“Ferro Industries, an ISO certified and leading manufacturer of Roll forming machines to date has successfully installed around 50 Roll forming machines both within and outside the country. The industry has huge potential as demand is growing by the day. As per the trends only new industrial sheds use the color coated sheets, but time will come when people will start taking off their old asbestos sheets and replace them with our beautiful color coated sheets. So a new market is waiting to be explored. We are carrying out expansions and have many concrete ideas. Very shortly, we are going to launch roll forming machine for rolling Down take pipes,” says Mr. Yatendra Sharama, Director, Ferro Industries in an interview with Maria R.
Could you please tell us about the Ferro Industries and its products range? Also elaborate on its manufacturing facilities and global operations?
Ferro Industries was started in 2000 with manufacturing machines for Flat Steel processing Industries. These machines were Slitting Lines, Cut To length Lines and Roll forming machines for making various Steel profiles to be used in Building construction, Industrial Storage and Automobile Industries. After Successfully installing substantial number of machines in India and abroad our focus is now making machines only for Building Construction / PEB Industry which can produce Roofing sheets which are environment-friendly and helps in maintaining natural balance. We at Ferro Industries make machines/Roll Forming machines for manufacturing Colour Coated profiled roofing sheets, Metal Floor Decking Sheets and for ‘C’ & ‘Z’ Purlins, Automatic Hydraulic Crimping machines for making North Light Curves, Arches, and Profiled Ridge Caps.
At Ferro Industries we also make Hydraulic Bending machine for manufacturing ‘L’ flashings, Gutters, Down take pipes and Plane Ridge Caps. All these products are green and nature friendly.
Our machinery parts are made by using high quality raw material and processed through strict quality control systems. We make sure that each and every machines is thouroughly tested and trialed in our factory before dispatch.
We have exported our machines to Kazakhastan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE, U.K., Malawi ( South Central Africa).
How over the years, the company is serving the roofing and construction industry? What are your complete roll forming lines? Also tell us what are the application areas where products manufactured by your machines are used?
Ferro Industries as on today have successfully installed around 50 Roll forming machines in various parts of India and abroad. Today Ferro Industries is the leading manufacturer of Roll forming machines for Roofing Sheets in India. Our roll forming machines are fully automatic machines which works through PLC controlled systems.
Our roll forming machines can make sections / profiles out of Aluminium or Mild Steel- Colour coated Galvanized or Galvalume sheets. Hardness of these sheets can vary from 240 MPa to 650 Mpa. These sections can be used in Building industries, Industrial Sheds, Industrial Storage, Highway Guard rails, and Automobile industries.
What is the quality control system placed in your company to manufacture the roll forming machines?
Our company is ISO certified company, so all the stages of manufacturing machines like heat treatment, surface treatment and finishing are monitored strictly. All the parts are manufactured as per latest designs and manufacturing system available.
How are your products competitively positioned in terms of its quality and price?
As we are the only leading manufacturer of Roll forming machine for Roofing Sheets in India, we do not face much completion within India, our competition comes from China, that too only in terms of Price.
But by simplifying our manufacturing process and by increasing the number of machines that we produce we have been able to bring down the price of our machines. Now our prices are almost at par with Chinese machines.
What are the sales support and installation services offered by Ferro Industries? Who are your important clientele?
We have team of qualified technicians who have with them the experience of having installed more than fifty roll forming machines so far. Our team looks after the commissioning of machines and then training of Clients staff to run and maintain the machines. Our clients vary from Traders or contractors who wish to own their own profiling machines.
How do you see the potential of the Indian market in context of your business in the next two-three years? How would you sum up the future of the Roofing & construction Industry and your company?
There is lot of growth happening in this industry, the demand is growing day by day. The key to success would be to keep improvising, investing in Research and development. Keeping your eyes open to see what is happening in the developed country and what technology can be adopted usefully by us. There is lot of scope and work to do in roofing industry. As per our thinking now a days only new industrial sheds use the colour coated sheets, time will come when people will start taking off there old asbestos sheets and replace them our beautiful colour coated sheets.
So a new market is waiting to be explored.
Is there any expansion programme in terms of products range the company planning to launch in the near future?
There are concrete and some vague ideas awaiting to take shape. We are very shortly going to launch roll forming machine for rolling Down take pipes.