29 May 2020

Interaction-Ajay Mehta, Director, GMP Technical Solutions

We expect robust growth in the next 10 to 15 years

Pertaining to growing demand and safety concerns for Building evacuation during Fire in the High raised Residential & Commercial properties and entire infrastructure segment, GMP starts its 3rd manufacturing unit in Bhiwandi (near Mumbai). AJAY MEHTA, DIRECTOR of GMP TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS spoke to CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES regarding the strategy behind opening this unit near Mumbai despite of having two manufacturing units in North India in Baddi (Himachal).


What made GMP establish new manufacturing unit in Mumbai?

GMP Technical Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in its continuing expansion strategy started its new manufacturing unit (Unit-III) in Bhiwandi on 13th July 2016. As you know the Construction Industry is on sharp growth path in India. In past few years GMP has grown to a leadership position in Metal Doors & Frames, clean room partitions and clean room equipments industry. Since the growth of the industry is expected to be robust in the next 10-15 years; there was an immediate need to increase the manufacturing capacity of our products to meet the growing demand.

One expansion we did in November 2015 in our existing manufacturing unit in Baddi and this new manufacturing unit (Unit-III in Bhiwandi) is second level of expansion. The decision of selecting the Mumbai location was purely strategic, which will give us an edge for various markets in India like South, west and exports also.


What is the manufacturing capacity of the new Unit?

We have designed the plant for a manufacturing capacity of 45,000 doors and 30,00,000 (3 Million) sq. ft. of panels per annum. This has lead to approx. 30% increase in our existing manufacturing capacity from our previous two units in Baddi.


What kind of location advantages do you expect from this unit near Mumbai?

The unit’s location was decided keeping in mind some important markets. We will serve the markets of South, West and exports from this unit. This will result in better time commitments and savings in terms of freight, transportation time etc.

We are the only manufacturer having such hi-tech manufacturing unit for Metal doors & Frames and clean room partitions near Mumbai and it will benefit our clients and our business in return.


As you told that the unit will be taking care of majority of South, West and export markets; is there any technological advancement done in this new unit as compared to the other two units of GMP?

Yes! This plant is with latest technologies available in the sheet metal industry. All major machines are procured from the renowned suppliers of the world. In this Industry, it is the only manufacturing plant to have Laser cutting machine procured from Trumph (Germany), Turret punching machine from Amada (Japan). Both these machines have an accuracy level of 0.1mm. The powder coating plant is procured from Gema (Switzerland), decoiling and roll forming machines from Bulldog (U.K.) and has automatic bar coding system for all the manufactured products.


How much exports are expected from this new unit?

We are planning to manufacture all export orders from the Unit-III which will save time and domestic freight costs too. However, if there is a capacity concern at some particular stage then the option of Unit-I and Unit-II are always open. We will work on the optimization of capacity for all three units.


How do you see the Metal Doors & Clean room Panels market in next 5 years?

Our expectations from the domestic markets are very high. It will be on a growth path for next ten years. However better Government policies and industrial environment are necessary to boost this growth. As regards to the exports markets the markets have become volatile and un-predictable due to many issues like; Currency crises, BREXIT, Oil prices, civil wars etc. But, we are hoping good growth in the export markets too in the years to come.


What are the next plans of GMP?

Actions speak louder than words. So, it is better we discuss this after taking the decisions. At the moment we are very excited for this new unit and will do all efforts to make it successful.

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