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Kirby India expanding to Gujarat with third PEB facility at Halol

After revolutionizing India’s steel buildings manufacturing market with the introduction of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings (PEB)

Kirby India expanding to Gujarat with third PEB facility at Halol
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After revolutionizing India's steel buildings manufacturing market with the introduction of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings (PEB), Kirby Building Systems sets its eyes on furthering the industry as it expands toward a third India-based facility in Gujarat. The global steel building powerhouse, part of Kuwait's Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the Middle East, broke ground on its new facility, with operations commencing by October 2022

Kirby India already operates in Hyderabad and Haridwar with an extensive PEB manufacturing capacity that supplies to the Indian market. With the new Gujarat facility, the company aims to revitalize the local economy with hundreds of new jobs, as well as plans to double the employment capacity in near future. Alongside this economic stimulus, Kirby India's manufacturing will boast a higher metric tonnage (MT) among its trio of facilities, rising from 200,000 MT to 300,000 MT per year.

"We are proud to announce a third addition to our Kirby India fleet in Gujarat. Our expansion in Western India reflects our commitment to maintain our innovative spirit in the PEB industry, while ensuring we meet the needs of our customers and energize our immediate economy with jobs and services alike," said D Raju, MD — Kirby India and Head of Kirby International. He also expressed his gratitude to the authorities of Gujarat.

As a subsidiary of Alghanim Industries, Kirby India, like its flagship counterpart in Kuwait, echoes the same focus on business excellence it was founded on. Over the last four decades, Kirby grew into a global steel buildings giant with over 35,000 buildings constructed in India alone. A few India-based landmark projects include: the Renault Nissan Automotive plant in Chennai, one of the largest pre-engineered buildings in the world; Apollo Tyres plant in AP, metro stations in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi; state-of-the-art facilities for global giants like Toshiba, Walmart and Amazon; and many more.

The new entry to Gujarat marks the expansion of India's western region for Kirby, as it allows the company to become closer to its customers in the area. The new plant joins Kirby's global fleet, which includes two in India, one in Kuwait, one in Vietnam and one in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

"This plant is strategically placed with good eco system, infrastructure and local skill. We will take help from the local technical Institute to have skill manpower in our new facility. We will be targeting to employ 500 people in the facility at Halol. The investment is 160 crores initially and we want to maintain our standards in the Western Region, " Said D. Raju.

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