanim Industries, Kirby Building is looking at fitting homes and offices with its pre-engineered solutions.

The company, which has two manufacturing facilities in India — near Hyderabad and in Haridwar — is setting up plant another plant in Gujarat to meet the growing business requirement.

Pre-fab facilities

Navaz Malikakkal, Vice-President-Sales and Marketing, Kirby India, said the company has set up airports, automotive units and support infrastructure for metro networks, among other segments.

“It is now the right time to turn to developing hybrid homes and multi-storeyed housing/office buildings. As the retail segment expands, we will have more opportunities to play a part,” he said.

The Renault Nissan plant of 3,50,000 sq mt in considered one of the largest such pre-fab facilities in the region and other projects, such as the Tata Motors factory at Sanand, Gujarat, and the Nokia plant in Chennai, have all been set up by Kirby.

Faster deployment

“Traditionally, it was either RCC structures or pure-play structured engineering solutions.

With hybrid construction mode, we plan to work together and help deploy projects faster. With clients having experienced the advantages of pre-engineered steel structures, there is now a growing acceptance for these solutions in the country,” he said.

“Of the 400,000 tonnes per annum capacity of the Group, spread across five plants globally, India accounts for 200,000 tonnes. This will go up as we expand,” he told Business Line.

rishikumar.vundi@thehindu.co.in

Published on March 10, 2013

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