The last decade of the twentieth century witnessed an evolution for the Indian steel industry players, in wake of substantial raw material reserves and infusion of funds for capacity creation and modernization. As a result, mainstream steel producers and iron ore producers have successfully scaled their operations to a global scale.
Amidst the sustained growth of the steel industry, the Indian steel pipe industry continued to grow at a snail’s pace. Lal Baba Seamless Tubes Pvt. Ltd. (A group company of Lalbaba Engineering) is one of the leading manufacturers of Cold Drawn Seamless Tubes and Pipes with an installed output capacity of 36000 Metric Tons per annum.
The company started its commercial production in the year 2010. Mr. Nikunj Dhanuka, the COO of the company says “We are committed in entirety to the rolling out of pipes that conform precisely to all internationally set norms of perfection, with a coherent focus on quality. Adding to that, the company prides its versatility and guarantees the production of pipes to suit individual customer’s explicit needs.
All products manufactured at Lal Baba Seamless Tubes undergo unfaltering inspection at various levels, commencing with the foremost step, to the final dispatch. To ascertain that only the best products reach the clients, Third Party Inspections by BV, SGS, RITES, LLOYDS, etc. are also done regularly as per customer‘s direction.” The company, apart from having a firm quality control system in place, also pays strict attention to the timely delivery of its products.
Company’s position in the industry
Products of Lal Baba Seamless Tubes are used in several significant industries such as earth moving equipment, farm equipment, commercial vehicles, railways, oil and gas, and mining, among others. To ensure a rich portfolio along with the products’ quality the company has invested significantly in a 700,000 square feet plant, with state-of-the-art machinery.
The company aims toward providing high-quality products that combine performance with value pricing while establishing a successful relationship with the customers and suppliers. Mr. Nikunj states that “for making our products fully compliant with the requirement of the customer we work very closely with them at their locations. This way we often exceed customers’ expectations of a functional ‘serviceable product.”
“Our company management has a very forward-looking approach towards staff re-skilling and retraining, with specific learning program covering a variety of competencies.” Nikunj adds.
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Lal Baba Seamless Tubes is proud of the fact that for the last 5 years, it has developed its own segment /niche in the market of Seamless Pipes, and today is a leading player in this segment. Nikunj states that the company’s vision is “to become a global seamless tubes & pipes manufacturing company that is the first choice of the supplier, customer, and employer/employees (of choice), superior to what they expect consistently/consistent with (within) the industries it serves and the community it resides in.”
What makes Lal Baba Seamless Tubes different
Nikunj says “We, at Lal Baba Seamless Tubes Pvt. Ltd. is committed to achieving a reputation for quality seamless tubes at a competitive price by introducing the latest technologies, deploying trained personnel along with adequate resources in all respect, and simultaneously striving for continual improvement. We are also committed to fulfilling the need and expectation of the customers through active participation at all levels as well as of the employees and fostering a spirit of pride amongst them.”
He claims that we try to provide the best service and quality at a price that is globally compatible.” Lal Baba Seamless Tubes does not only focus on the product quality but also-pays equal importance to the service quality. In simpler words, the company ensures that the entire service-cycle is of genuine quality.