With your Savli plant
in Gujarat becoming operational, how do you see your business growing? Will
this plant focus more on exports? Very briefly tell us about your other plants?
The plant in Savli, Gujarat is our 4th plant and we are
manufacturing bearings for automotive segment in the plant. Capacity of Savli plant is approximately 40 million bearings
annually. Savli makes a significant contribution to the company’s exports,
which is expected to scale up further in the short term. Currently we are
looking for 25% contribution to exports from this plant but it will go up to
50% in due time.
The company has four manufacturing plants located in Jaipur,
Newai (Rajasthan), Manesar (Haryana) and Savli (Gujarat). All our plants are
equipped with global manufacturing and process technology and our current
capacity is to the tune of 150 million bearings per year. The Savli plant
contributes approximately 40 pc to our total production capacity.
Can you tell us about
the green initiatives undertaken at the Savli plant?
NEI has conceived and conceptualised the Savli plant in
Gujarat on a green footing. The ability to develop sustainable buildings has
brought the plant novel and prestigious IGBC Platinum Certification, which is
the highest green rating available in India. The plant implements a wide range
of eco-friendly initiatives such as Rain Water Harvesting, rooftop solar photovoltaic
panels, VRF air conditioning, insulated PUF panels for roof, high solar
reflective (SRI) top coating, LED lights, sewage treatment plant, native plants
to consume less water, autoclave aerated blocks for energy efficiency and
recycled fly ash and low VOC paints.
Additionally, the spaces are designed for maximum daylight
entry and three dimensional energy modelling has been performed to optimize
energy and daylight simultaneously.