“If you have always done it
that way, it is probably wrong”

“Never innovate to compete, innovate to
change the rules of the game”

The continued investment in the best of R&D talent and infrastructure has been instrumental in APL Apollo’s aggressive growth. Over the years, authentic and robust R&D capabilities have been the key driving force behind our ever-growing ability to create new products, adopt new applications, strengthen processes, create markets, and enhance shares.

Our Innovative Products

We keep challenging our R&D team to come up with innovative designs and applications ahead of our peers. Converting the financial year 2016-17 as our blockbuster year, we delivered as many as seven design patents. We currently own eight patents for our innovative products.

APL Apollo has been a pioneer in adopting the latest technology, whether it is Strip Galvanizing lines, Cold Saws, High-speed mills from Europe, or the unique Rotary Sizing Mills which help in producing the best quality rolled tubes. We are the ones who introduced the latest and the world’s best ‘Direct Forming Mill Technology’ and ‘In-Line Galvanizing of Tubes’ for the first time in India to start a new era of tube production in the country. We have always been a frontrunner when it comes to new technology and innovation.

Direct Forming Technology (DFT)

DFT is the latest global technology for making hollow sections of superior quality, which reduces rollover time significantly. DFT is expected to lead to savings in raw material costs of ~3-7% and increased design flexibility, leading to higher product customization. The use of the technology is pioneered by APL Apollo in India, and we are the only company using this high tech production methodology in the most elaborate manner.

The DFT system is the result of many years of experience and knowledge in the tube field. The method brings undisputed advantages in terms of flexibility, production capability, and cost reduction. DFT is an exceptionally fruitful innovation that enables the possibility to produce any size included in the mill range, without roll change, resulting in an extreme reduction in set up time.

Pre-galvanized Tubes Technology (GP)

APL Apollo was the first company to introduce pre-galvanized (GP) Tubes in India when it commenced GP tube manufacturing in 2003. We pioneered the graduation from conventional galvanized products to pre-galvanized tubes and hollow sections, and also emerged as the only organized player of pre-galvanized tubes in India.

Pre-galvanized tubes are made from pre-galvanized sheets. Many preventive coatings are applied either before or after tube production, which prevents the steel from aging and rusting. These are pre-manufactured steel coils dipped in molten zinc, providing excellent corrosion resistance, where exposure to the outside element is common.

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RSM Technology

We implemented Rotary Sizing Mill (RSM) technology, from Kusakabe, Japan, a world leader in the tube making industry to develop high precision dynamically balanced steel tubes. With the introduction of RSM technology, APL Apollo produces dynamically balanced and cold-drawn precision tubes.

The RSM technology facilitates online adjustments that improve diametric accuracy and roundness and also enhances surface finish by eliminating roll marks usually caused by conventional mills. The result is that the tubes are increasingly used in multiple applications.

Inline Galvanized Technology:

The In-line Galvanising technology and the product was introduced in India by Apollo Tricoat. The technology has been obtained from the USA, to manufacture tubes with a triple layer of protective coating, i.e., paint, zinc, and UV organic coating. It is an eco-friendly product that is free from lead, cadmium, and hexavalent chrome. These coatings enhance the life of the product.

These Tricoat Tubes offer three coats – of paint, zinc, and polyester, which increases the durability of the tubes. In the In-line Galvanization process, tube making and zinc plating are done at the same time, which results in a significant saving of over 10% in the product manufacturing costs.

APL Apollo has been a pioneer in adopting the latest technology, whether it is Strip Galvanizing lines, Cold Saws, High-speed mills from Europe, or the unique Rotary Sizing Mills which help in producing the best quality rolled tubes. We are the ones who introduced the latest and the world’s best ‘Direct Forming Mill Technology’ and ‘In-Line Galvanizing of Tubes’ for the first time in India to start a new era of tube production in the country. We have always been a frontrunner when it comes to new technology and innovation.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

APL Apollo has been a pioneer in adopting the latest technology, whether it is Strip Galvanizing lines, Cold Saws, High-speed mills from Europe, or the unique Rotary Sizing Mills which help in producing the best quality rolled tubes. We are the ones who introduced the latest and the world’s best ‘Direct Forming Mill Technology’ and ‘In-Line Galvanizing of Tubes’ for the first time in India to start a new era of tube production in the country. We have always been a frontrunner when it comes to new technology and innovation.

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The company’s products and process quality are endorsed by the following certification:

SO 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

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 continued investment in the best of R&D talent and infrastructure has been instrumental in APL Apollo’s aggressive growth. Over the years, authentic and robust R&D capabilities have been the key driving force behind our ever-growing ability to create new products, adopt new applications, strengthen processes, create markets, and enhance shares.

Our Patented Products

We keep challenging our R&D team to come up with innovative designs and applications ahead of our peers. Converting the financial year 2016-17 as our blockbuster year, we delivered as many as seven design patents. We currently own eight patents for our innovative products.

Apollo Octagon
Apollo Oval
Apollo Elliptical
Apollo Fence
Apollo D section
Signature
Chaukhat
Plank
Handrail
Alpha
Apollo Narrow
Apollo Octagon

A range of exclusively designed tubes that are widely used in furniture, railings, solar panels, and lighting poles.

Apollo Oval

Strong and durable, Apollo Oval is a range of highly versatile tubes that have an array of applications.

Apollo Elliptical

High quality tubes that are used in transformers, gates, railings, and steel furnitures.

Apollo Fence

A unique design H shaped tube which is used for fencing posts and replacing concrete boundary walls.

Apollo D Section

Light-weight and sturdy, Apollo D Section tubes are used in making railings for balconies, roofs, etc.

Apollo Small Section

A unique range of products that is used in furniture, railings, grills and gates to enhance their aesthetics and strength.

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Apollo Mechanical

Thick and strong tubes that are used as structural building material for housing and infrastructure projects.

Apollo Taper

Apollo Taper is a specifically built product that is used as a stopper in parking areas and heavy vehicle trailers. Currently the product is available in size 80mmx50mm.

Apollo Narrow

Lightweight and irreplaceable, Apollo Narrow sections is a range of uniform tubes that are lighter in weight compared to Solid Steel Flats.

Apollo Tricoat

Eco-friendly and free from cadmium, lead, and hexavalent chromium, the tubes with a perfect blend of coating : paint, zinc and polyester coat

Plank

A new-age steel product in India that is conceived to completely replace wood with steel across the country.

Signature

A range of designer galvanized tubes, an upgrade to the conventional galvanized steel tubes by virtue of engraved designs.

Elegant

With the durability of steel and marvellous carvings, the designer tubes feature an elegant black color and unique carved designs.

Chaukhat

India’s first closed steel door frames that are made of quality steel and assure strength, durability, and quality.

Hybrid

A combination of PVC and In-line Galvanized tubes that are used for Plumbing in the premium housing segment and Borewell.

Alpha

A range of hollow sections that are easy to weld and forge in various shapes and sizes to be used in making steel door frames and window frames.

Scaff

A range of triple coated in-line galvanized round tubes that is used in scaffolding & greenhouse structures, best suited for greenhouse manufacturers

wondoor

A complete door solution with smooth finish and great strength to add on to the aesthetics of your house and grant resilience to it.

Handrail

Enduring and lightweight, Apollo Handrails are widely employed in place of the wooden hand rails and steel flat combination.

Apollo Column

The heart of Pre-Engineered Building (PEB) with its high weight bearing capacity and enhanced construction speed.