After revolutionizing India’s steel buildings manufacturing market with the introduction of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings (PEB), Kirby Building Systems sets its eyes on furthering the industry as it expands toward a third India-based facility in Gujarat. The global steel building powerhouse, part of Kuwait’s Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the Middle East, broke ground on its new 114,000 m2 facility on 22 October 2021, with operations commencing by October 2022.
Kirby India already operates in Hyderabad and Haridwar with an extensive PEB manufacturing capacity that supplies to the Indian market. With the new Gujarat facility soon to be added to Kirby’s arsenal, the company aims to revitalize the local economy with hundreds of new jobs, as well as plans to double the employment capacity in near future. Alongside this economic stimulus, Kirby India’s manufacturing will boast a higher metric tonnage (MT) among its trio of facilities, rising from 200,000 MT to 300,000 MT per year.
“We are proud to announce a third addition to our Kirby India fleet in Gujarat,” said D Raju, MD – Kirby India and Head of Kirby International. He also expressed his gratitude to the authorities of Gujarat, adding “Our expansion in Western India reflects our commitment to maintain our innovative spirit in the PEB industry, while ensuring we meet the needs of our customers and energize our immediate economy with jobs and services alike.”
Over the last four decades, Kirby grew into a global steel buildings giant with over 35,000 buildings constructed in India alone.
The new entry to Gujarat marks the expansion of India’s western region for Kirby, as it allows the company to become closer to its customers in the area.
“In a short time, we established a global standard in the market with pre-engineered buildings,” D Raju said of Kirby’s innovative journey. “With this new facility, we will continue to raise our standards and drive the industry forward.”
Kirby has a strong focus on environment and continues to support green buildings through its PEB technology. Like a true leader, Kirby is constantly setting new standards in the PEB industry and has successfully evolved from a manufacturer of PEB into a total building solutions provider.