Weatherseal, a uPVC window and doors company, is on expansion mode, plans to double its manufacturing capacity and reach out to new markets and set up more experiential stores.
Harish Munireddy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Weatherseal, said “The company has made rapid strides since its inception in 2015 and has become a preferred choice for some of the leading builders within short time.”
“We have a facility to manufacture 250 windows per day and are planning to double this capacity to 500 windows per day over the next six months. This will also come up in Bengaluru,” he said.
Harish Munireddy, who comes from IT sector background, told Business Line Line, “Being environment friendly product, noise proof and offering quality insulation, the market is beginning to grow at a rapid pace for uPVC windows and doors and biFold windows.”
The company, which has set up experiential stores in some select locations is seeking to tap new cities offering its products and solutions. It has partners like Deceuninck, Siegenia, Wurth, Saint-Gobain and serves some of the leading builders including Prestige, Brigade group, SNN Builders and Shriram Builders.
Thus far it has has installed more than 1,80,000 windows till now, he said.
uPVC, which stands for unplasticised polyvenyl chloride, based windows have made late entry into India, possibly few decades after their early adoption in Europe and other markets.
As per market data, the windows market in India is estimated to be about Rs 13,000 crore and about 12 per cent windows are made of uPVC, steel accounts for 15 per cent, wood 22 per cent and aluminium 52 per cent. Based on current trends, the uPVC segment is expected to account for 50 per cent over the next decade.
The opportunities for growth in the residential and commercial market, and the move to use environment friendly products is also likely to popularise the use of uPVC across upcoming smart cities.