EPACK PREFAB, a rapidly emerging leader in India’s pre-engineered structure manufacturing sector, has successfully concluded the construction of 12.3 million square feet of industrial facilities for cement and steel companies. In the midst of India’s robust infrastructure growth, cement and steel enterprises are rapidly augmenting their production capabilities. Responding to the surging need for infrastructure-related products, these firms are enthusiastically embracing cutting-edge construction solutions, with a notable shift towards adoption of pre-engineered buildings for the expansion and establishment of their manufacturing facilities.
This accomplishment marks a notable milestone in EPACK’s journey, which began with their factory construction contract secured in 2019. With a total project value of Rs 4.93 billion, these orders not only emphasise the cement sector’s potential in the country but also spotlight the company’s outstanding expertise in consistently delivering projects on time.
Explaining the factors driving this impressive expansion, Sanjay Singhania, managing director, EPACK PREFAB, noted, “The robust infrastructure development initiatives in India, including projects such as highways, bridges and real estate ventures, have spurred a heightened demand for construction materials involving cement and steel. Cement manufacturers are actively pursuing construction approaches that provide speed, cost efficiency and sustainability to enhance their production capacities. Pre-engineered buildings are increasingly becoming the preferred choice for these companies.”
The primary surge in construction demand is originating from the northeast and southern regions of the country. Prominent hubs, particularly Assam and Maharashtra, have witnessed a significant uptick in demand. In response, EPACK PREFAB has effectively executed projects for distinguished companies, including but not limited to Dalmia Cement, UltraTech Cement Limited, Calcom Cement, Ambuja Cements Limited, Tata Steel Limited and Jindal Steel.
As cement companies throughout India endeavour to boost their production capacities, the adoption of pre-engineered buildings is set to continue its upward trend. Incorporating PEBs into construction can lead to time savings of up to 50 per cent, expediting project completion and enabling businesses to commence operations more swiftly. This forward-thinking approach not only streamlines construction procedures but also plays a crucial role in promoting the sustainable growth of the nation’s infrastructure by reducing carbon emissions by as much as 60 per cent.
PEBs provide exceptional design adaptability and can be customised to meet exact manufacturing specifications, guaranteeing an efficient layout for cement production procedures. Singhania further emphasised, “These constructions are expertly engineered to endure the demanding requirements of industrial usage, delivering a safe and reliable workspace that is essential for cement and steel manufacturing.”
With construction activity thriving in these pivotal areas and the widespread adoption of PEBs fuelling innovation, India’s cement sector is poised for continuous growth and advancement.
EPACK has witnessed a remarkable 100 per cent expansion in its order book compared to financial years 2021-22 and 2022-23. As we look to the future, the company envisions concluding an order book for 2023-24 at a significantly higher value of Rs 14 billion. Furthermore, EPACK anticipates securing an additional 25 per cent of its orders from cement and steel companies in the coming 12 months.