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Scot Analysis

Strengths
  • APL Apollo accredited with ISO 9001:2000 ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 and UL, CE and SGF France certifications
  • Only steel tube manufacturer with units located in north, south and west India, proximate to customers
  • Possesses a range of more than 300 products. Installed cutting-edge manufacturing technology (Kusakabe, Japan) at all plants
  • International footprint across +35 countries
  • Direct reach to retail consumers through own distribution network
  • Distinct business model with capacity to inroad into adjacent business space
Challenges
  • Products are commoditised.
  • Non-significant presence in exports so far, though the company has acquired Lloyds line Pipes Limited to fortify its export turnover.
  • Industry is fragmented amongst small regional players and is highly competitive.
  • Volatility in raw material prices requires pro-active handling.
  • Effective management of conflict of interest that may arise between dealer network and own distribution network.
  • Direct reach to retail consumers through own distribution network
  • Management of affairs at multiple locations.
Opportunities
  • Pipeline infrastructure is more cost-effective over rail and road transportation
  • India enjoys low production costs (labour and power)
  • Negligible city gas distribution pipeline penetration in the country, providing tremendous opportunity
  • Increased focus by the government on infrastructure
  • Emerging replacement demand
  • Increasing pipe consumption with the increased per capita disposable income.
  • Increasing lifestyle spend by both government and individual.
Threats
  • Increased capacity addition in the industry.
  • Rising interest rates