28 February 2020

Interaction- Dr. Sandeep Gupta, MD, Richa Industries

First PEB company in India with OHSAS:18000-2009

A pioneer in PEB space, this company is reaping the benefits of being an early bird in PEB construction. In an exclusive interview to CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES,  DR. SANDEEP GUPTA, MD, RICHA INDUSTRIES LTD, discusses India’s PEB market and his company’s USPs and future plans.


Tell us about your company’s offerings and solutions in the PEB space.

Enriched with an experience of over two decades, today, Richa Industries Ltd. is one of the fastest growing companies functioning in the field of Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB) and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) in northern part of the country. The company had supplied more than 500 projects since it ventured into Pre-Engineered Buildings and is currently working on more than 100 projects pan India. Various sectors like automobiles, warehousing, cold storages are key drivers of PEB industry. Moreover, residential sector is untouched from PEB because people are not habitual to adopt it. We are trying to make people aware to change their mind-set to live in steel building.



What are the growth drivers in the pre-engineered buildings space.

Government initiative to develop various Food Parks, IT Hubs, Logistic Parks, Automobile Cluster, and Leather Cluster, are the key drivers of PEB industry. Besides this, development of Smart Cities, Railway Network, and Metro, in all popular cities, MES projects like Aircraft Hangers, Workshops will lead to an augmented demand for construction across residential as well as commercial sectors which in turn will drive PEB market for next 4-5 years.



Tell us of the USP’s of your products and solutions.

Richa Industries Ltd. is first PEB company in India which is OHSAS:18000-2009 certified for projects, and has a vast experience in delivering diversified projects. It is having an experienced design team with popular design software like MBS, ETAB, and Tekla, use of which has eliminated manual detailing. RIL has huge PEB production capacity (~72000 MT per annum) ensuring on time delivery. Richa’s manufacturing plant is equipped with ultra modern machineries like CNC Plasma Machines, H-Beam Lines, Sheeting Profile Machine, separate Shot Blasting area, and an efficient management system to ensure reduced construction time and fastest deliveries of projects. It is having a quality lab as per ISO standards ensuring in-house testing of PEB. Its in-house developed ERP, “Steel2Build”is the key for project management that ensures time bound completion of projects

What is your company’s approach towards R&D, Sustainability and Innovation.

R&D and Innovation is a continuous process and we have a dedicated team on it. Our focus has been to look forward the maximum steel in a building. We are using best of technologies and software to optimise results.



  • Location: Kashipur, Uttarakhand
  • Establishment: 2009
  • Production Capacity: 72000 MT Per Annum
  • Manufacturing Area: 350,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Plant Area: 860,800 Sq. ft.


Which are the important projects you are associated with, provide us a case study of one of your projects, challenges faced and how your company overcame them.

Currently, we are working on more than 100 projects as of now, but we will talk about some major projects. Richa Industries bagged two orders from DMRC. The first one is the contract of building six stations of the Mayur Vihar line. Two more stations are added now. Another one is the Badli Depot, which houses a workshop and cleaning station. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs.40 crores. Another key project is Multilevel Car Parking at Kinkreg in Vidhan Sabha Mussorie, from PWD Uttarakhand. The order value is approximately Rs.32 crore.

Besides these, there are so many projects which are under execution. One of the project of KEC International, at Orai, MP, is on the verge of completion which contains Pre Engineered Building for establishment of Substation Package S4 for construction of 765/400 kV Orai (New) GIS Substation and Extension of 400 kV Orai (UPPCL) S/S under Inter-Regional System Strengthening Scheme for WR and NR Part B. The total order value is Rs.8.32 crore. There are two buildings and the area covered is approximately 10,000 sq m. The GIS substation is the longest one of length approximately 280 m. The great thing about this project is that there is no major challenge till now while executing the project. The work is going on smoothly at site.



Future outlook for the industry and from a company perspective.

Today is era of Pre-Engineered Buildings and now more than 80 per cent industries are adopting it to enable error-free construction.

In India, a competitive market in delivering metal/steel buildings, the scope for PEB is eminently immeasurable. Further, government has launched a “MAKE IN INDIA” initiative not only to set up Indian market but also to cater to the overseas market that will lead to best GDP growth rates across world. Moreover, governments affordable housing scheme will increase the demand of pre-engineered light weight houses that ensure quality construction and cost effectiveness.



Tell us about your production facilities and capacities.

Richa Industries Ltd. has state-of-the-art manufacturing unit that employ the latest technique and are constantly upgraded to the industry need. The fully computerized manufacturing facilities have been designed in a manner to optimize the production capacity and cater to a diverse range of customer’s demands. RIL stepped into the PEB sector in 2007 and today it is one of the biggest companies operating in northern part of the country. The fully operational state-of-the-art PEB manufacturing unit in Kashipur, Uttarakhand, has a manufacturing capacity of ~72,000 MT annually and the company provides solutions for hi-tech buildings from concept to commissioning. The Plant is equipped with the latest range of machinery for the production of premium quality structural steel buildings.


Your company’s plans for 2017-18.

Richa Industries Ltd. is trying to achieve maximum exposure in PEB market. We not only target government as well as private customers in India, but also trying to capture export market where our presence is still pending.

Further, we are planning to develop our new plant in central India to capture east, west and south Indian market by the end of coming financial year 2017-18. We are expecting to provide quality results as per customer’s demands.

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