Excerpts of the interview with Mr. Vinod Kumar Agarwal, MD of G R Infra on success factors in their prestigious projects.
Please tell us something about your company.
In the last 12 years itself, we have executed over 100 projects. We have, since inception, focused on the roads in the EPC sector, which has given us a distinct advantage of mitigating risks associated with the dynamics of the road construction sector, while simultaneously establishing our credentials as an EPC player capable of implementing a variety of complex road construction projects.
What are the recent and ongoing projects at GR Infra?
Our ongoing projects comprise of 23 road EPC projects across India. We have, in the past, executed projects in Jharkhand and Meghalaya, providing us with an experience of executing projects across diverse geographic locations in India.
Among the ongoing projects, which all do you consider to be the prestigious and successful?
We consider the 6-laning of Handia-Varanasi section of NH-2 in State of Uttar Pradesh under NHDP Phase-V on Hybrid Annuity Mode to be a significant and prestigious project, because this is the Highest Single Value Contract with contract value of Rs. 2447.00 crore and 1st year O&M cost of Rs. 19.87 crore.
The other project that is of significance is the four laning of Gundugolanu-Devarapalli-Kovvuru section of NH-16 in the State of Andhra Pradesh, under Bharatmala Pariyojana on Hybrid Annuity mode with a contract value of Rs. 1827.00 crore, because this project has opened doors for us in Andhra Pradesh.
What according to you are the key success factors for these two projects?
We want to attribute our success of these two projects to our supplier partners and more particularly Amman India. One of
Excellent teamwork, pro-active approach and customer centricity of Ammann team members plays a significant role in seamless execution of these two projects in Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Can you please give us more specific inputs on the support from Ammann India, which you say has been instrumental to your success at your prestigious projects?
It will not be out of place to call out the helping attitude of Ammann India people. As you may know, people make all the difference. To give you more specifics, let me list some of the outstanding work of Ammann India team that enabled seamless performance of our equipment.
- The Ammann customer support team has been very cordial and co-operative in extending on-site parts support.
- Ammann India deployed trained operators and technicians at site, which helped us significantly in becoming productive, instantly.
- Ammann Engineers have been monitoring the condition of plants on regular basis.
- The plants were maintained pro-actively, and ensured zero breakdowns.
- The best part is, the maintenance routines were scheduled by Ammann India in such a way, that our productive hours were not impacted at all.
The suggestions given by Ammann India towards pro-active maintenance were very helpful and gave our team a new perspective on how to achieve more with Ammann products.
That sounds great. Please tell us about the Amman India products that you used for your prestigious and successful projects?
Ammann India supplied us two plants – ABA 260 and ABA 180, and these plants are deployed in both of our prestigious projects. We wish to place on record, these plants functioned seamlessly and backed by their excellent after sales support, enabled seamless implementation of these projects.
Ammann India offers wide range of products for road constructions. Having used Amman India plants for our prestigious projects, we now have full confidence on their product range.
We have plans to purchase more plants from Amman India for our other projects as well.
Thank you, sir, for your time. Your inputs will be of great value to our readers. We wish you greater successes in the future.
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