|Mr. Mithilesh Kumar
Layher Scaffolding Systems Pvt Ltd
Layher is the world’s biggest manufacturer of scaffolding systems. We offer a comprehensive range of scaffolding systems, protective systems and event systems, plus rolling towers and ladders. Mr. Mithilesh Kumar, Director, Layher Scaffolding Systems Pvt Ltd in conversation with CE&CR, talks about Layher’s products for the Indian market and the development of the Indian scaffolding industry.
Civil Engineering & Construction Review: What products and services is Layher Scaffolding offering in Indian Market?
Mithilesh Kumar: Quality made by Layher comes from Germany; right up until today, development, production, logistics and management are all in one place, where the conditions are best for achieving quality.
This brand promise made by Layher is the expression of a brand philosophy that we’ve been living by for over 75 years. More speed, more safety, more proximity, more simplicity and more future values are with which we strengthen our customers’ competitiveness in the long term. With our innovative systems and solutions, we’re working all the time on making scaffolding construction even simpler, even more economical and, above all, even safer. After sales, our technical team will support on site till completion of project. We are providing training and support to end users at sites till completion of the job. By reviewing a project at the end of each phase or stage of development, we can identify products or services that are unlikely to be successful before resources are wasted. If the product or service fails to meet established criteria, the project is ditched. If it meets them, resources sufficient to enable it to reach a next, predetermined, stage are allocated.
CE&CR: Every new product or service requires a dedicated development team to ensure is completed successfully. How is Layher managing this in the Indian market?
Mithilesh Kumar: In creating a team, there is a need to include people with a variety of skills. All team members should understand project objectives and be committed to complete successfully on or before time. Layher Scaffolding Systems try to meet client requirement on site with other activities depending on the work. For example, with creative ideas, a person may also need a technical expert – someone who can source product and services, and someone who understands the supply-chain difficulties could encounter. Layher has strong team strength to manage bigger project inside India.
Layher India has an effective teams working at the project site and providing the right solution on time, so that our business partner trusts to utilize our product and services for their projects. Layher has a mission to transform past experiences at the project site, which will help to minimize project cost and effective time.
Co-ordination with different department head, planning and implementation of right products and services as per priority and requirement also play a key role in the successful completion of a project.
CE&CR: How is Layher managing cost control for industrial projects?
Mithilesh Kumar: You must plan any investment carefully and should strictly control your costs. Strategic planning is important for industrial projects. By reviewing a project at the end of each phase or stage of construction/maintenance, identify products or services that are unlikely to be successful before resources are wasted. Control and identify ideal products and services for next stage of construction and maintenance. If the product or service fails to meet established criteria, the project is ditched. If it meets them, resources sufficient to enable it to reach a next, predetermined, stage are allocated.
Remember that your costs could include men, materials, technology, product design, market research, prototyping and incremental overhead costs.
CE&CR: What are the latest technological developments taking place in scaffolding systems?
Mithilesh Kumar: Layher is always focussed on product innovations and the improvement of existing parts.
THE VERSATILE SOLUTION: Layher Allround Scaffolding is the proven combination of positive and non-positive connections in rapid bolt-free system technology with AutoLock function, which permits connections that are automatically right-angled, obtuse-angled and acute-angled as required, with built-in safety at the same time. Layher Allround Scaffolding has become a synonym in the marketplace for modular scaffolding. This original system has been continually improved since it was launched in 1974 and offers an impressive variety of uses: at every construction site, in industry. Economical scaffolding systems that have been proven in practice are available with an extensive product range. We have cross-system combinations for versatile use. The various scaffolding systems of Layher Allround Scaffolding are approved with various general building authority approvals.