Tata BlueScope Steel Limited, a 50:50 joint venture between
Tata Steel and Australia''s BlueScope Steel, has inaugurated
its first roll-forming and pre-engineered building facility
near the IT Park at Hinjewadi, Pune. The company also
unveiled its new corporate identity, aimed at brand development
in the fast emerging construction market.
new facility will manufacture, design and supply of a
range of pre-engineered buildings and steel building solutions.
facility reaffirms our commitment that Tata BlueScope
Steel will create value in the steel business. The building
industry is experiencing rapid growth and it is a great
opportunity to showcase our range of product and solutions
to the construction industry. In doing so, this boosts
the consumption of steel in this region," said B
Muthuraman, managing director, Tata Steel.
at the inauguration ceremony, Kathryn Fagg, chairperson
of Tata BlueScope Steel and BlueScope Steel''s president
Asia, said, "This is the first demonstration of the
powerful partnership between, BlueScope Steel and Tata
Steel and we are proud to be part of this. This state-of-the-art
manufacturing facility incorporates a leading edge building
design centre and will offer premium quality branded steel
products to the building and construction markets of India
and South Asia".
first manufacturing facility of Tata BlueScope Steel,
the Pune facility will manufacture beams, columns, purlins,
and other roofing and wall cladding components for pre-engineered
metal buildings and other building solutions. The unit
will have testing facilities and a design centre with
a fully staffed engineering team that will create new
concepts, products and applications of steel in buildings,
said Chetan Tolia, managing director, Tata BlueScope Steel.
BlueScope Steel will have three roll-forming and pre-engineered
building facilities in India. While the Pune facility
will serve the western region, the Sriperumbudur (Chennai)
and Bhiwadi (Rajasthan) units, which are under construction,
will serve markets in the south and north respectively.
from the three facilities, the company is constructing
a state-of-the-art metallic coating and painting facility
at Jamshedpur, in Jharkand. The new facility will have
an annual metallic coating capacity of 250,000 tonnes
and paint line capacity of 150,000 tonnes.
BlueScope Steel will offer a comprehensive range of branded
steel products for building and construction applications,
including the premium metallic coated and painted steels,
a range of steel building solutions and pre-engineered
metal building systems.
BlueScope Steel will focus on developing new markets and
applications for coated steels in the fast-growing construction
market of India and other South Asian countries.
BlueScope Steel will operate in the South Asian Association
for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) member countries comprising
India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan
and the Maldives.