Expansion planned for plants at Andhra & Panjab
Mumbai 14 December 2022: Arjas Steel Private limited today announced a Rs 610 crore investment in capacity expansion at its two plants at Tadipatri, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh and Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab taking the total capacity to 550,000 tons. The Andhra plant has a current capacity of 300,000 tons per year while the plant in Punjab is currently operating at level of 100,000 tons per year, with potential to go much higher.
Arjas Steel Private Limited (formerly known as Gerdau Steel India Pvt Limited) will invest approximately Rs 350 Cr in Arjas Steel Tadipatri, in Andhra Pradesh and approximately INR 260 Cr in Arjas Modern Steel in Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab.
“These expansions which have already started are slated to be completed in 2025. This investment will make Arjas a frontrunner in the supply chain for various critical applications in energy, automotive, railway market segments, defense as well as exports. These investments will debottleneck capacity, modernize for improved product quality and add substantial value-adding downstream facilities” said Mr. Sridhar Krishnamoorthy, ASPL Managing Director
The Company has developed various Carbon, Alloy and Micro-alloy steels in profiles like Rounds, Round-cornered Squares, Hexagonal Bars and Flat Bars for critical applications in the Automotive, Energy, Defense, railways and other growing sectors of the Indian economy. The increased capacity targets to meet the rising demand from these sectors.
In Tadipatri the investments include a State-of-the-Art KOCKS Sizing block from Germany which will help improve quality and throughput as well as a Garret coiler line to produce specialty steel in coil form. Upstream in iron making and steel making, Arjas steel Tadipatri is adding new stoves and more steel refining capacity to boost output. Arjas Steel Tadipatri output is expected to increase by 25-30% as a result of these investments.
In Punjab, through the Invest Punjab scheme, Arjas Modern Steel is committed to modernize and grow the output of the plant in Mandi Gobindgarh. Over the next 2 years these investments are for a new emission control system, improved steel making and rolling and other critical quality assurance systems. Arjas Modern Steel’s output will increase almost 60-70% from current levels
About Arjas Steel
Arjas Steel (formerly Gerdau Steel India) with two plants situated at Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh and Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab are one of the leading manufacturers of alloy steel in the country. Arjas Steel offers products catering to a wide range of industries. Our focus is on the automotive, defence, railways and related industries. We have developed various Carbon, Alloy and Micro-alloy steels in profiles like Rounds, Round-cornered Squares, Hexagonal Bars and Flat Bars for critical applications in the Automotive, Energy and other sectors. Be it rolled, cold finished or heat treated, we excel in delivering products according to the specific requirements of our customers. We have ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949, OSHAS 18001, ISO 45001 and ISO 50001 Energy Management System certifications. Our Quality Assurance laboratory is NABL certified.