Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based NCL Industries has started commercial production of premium doors under the brand Duradoor. The plant is at Malkapur near Chottuppal on the city outskirts.
The plant is built in technical collaboration with AGT, Turkey, a key player in the wood industry with diverse portfolio of products including doors, profiles, flooring baseboards.
Speaking on the occasion, K Ravi, Managing Director of NCL Industries, said the manufacturing unit is spread across two lakh sqft and has a capacity to make 1,000 doors in a single shift. It has seen an investment of Rs 50 crore and is the largest doors manufacturing unit in India.
“Duradoor from NCL Industries is coming to the market with a strategy to meet the rising consumer demand for door solutions in the housing and
Commercial buildings materials market,” said Ravi adding that it is hoping to have a double digit growth in the segment in the next few years.
The door and window sector is about Rs 15,000 crore in India, he said.
The Duradoor doors will be pre-treated to withstand moisture, chemicals, and termites that affect the overall life of doors. They will have a life-time warranty. In terms of variety, Duradoor will offer more than 7,000 choices and offers a one-stop solutions for apartments, houses, villas, hospitals, hotels and commercial buildings. They will be available in Signature, Natura, Soft Touch and Fire Resistant series and the price will range from Rs 15,000 to 20,000. This includes shutter, architrave, frame and hardware. They will be installed by trained teams.
NCL offerings include cement, cement bonded particle boards, ready mix concrete, spray plasters and paints, AAC blocks, colour coated steel profiles for doors and windows and uPVC windows.
Ravi said the company board has approved a proposal to invest about Rs 80-90 crore for converting waste heat energy in to electricity. This will generate about 8 MW and will result a savings of Rs 25 crore per annum. It is now currently paying power bills to the tune of about Rs 10 crore a month. It now has cement manufacturing capacity of 2.7 million tonne per annum. NCL Industries has been growing at 17 per cent on a year-on-year basis and expects a turnover of about Rs 1,450 crore in the current financial year.
Kurtulus Topaloglu, Director- Technical Operations of AGT and NCL Doors Division President and CEO Vivek Gudena were also present at the announcement.