Anil Sain Mathur, COO, Godrej Interio, discusses the solutions, products, and services offered by the company

What services are being provided by Godrej Interio in the design space?
Godrej Interio is providing complete end-to-end solutions from concept to completion. Our team of experienced space planning professionals includes architects, interior designers, and project managers to ensure a seamless experience. In addition to general contracting, Godrej Interio offers design and execution of civil and interior work, MEP systems, security and surveillance, green consultancy, and audio-visual solutions.

Godrej Interio is widely known for its comprehensive sustainability certifications for its products in the furniture category. As India’s premium furniture brand, the company has a strong commitment to sustainability and centers of excellence in design, manufacturing, and retail, and has a large in-house design team. It has been awarded 37 India Design Mark Awards till date.

We have 7 manufacturing facilities situated at Mumbai, Khalapur, Haridwar, Shirwal, and Bhagwanpur. The Shirwal plant is Green Co Platinum Certified and the Mumbai plants are Green Co Gold Certified.

How strong is the company’s focus on infrastructure projects?
Infrastructure projects in India have always been a focus area for us and one that we believe has a lot of growth potential with the estimated addressable market around Rs. 5,000 crore.

Currently, our turnkey projects contribute up to 40% of our turnover from the B2B segment. Through our expertise in delivering turnkey solutions and participating in India’s vision to build a strong public transportation network across the country, we have been working closely with the respective metro rail corporations and airport authorities to deliver a world-class experience for commuters. We are certain that these innovative design solutions will help our partners - metro projects - meet the highest standards in both looks and functionality.
We aim to transform spaces with thoughtfully designed furniture to create brighter homes, offices, educational institutes, healthcare facilities, etc, with products that have the highest design quotient in aesthetics, functionality, and technology and a special focus on health and ergonomics.

Anil Sain Mathur

What innovative design concepts and building materials does Godrej Interio apply?
Godrej Interio continues to use numerous new and innovative ways to provide enhanced design in its ongoing assignments. Some of the new materials being used in the AAI-Chennai project include Zinc Composite panels imported from Italy and high-end finishes like HPL, and lacquered glass.

The company has already partnered on four metro rail projects across the country including Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kochi. As metro stations in many parts of the world reflect the culture of the city, Godrej Interio has also helped in implementing the city culture at its metro projects. For eg. Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has two elevated metro station projects – each station has a particular theme which has been fixed by KMRL considering all the local factors and contributions done in different fields - either in Kerala or across the country. While the first station was developed keeping the ‘Ayurveda’ theme in mind considering the remarkable contribution of Ayurvedic Medicine towards the history of Kerala and India, the second station’s theme has been decided as a tribute to the country as India will be celebrating its 75th Independence Day in 2022.

What sustainable processes does the company follow?
GI has the widest range of green choices for customers which not only includes products but also services such as green interiors and recycling. Our commitment to the environment has resulted in manufacturing products with a lesser environmental footprint. Our efforts include designing less environment burdening products, usage of eco-friendly materials, setting up less polluting and consuming processes, ensuring eco-friendly packaging and transportation, and recycling/reusing used furniture and scrap.

Currently, the company is present in over 650 cities with 250 exclusive showrooms and 800 dealers.

Please name some of the company’s upcoming projects.
Godrej Interio aims to strengthen its infrastructure arm of business and is eyeing Rs. 300 crore in the next fiscal. It plans to acquire 15% market share by FY25. Since 2019, the brand has already booked infra projects worth Rs. 450 crore for works that include civil finishes, cladding, block works, facade glazing, interiors, art forms, and architectural finishes.