Vishal Pipes Limited is among the top tube and pipe manufacturers in India. The company has contributed to various key infrastructural projects in India. Riding on its rich 355-year experience, the company is now targeting INR 2,000 crore turnover with 36,000 MTPA production capacity, and expansion of its global footprint. Mr. Sahil Agarwal, President of Vishal Pipes Limited, had a conversation with Tube & Pipe India during the Tube & Pipe Fair, held in New Delhi. During the highly interactive session, Mr. Agarwal indulged us with his experience at the show, and the company’s plans for the future.
Tube & Pipe India: Elaborate on the theme and highlight of your exhibit at Tube & Pipe Fair 2023.
Sahil Agarwal: Our major theme for the TPF 2023 exhibition was the MS pipes, GI pipes and painted pipes, etc. We are exhibiting mostly tubes that we are manufacturing in polymer or steel, either the powder-coated tubes or gas tubes. Gas tubes are essential commodities because gas, energy, water, and everything travel through tubes. So the major focus is to give the best quality of tubes in India and overseas markets. Quality is our main motto. We have to deliver quality products at very good prices. We source our raw materials from SAIL, and Tata, and for polymers, we source our raw materials from Reliance, Borouge, and Japanese/Korean materials. So we are buying and making our product more quality conscious and more price reasonable.
TPI: Please tell us in brief about your company’s journey and product and service portfolio.
SA: Vishal Pipes Limited was incorporated in 1988. We are headquartered in New Delhi, with integrated manufacturing units spread over 1,50,000 square meters at Sikandrabad in Greater Noida (Part-II), Uttar Pradesh. The units are certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, and CE and UL; and equipped with state-of-art plant and machinery, quality control lab and equipment, PLC-controlled CNC machines, four galvanization baths, powder coating, surface preparation and painting facilities. We have been in the market since 1985 and work in India as well as abroad. We are a leading manufacturer of steel pipes and tubes, steel poles, steel structures (medium to heavy fabrication), polymer pipes – UPVC, CPVC, HDPE, and MDPE pipes, and LED lights. Within India, we have a strong presence and have expanded globally too.
TPI: Can you shed some light on your market footprint, major clientele, and projects?
SA: It has been a 35-year journey, so if you see the market share, we are everywhere, either with the government projects. Our major clientele includes L&T, Siemens, GAIL, Sandstrom, Ashoka Buildcon, ONGC, IGL, etc. We have supplied for major projects in India’s infrastructural development, from roads to highways or gas, and waterline transportation, etc. We are also working with the central government under many schemes like the Jal Jeevan Mission, where we have supplied a major chunk of pipes for water supply. We are also supplying pipes for gas transportation, and are working with many gas companies like Adani gas, IGL, ONGC, BPCL, HPCL, etc.
TPI: What is the response and benefits you expect to reap from this international trade show?
SA: The industry’s future is very good, and everyone is going towards a green and sustainable future. Steel is one of the factors where we can help in achieving zero carbon emissions because many sections are coming up in steel, which is replacing many wooden structures or concrete structures. So the future is very good and growth has been exponential in the past 5 years. The steel industry has grown too much.
TPI: What are your vision and plans for the future?
SA: In the last year we closed at approx INR 1,500 crore turnover, and we are trying to close around INR 2,000 crore and expand our overseas footprint, like in the UAE, Europe, Middle East, US, UK, etc. So, we are trying to expand our footprint all over the world. We are trying to add more plants and increase our production capacity from 2,50,000 metric tons to 3,60,000 metric tons.
TPI: How has been your experience at TPF 2023?
SA: Our overall experience at TPF 2023 was really good, especially domestically. Our clients come from different states, be it Rajasthan, Bihar, and other states of India as well. It is a very good platform for networking in the tube industry because in this industry I have not seen such exhibitions being organized in India. We have achieved good clientele here domestically.