Kirby Building Systems India (part of Alghanim Industries, Kuwait) recently held an inauguration ceremony for its new Kirby plant, a pre-engineered steel manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat. The latest addition is the third Kirby Building Systems plant in India, and its seventh globally.
The new PEB manufacturing plant further strengthens Kirby’s longstanding position as a market leader in India; the country was a pioneering ground for Kirby India’s industrial innovations for more than 20 years. Alghanim Industries Executive Chairman Sir Kutayba Y. Alghanim, along with Alghanim Industries and Kirby India executives, inaugurated the new state-of-the-art plant on 22nd February 2023.
With an initial annual production capacity of 50,000 metric tons, expandable to 100,000 metric tons, the new Gujarat plant bolsters the existing 200,000 metric tons capacity of the Hyderabad and Haridwar plants. Spread over an area of 114,000 sqm, Kirby’s Gujarat facility will help generate hundreds of new jobs created both directly and indirectly and grow the local economy.
The new plant enjoys a variety of sustainable features such as high air changes protecting the welfare of workers, solar-powered LED lighting, roofing with high solar reflectivity index, maintaining the plant’s eco-friendly functions, water harvesting that bolster’s the plant’s self-sustainability; and many more features that make it Kirby’s most environmentally sophisticated manufacturing facility that meets the highest standards of Green Building ratings. This plant is awarded with Platinum Rated Green Factory Building by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) and is the first PEB facility in India to achieve the highest Platinum rating.
Noted Sir Kutayba Alghanim, Executive Chairman of Alghanim Industries, “When we introduced the concept of pre-engineered steel buildings, first in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and then in the Indian subcontinent, the company was a small but ambitious steel building business looking to change the way we think about construction. Today, with the significant growth in different market sectors, pre-engineered buildings have become the need of the hour to fulfil space demand. We are proud of Kirby’s success story in India.”
Kirby Building Systems is credited for a comprehensive range of infrastructure setups across India, its surrounding region, and across the Middle East and North Africa, with a growing reach throughout Southeast Asia and Western Africa. The company’s journey to the global stage of pre-engineered steel building pioneers was paved with constant innovations, driving the company’s expansion into newer markets with its environmentally conscious and fully recyclable steel.
Head of Kirby India and Kirby International D Raju noted: “We are proud to enter the highly industrialized Western market with our new Kirby facility in Gujarat. This addition to our global network reflects our commitment to be closer to our customers in the region and fulfil their requirements with our cost-effective and innovative PEB solutions.”
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