The perception about PEB being costlier is only a notion as the industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 16+ years and more than 25 players have entered the market since then providing employment to hundreds of people. This growth is in itself shows that these structures are not very expensive but economical in nature as the overall project cost comes down. Also with companies looking for faster project completion which in turn will give faster returns on their investments, PEB is the only one stop solution to fulfill their requirements.
D Raju, Managing Director, Kirby Building Systems India Pvt Ltd shares his views with Sandeep Sharma about his company, core competencies, effectiveness of Pre-Engineered building systems, verticals where PEB are highly recommended, market potential of the PEB industry in India, major clientele, projects undertaken, and the kind of government support needed to boost PEB industry in India. Edited excerpts....
Tell us in brief about your company and core competencies?
Kirby Building Systems - India is a part of multinational multi-billion dollar business conglomerate - Alghanim Industries based in Kuwait. Kirby Building Systems is one of the world’s largest producers of quality steel buildings and has been operational since 1976. The company pioneered the Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings (PEB) concept in India in the year 1999. Today, at 200,000 MT capacity per annum, Kirby is the market leader in the Indian PEB industry with more than 16,000 buildings spread over 25 million sq m of area. Kirby India is specialized in completing many large and complex projects across diverse applications such as Factories, Warehouses, Cold Storages, Showrooms, Workshops, Offices, Supermarkets, Shopping Malls, High Rise Buildings - Commercial & Residential, Shipyards, Metro Stations, Aircraft Hangars, Sports Stadiums, Auditorium, Power Plants, Steel Plants, Heavy Industrial Structures, etc. spread over different industries. Kirby Building Systems has plants located in Kuwait, Ras-al-Khaimah (UAE) and Vietnam apart from the two plants in India (Hyderabad & Haridwar).