03 June 2020

Spotlight- Elematic India

Building for a brighter future


Precast concrete is an efficient way to answer the rapidly growing demand in India. Jindal Realty from New Delhi is achieving impressive results.


Elematic India is a part of Elematic OYJ, based in Finland, a world leader in manufacturing of precast concrete plants and production lines. With nearly 60 years of operations, the company has supplied technology to over 100 countries and to every continent. The turnover of the company, which employs roughly 230 people in Finland, is approximately 100 million euros, of which exports generate 95 per cent. Elematic OYJ, has daughter companies and own sales offices in the USA, Germany, China, Russia, India, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates as well as agents in over 20 countries. The company has production units in Finland and India.



India’s construction market is expected to be the world’s third largest by 2025. Jindal Realty operates in the real estate and construction businesses and believes in precast technology. “Precast construction is in high demand right now. We have to build more and more houses, more and more infrastructure. Precast is the only solution”, says Arun Kumar Nijhawan, EVP, at Jindal Realty.




Precast technology saves a lot of time. In the conventional system, we would have to go for shuttering, building and welding the reinforcement, then casting the slab and then de-shuttering. In precast, we simply cast the slab and ship it to the construction site”, Nijhawan demonstrates.




In 2012, the company started building student housing at the O.P. Jindal Global University campus in Sonipat, near New Delhi. The campus area is around 80 acres (0.32 km²) and currently houses around 3,500 students. The university is expected to have up to 10,000 students in the future. “With student housing, we have very short construction times. We have to complete buildings within seven or eight months from start to finish”, says Vikesh Sharma, AGM – Projects at Jindal Realty.






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