To ensure products stand up to repetitive use and suit design requirements of the contractors, based on construction requirements and site conditions, producers are strengthening their manufacturing, marketing and design support capabilities.
Indian aerial work platform rental company, mobile scaffolding manufacturer and distributor of truck mounted platforms Mtandt has entered into an exclusive distribution tie-up with Swedish Aardwolf Monzon in mid-2016 to promote its Aardolf Quickfit scaffolding solutions in the Indian market. It was launched during Bauma Conexpo India 2016. “The CE certified scaffolding solution based on ring lock system can fit into infinite combinations, making it convenient and time savings to install than conventional solutions. Being toolless, the scaffolding solutions are easy to assemble and disassemble. The aluminum product will be immune to corrosion, thereby delivering total life cycle costs to price sensitive Indian customers. We may look to manufacture the Quickfit solutions at our manufacturing facility at Ghaziabad,” says Rakesh Modi, managing director, Mtandt Group. Mtandt manufactures stairway way, aviation docking and cantilever design scaffolding at its facility at Ghaziabad in North India, near New Delhi, India’s capital state.
Mudit Raniwala, senior vice president at Technocraft Industries India, explains, “To meet the contractors’ demand, we source hot rolled coils, the raw materials for our scaffolding solutions, from primary Indian steel producers like JSW and Tata Steel. We roll out high precision tubes based on the requirements of size and thickness of the contractors. We have put up a state of the art automated welding plant to carry out seamless welding at our five plants in Mumbai.
“Our quality certifications include, welding certification as per EN 1090 from SLV Germany, welding standards as per AWS D1/D1.1M, Techlok System tested as per EN 12810/12811 at Oxford University, UK. We have got certifications on inward material testing, coils identified with heat, periodic calibration of gauges, testing of components and systems.”
“Based on German design, we have introduced Peri Rosset gravity lock scaffolding systems. The modular scaffolding solution does not require hammers for locking, causing less damage and abrasion to the scaffolding. For high rise projects, we have introduced hand rails and peripheral edge protection systems.”
Peri Rosset gravity lock scaffolding is being used at 64-storey Kolkata 42, the highest residential tower in West Bengal Eastern India. They are also being used by Siemens for the construction of Yamuna Vihar metro station in Delhi, and for Megna Ghat Power station in Bangladesh by Doosan and Skoda.