K.D. Industries Inc. is one of the leading manufacturers of carbon steel ERW pipes and tubes in the UAE. The company’s close proximity to the port ensures prompt imports of raw materials to its facility, as well as delivery of finished goods to its clients. K.D Industries uses the latest technology and equipment, to ensure 100 percent customer satisfaction.
“We do various types of value-added processes for the tubes such as threading, coupling, and grooving and perform various types of in-house tests to comply with various specifications and certifications such as UL, FM, and NSF.”
In a conversation with Tube & Pipe India, Mr. Kunal Dayal Shevakramani, Managing Director, K.D. Industries Inc., talks about the product range, manufacturing capacities, the future plans, and shares his outlook on the industry.
Tube & Pipe India: Please tell us about your company.
Kunal Dayal Shevakramani: K.D. Industries is based in Dubai, UAE. Established in the year 2000, we manufacture ERW pipes in various sizes and finishes including black, galvanised, painted, powder coated and so on and so forth. We supply to customers all over the globe, mainly in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand besides our domestic market, UAE, and its neighbouring countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. We have an annual production capacity of over 50,000 tonnes.
TPI: Elaborate on your manufacturing capabilities.
KDS: Split into two facilities, K.D Industries covers a total area of about 60,000 square meters and employs 157 people. We do various types of value-added processes for the tubes such as threading, coupling, and grooving and perform various types of in-house tests to comply with various specifications and certifications such as UL, FM, and NSF. We are CE certified for the European market and have a very strong presence in the sprinkler industry. We are approved in various countries by civil defence authorities.
TPI: Tell us more about your product range along with the key applications and strengths.
KDS: Our product ranges from 0.5 inches to 6 inches. We comply with European standards as well as American standards. In American standards, we can offer pipes from schedule 10 to schedule 80. In EN standards, we can supply extra light to heavy pipes. Quality products and fast turnaround time are our strengths. The products can be used in various applications like boring, fencing, furniture, scaffolding, mechanical fabrication, oil & gas, sprinkler, irrigation, water supply, and low-pressure gas systems.
TPI: What are your future plans?
KDS: We got our FM Approval last year. In the future, we plan to attain API certification. Simultaneously, we have plans to increase not only our capacity but also, introduce more products in terms of size and specifications.
Additional capacity would be in line with welded pipes, but, adhering to various sizes and finishes, complying with various specifications. We plan to finalise everything this year and hopefully have it executed by next year.
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TPI: Share your outlook on the tube and pipe sector.
KDS: Steel prices are near the bottom. I don’t think we should expect any further correction after July other than a major event. The second half of this year seems more promising.
We, at K.D. Industries Inc., believe that quality always comes first, and will continue to make every effort to ensure that our products measure up to the strictest standards.