The market for investment castings has been evolving, presenting various opportunities for growth. Likewise, Shilpan Steelcast, headquartered in Gujarat, is manufacturing investment castings by the lost wax method and is able to supply components in various conditions like raw, finished, assembled, or as per customer’s demand. "When customers come to us with product offerings, we can provide enhanced services, not only by supplying the product but also by collaborating to improve its design and overall quality," stated Pranav Rojivadiya, Director at Shilpan Steelcast.
Alongside, Shilpan has made a name for itself by meeting the needs of a wide variety of industries with castings that are both standard and tailored to those industries' specifications. Pranav elaborates, “We stand out from the competition because of our expertise and our capacity to manage intricate projects. Customers have faith in us because we have proven ourselves capable of handling complex tasks. Despite setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have kept moving forward with a focus on achieving high-quality standards at every stage. And that’s why, Shilpan’s shipment crossed $17 million with a growth rate of over 50 percent which has been sustained for the last few years.”
Recognizing Customer Needs & Meeting Market Obstacles
Shilpan Steelcast understands the significance of defining its value proposition in order to strengthen its position in the market and therefore
it has incorporated advanced technology such as HMI, Robotics, and more, on key operations to gain a technological edge. Removing obstacles and making life easier for customers is the top priority for them. That’s why even when competition from emerging markets, such as China and Vietnam, is a major threat. Shilpan stands out from the competition thanks to its exceptional capabilities, capacity, and adaptability in meeting customers' needs. Their method for engaging clients includes learning about their specific needs, delivering the documentation they request, and learning about how their products work. In order to create comprehensive requirements and distribution plans, they work closely with customers.
Their inspection procedures are customized for each client, guaranteeing that the delivered product will satisfy all expectations. Shilpan's goal is to foster cordial and long-lasting partnerships with its patrons by providing them with ongoing assistance and advice. Furthermore, Shilpan will expand its capacity & capability by adding a new facility in 2024 for casting as well as machining and will take its services beyond investment casting. The company will add value by providing turnkey solutions, such as forging, shell molding, GDC, and MIM processes for its clients.
Shilpan Steelcast understands the significance of defining its value proposition in order to strengthen its position in the market
“Shilpan's aim is to provide a complete solution that meets the unique requirements of each customer by getting closer to them and integrating their services. Our operations are guided by the principles of maintaining ethical practices, transparency, and the highest quality standards. Shiplan has a special team to make sure everything they make is perfect and up to the standards their client's demand. We also sponsor and participate in plantation initiatives as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts and installed a solar plant of capacity 8MW as a contribution to the green earth initiative”, asserted Pranav.
Hence, with such great services, Shiplan's expansion plans focus on two main areas. The company's main goal is to scale up its machining capabilities by building a future-proof machining facility. Second, they hope to expand their product line by incorporating other processes. These expansion efforts will allow them to serve a larger target market and attract more customers. In conclusion, Shilpan strives to be the top provider of high-quality investment castings by understanding client needs, overcoming industry challenges, maintaining ethical practices, and focusing on continuous improvement.