KIRBY Spearheading the PEB Era

Kirby Building Systems, an affiliate of Kuwait based Alghanim Industries, is one of the largest PEB producers in the world. With its vast experience of 35,000 customers around the globe since 1976, the company has 5 plants across the world with annual capacities of 400,000 MT. Kirby Building Systems started the revolution in the construction industry with the introduction of PEB concept in India in 1999. With a rapid growth in just few years of its inception in India, PEB is revolutionizing the construction industry and Kirby is leading this revolution form the front with its constant innovation in products and applications.

Kirby India has served over 3,500 customers with more than 10,000 buildings spread over an area of 15 million sqm since it started its operations in 1999. Its state-of-the-art PEB facilities are situated at Hyderabad and Haridwar. With this combined capacity of 200,000 MT in India, Kirby India is the market leader in the PEB industry with a market share of over 35%.

The company uses specifically developed software packages for design and detailing of PEB structures, in addition to the standard packages. This proprietary software ensures that the designing & detailing activity is totally computerized and customers can get an accurate & speedy response. Kirby's steel buildings are customized to meet the unique demands of the customers. They are designed to render speed in delivery and erection, overall savings on the project cost, hassle-free single source of supply, flexibility in expansion, and resistance against the severest combinations of wind and seismic loads.

Kirby India has developed a huge network of over 100 builders across the country to cater to the erection requirements of its buildings anywhere in India. All these builders are trained and certified by Kirby India to meet the company's international standards in erection procedures. This facilitates fast, easy and economical installation of buildings with varied complexities under any site conditions.

KIRBY Spearheading the PEB Era

Additions of new products backed by its intense research and development activities gel well with its motto to create even better solutions for the Indian market, Kirby India introduced Standing Seam Roofing system, named as KSS-600 in India. KSS-600 with double lock standing seam ends, eliminates the risk of roof leakage at fasteners and side and end laps due to the concealed fastening system and provides excellent protection in all weather conditions. The company is the first PEB manufacturer in India to achieve FM Global accreditation for its Standing Seam Roofing System (KSS 600). Similarly, it has setup the production of Heavy Duty Industrial racking to complement its offering to the warehousing segment.

Over the years, Kirby India has evolved from a mere manufacturer of PEB to a total solution provider for customer needs. Like a true leader, it has constantly tried to set new standards in the PEB industry. The company has demonstrated its capability to design and manufacture complex & heavy structures. The company in the past few years has executed mega projects in the Automobile, Shipyard, General Engineering, Infrastructure, Logistics, and various other sectors. It has also successfully ventured into many unexplored territories like Power Plant Structures, Bridge Girders and Shipyard structures and became the role model for other PEB players by making inroads into these areas and laying the foundation for similar type of projects in near future.

MGS Architecture May - June 2011