We are hard taskmasters and follow a stringent quality policy with a robust quality management system. Our products are accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 besides being CE, UL and SGS France certified and have received the Export House status. Being market leaders, we ensure to carry out a comprehensive quality check at all stages, from raw material procurement to end product, ISI-marked delivery.
As a step forward, the company invested in latest technology which ensures the finest product quality and production efficiency. Our rigorous quality checks include a hardness test, flattening test, tensile test and drift test, among others. The mills installed online non- destructive testing and eddy current testing to check tube defects like cracks, pinholes, open welds, voids, inclusions, concentrated porosity, weld defects, mechanical damages, opened-up skin laminations, deep pitting and parent material defects.
We carry out an ABC analysis, which comprises of a graphical comparison of production parameters with standard norms. We successfully strengthened our quality management system by outsourcing different kinds of checks from NABL and other approved labs. With pride, we can say that we are one amongst very few companies in India with a CE marking, firming up exports to Europe. Having said that, we also received certifications from SGS Group (France) and Underwriter Laboratories.
Over the years, we have strengthened our research through a comprehensive SWOT analysis and have managed to inspire our research team to act on a challenging agenda. We not only accelerated the introduction of new products but also made existing products better than competing alternatives. Further, we enhanced quality to drive the health of our customer’ businesses. In a short time, we successfully established product lines in tubes for scaffolding purposes.
The main driving force behind our ever-growing ability to create new products, adapt new applications, strengthen processes, create markets and enhance share, definitely lies in authentic research.
As a forerunner market player, we are committed to:
Increasing growth with our loyal customers by providing consumer satisfaction through product quality, support, timely deliveries & development, operating safely, and creating a healthy & clean environment.
Comply with ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007 requirements, all applicable Quality Management, environment, health & safety legislations, prevention of ill health and injury, interests of all stakeholders, prevention of pollution, and continual improvement in the effectiveness and performance of Integrated Management System by improving process work practices and risk minimization through objective driven targets.
Integrated quality safety, health & environmental matters in all existing activities and future planning.
Creating and enhancing awareness among our employees, society and other stakeholders about environment protection, minimization of waste, wise use of energy, water & other natural resources; improving skills & competence of our employees and contractors to enable them to demonstrate their involvement, for sound IMS performance.
Implementation of the policy requires allocating sufficient resources for it.
As a market trendsetter, we have hugely invested in technology which always keeps us at the top of our game.
We successfully installed the latest Japanese technology at all manufacturing junctions. Our mills have been designed by none other than the pioneer in welded tube mill technology – Kusakabe from Japan. Based on this technology, which accelerates the cost-effective manufacture of a wider product range, we have installed high-speed mills.
The results spoke for themselves. We ventured into a pioneering extension to manufacture pre-galvanized tubes with in-house coil galvanizing facility. These opened doors for us to enter brand new avenues and markets.
By leveraging advanced Japanese technology in the manufacture of ERW, we were able to galvanize the tubes by equipment imported from the US. Being high on technology, we manage to manufacture our own products, thereby addressing the entire range of Indian, American, British, European and Japanese quality specifications.
We continue to invest in technology and this has resulted in Low down time and Break Downs, hence increasing the availability of plant for production.
All our products are manufactured by the High Frequency Induction Welding (HFIW) process.
This process is also known as the cold forming process (non – expanded) which uses HR and HRPO strips, sourced from modern hot strip mills. In this intrinsic procedure, the coil slits goes through the MIG welder while a steady flow is assured from the horizontal / vertical coil accumulator. The first stage begins with cold embossing which is done using the APL Apollo seal of quality / reliability.
Furthermore, HR coils are used to manufacture steel tubes and pipes. The coils are first slit into a strip of desired sizes, which manufacture into different sizes of pipes. The strip then moves through entry guide, strip leveler and passes through the tube forming sections where a conventional “U” shape is procured.After this, the strip passes through final forming sections (FIN set rolls) and shapes as rounded. This is then followed by the High Frequency Induction Welding (HFIW) at the edges to complete the weld formation including its heat-effected zone.
To attain a smooth uninterrupted surface, ‘External heat projection’ (slags) or ‘Weld bead’ are removed along with contour of the pipe. The same process also removes internal projection of the weld, when needed.
Right after this procedure, these pipes are cooled down through the cooling zone by spraying RO water. The oval shaped tubes pass through the sizing stands where the sizes of the product is controlled as per buyer needs and specification norms. Through cold saw cutter/friction, the pipe is cut into desired lengths.
Our constant drive for innovation and an eye for quality and detail has earned us prestigious accreditations like Underwriter Laboratories, CE and SGS France, which is a recognized Export House. It is also a matter of great pride for us that the Bureau of Indian Standards and British Standards endorse our products.
The company’s products and process quality are endorsed by the following certification:
- ISO 9001:2015Integrated Management System
- ISO 14001:2004Environment Managment Systems
- OHSAS 18001:2007Health and Safety Management System
- IS 1161:Structural Application
- IS 1239:Water and Gas Application
- IS 3589:Water, Gas and Sewerage
- IS 3601:General Engineering
- IS 4270:Water Wells and Casing Pipes
- IS 4923:Structural tubes for infrastructural purpose
- IS 9295:Idlers for conveyors
With an unparalleled market position in India, ours is the only pipe and tube-manufacturing venture to have a pan India footprint with seven production facilities spread across the country. Hosur (Tamil Nadu), Bengaluru (Karnataka), Murbad (Maharashtra), Sikandrabad (Uttar Pradesh) and Raipur (Chattisgarh) to name a few.
APL Apollo has been a pioneer of introducing new and innovative Global Technologies in India, since its inception. Its many ‘Firsts’ has shaped the Tubes and Pipes industry in India. APL Apollo was the first to introduce Gallium Mill in India in 2000, which established its authority in the Industry. Riding on its innovative zeal, it took the lead in launching Pre-Galvanised Tubes in India.
Its keen management was right to identify the scope and potential in the industry and accordingly adopted good practices prevalent at global stage. Its state of the art manufacturing units churns out more than 1.8 lakh tons of steel tubes. In 2016, APL Apollo established the first Direct Forming Technology Line in Hosur, catapulting it as the top 5 market leader in Steel Tube manufacturing, in the world.