APL Apollo – A Journey Through Time

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APL Apollo – A Journey Through TimeAPL Apollo – A Journey Through Time

APL Apollo is one of the leading manufacturers of steel pipes in India. We are headquartered in Delhi NCR and have eleven manufacturing units that have a combined capacity of 2.5 Million MTPA. Our units are strategically placed in Sikandrabad (4 units), Bengaluru (2 units), Hosur, Dujana, Raipur, Murbad and Hyderabad to ensure a pan India presence for the brand.

However, the pinnacle of success that we have reached today is a result of our laborious past – spanning over three decades. The company was founded in 1986 by the late Mr. Sudesh Gupta named as Bihar Tubes Pvt. Limited. In the same year, we set up our first manufacturing unit in Sikandrabad, Uttar Pradesh. In 1993, we listed ourselves as a public limited company, thus adding another feather in the cap. We also started manufacturing galvanised tubes in the same year. Between 1994 – 95, we commissioned a new galvanising plant and also received ISI certification. This was also a proud moment as we got listed on the stock exchanges. In 1995, we entered into the capital market by way of a public issue amounting to Rs 438 lakh.

In the next decade, we evolved further and took the company to new heights. We imported cutting edge technology from Kusakabe, Japan and installed it across all three of our mills. It was during this time that we diversified our manufacturing to include the production of structural pipes. As our determination for new and innovative products drove us to perform better, we soon became the pioneers in pre galvanized steel pipe manufacturing in India along with developing in-house hollow sections across a wide range of sizes. Between 2000 – 2002, we also commissioned a new tube mill and the modern Galium mill. It was during this period that we received the ISO 9001:2000 certification.

The period between 2007-2008 was also very significant for us as we expanded even further and acquired not one but two firms – Apollo Metalex Private Limited and Shri Lakshmi Metal Udyog Limited (Bangalore). In the following year, we commissioned a plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. It was also the year of our Greenfield venture with state-of-the-art mills. We also started several warehouses across India during this time.

Another significant development took place between 2011-12 as the name was changed to APL Apollo Tubes Limited. It was also during this time that we were awarded UL, CE, SGF France, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications. We also acquired Lloyds Line Pipes Limited Plant near Mumbai, thus continuing our expansion.

Between 2013-2015, we continued to grow with leaps and bounds and procured CRFH Coils from JSW Steel to expand our product range. At this time, we also started manufacturing door sections, window sections and railing tubes to add to our vast array of offerings. We became the first company in India to achieve the capacity of 1 MTPA in steel pipes. In 2016-17, we added prestigious achievements to our credit – established India’s first ever Direct Forming Technology line in Hosur, commissioned Greenfield facility at Raipur, Chhattisgarh also with Direct Forming Technology and were awarded patents for six product design types.

Our hard and quest for innovative products have made us one of the top five steel manufacturers in the world. Today we have 11 plants, 29 sales offices and 800 distributors. We are sprawled across 2000 towns and cities and have a retailer presence of 1,00,000. These numbers have been achieved with sheer determination and innovation, which is ingrained in our DNA.

How Innovation is Changing the World Around Us?

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How Innovation is Changing the World Around Us?

“Innovation is the only way to win.” – Steve Jobs

In a constantly changing world, it is essential that we move forward in every aspect. Turnaround time for most things has drastically reduced and there has been a noticeable shift in designs, materials, durability etc. Growing concern for the conservation of resources has been one of the factors that has changed the way things were done in the past. At every step, the world is evolving and innovations are being embraced to fit into this ever-changing world. With every passing day, the needs evolve and one must keep innovating to keep up with the demands. The world today, needs enhanced structures and materials that are stronger, more aesthetic, more durable, technology-driven and something that doesn’t harm the environment.

As civilization came into existence, we were primarily dependent on natural resources for all our needs. Even with the advancement in our methods, we relied heavily on animal power and non-renewable sources for most of our work. Gradually with the growth in population and need for advanced systems, we switched to methods that were more efficient than the previous ones. While this sustained us for a long time, the ever-evolving world and the growing population again gave rise to a need for more innovation that would make our lives easier while conserving the environment.

Today, we are at a point, where innovation is needed more than ever. We are a nation, developing by leaps and bounds. From housing to machinery – every industry needs things at an instant. Like every developing nation, we too need infrastructure to support the growth and true development is when a nation develops across industries. To cater to the needs of so many industries, it was essential to develop a system that produced cost and time effective materials. These also need to be versatile so as to reduce manual efforts. At this juncture, the introduction of innovation in technology becomes more important than ever.

As a part of this developing nation, it was also our duty to introduce innovation that would accelerate the growth. This has led us to adapting innovative methods of production like DFT i.e. Direct Forming Technology, which saves materials and is more cost and time effective. This also allows customization, thus taking away the need for production of different raw material at different places. Today, our products are used in bridges, staircases, atriums, airports, stadiums, shopping malls etc. Innovation is building a world where your products can cater to multiple industries simultaneously. Along with producing steel tubes and pipes at a fast pace, we are also reducing the usage of wood in various industries. We achieved this by providing alternate products that are durable and eco-friendly. Today, we take pride in developing the nation in an innovating way along with creating a sustainable future.