In the last decade, India has experienced massive growth in terms of digitalization and is one of the largest data consumers globally. One of the primary pillars behind the smooth wireless experience is the galvanized towers used across various geographical locations. Apart from the telecom sector, towers are also being a part of electric transmission as the support tower for the electric conductors. The massive rise in the telecom and renewable energy sector combined with various initiatives by the Indian government towards infrastructure development has boosted the Indian Poles & Tower Industry massively, with the industry being estimated to grow at a CAGR of more than eight percent in the next five years.
Established by Ajay Patel, Parag Kothari, and Satish Desai in 1996, Associated Power Structures (APS) is a Gujarat-based leading manufacturer and supplier of galvanized towers. The firm specializes in the conceptualization, fabrication of galvanized towers used in a wide range of applications, such as electric transmission, telecommunication, windmills, and many more. The firm has two factories in Gujrat, spread across an area of 12,00,000 sq. ft., equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and Machineries.
Coming to its service portfolio, APS has built a wide range of galvanized structures, such as EPC-transmission lines, sub-station structures, wind turbine lattice towers, telecommunication towers, and solar module mounting structures based on its clients’ requirements. What makes the firm stand out from the rest of its peers in the market is its customized solutions. "APS specializes in manufacturing tailor-made towers based on customer designs. The firm has a no-compromise policy when it comes to product quality. Provided their huge structures, towers can’t afford to have a single error in their structure as it may cause huge damage to property or human life. The firm has always put great emphasis on quality norms and maintenance", shares Hetul Patel, Associate Director, Associated Power Structures. Being an ISO 9001:2015 (QMS), ISO 14001:2015 (EMS), ISO 45001:2018 (OHSMS), and ISO 3834-2:2005 company, APS has the stingiest quality checks in place at every single stage and still working on making its quality checks more robust.
APS has extensive expertise in manufacturing highly critical jobs related to steel structures on a mass scale
The core team at APS comprises industry veterans with more than 35 years of individual experience. All three founders use their extensive experience and expertise to guide the team at every stage of business. The client engagement process starts with the client drawings. The expert team at APS studies those drawings before presenting a feasibility report to the marketing team based on the material requirements, types of machinery required, project criticality, and cycle time. Based on the report, the firm quotes the price and required delivery timeline to the client. Once the client confirms, the marketing team schedules several meetings and conversations with the clients where all the tiniest details of project requirements are discussed and shared with the respective departments. The project details are then documented with everyone involved sticking to it throughout the course. Finally, on-time deliveries are made with desired quality.
Starting in 1996, APS has come a long way over the years in terms of growth and infrastructure. Over the years, the firm has been providing service to an ever-growing client base with a high retention rate. The firm has already expanded its service base to Bangladesh, Rwanda, and the Philippines and 16 more countries and is also planning for further expansion globally now being CE certified (EN-1090). The firm also has plans to expand its product portfolio soon.