“We have four major divisions within Neptune: our Building Material and Construction Technology Division focuses on building construction materials. We are a leader in fly ash brick plants, concrete block and paver manufacturing plant, CSE brick plants, red clay brick making machines as well as dry mix mortar plants. Our Mega Series plants can produce from 50,000 to 3,00,000 bricks per day with complete automation for raw material handling, batching, pressing, green product handling with stacker/finger car automation. We have also innovated processes for artificial sand, green sand and artificial aggregates making plants. We have developed various technologies with technical collaboration from our Italian partner Frima,” inform R.V. Panchal, CMD & Soham Panchal, Director Operations.
Neptune’s smart automated plants feature PLC and SCADA based systems, software from Siemens and other European entities, and the company’s own hardware. “All these advanced technical features ensure functional reliability of our plants along with a lower operating cost for delivering the rated output,” he adds.
Neptune Industries has plans to develop new building materials like artificial sand, green sand, and artificial aggregate made from fly ash. “Our R&D team is continually working towards finding better and greener product solutions, and how to utilize wastage. So far, we have cracked green sand, artificial aggregate, and we are executing one of the biggest projects with NTPC for making aggregate from fly ash. Another of our innovations is our fly ash to sand plant. Our aim is to bring more value to our customers by developing innovative products and leveraging technology and manufacturing competencies,” says Panchal.
“During our 30 years of association with our customers, we have come to understand their project requirements and can make customized solutions that fit their present and future needs. We help set up their plants and ensure that they keep running smoothly without any glitch. Our manufacturing plant is located in Mehsana, which is 60 kms away from Ahmedabad, and our products are supported by experienced after sales and service teams that are present across India,” he informs.
Observes Panchal, “Business is transforming from small and medium-scale plants to bigger plants with bigger capacity. This indicates the development of the country. In fact, the future of the Indian construction equipment industry is bright with real estate and infrastructure sectors booming. Also, the government’s investment in infrastructure is impacting the industry’s growth very positively. However, the biggest threat to the industry is the scarcity of skilled people. The government must focus on this issue and provide training to the workforces.”