"Our core competency is to undertake complex engineering projects with the latest and improved modern methods and to undertake projects which stand as iconic structures for times to come."- Abhijit Rajan, Chairman & Managing Director
Nudging close to a century of its formidable presence in the development sector, Gammon India is amongst the largest physical infrastructure construction companies in the country with its imprint across all sectors of civil engineering, design and construction. The engineering and construction major with solid experience and a proven strength on delivery norms across its complete spectrum of services has been undertaking and executing the toughest engineering and construction projects. Its track record spans significant landmark projects built over several decades including the iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai for which, it successfully did the piling and civil foundation work as its maiden project way back in 1919.
The company has made concrete contributions by designing and constructing bridges - it arguably can lay claim to having built the most number of them in the entire Commonwealth - ports, India's first indigenously designed fast breeder reactor, dams, high-rise structures, international airports, cross country water, oil and gas pipelines, highways, chemical and fertiliser complexes and environmental structures. It has diversified into areas including infrastructure management, transmission lines and power sector.
All of this has been accomplished by fusing great engineering knowledge with groundbreaking skills, and harnessing men and materials across diverse projects. Gammon's insatiable quest has led the company to pioneer many innovations including reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, long span bridges, underwater concreting, thin shell structures, non-shrinking concrete and aluminum trusses for launching precast and pre-stressed beams.
Understandably, such achievements lead Abhijit Rajan, Chairman and Managing Director, Gammon India, to say, "We believe in giving back to the world more than we have taken from it."
Currently, Gammon India has a strong talent base of over 3,350 employees on its own rolls apart from 5,500 officers and staff working under its aegis at various project sites. It further engages more than 200,000 labour or staff on daily wage basis. The company, which traditionally operates in the construction and engineering space, also forayed into the real estate sector in 2012-13. It is also present in the area of renewables, more specifically in the windmill sector.
Year of establishment: 1922 Top management: Abhijit Rajan, Chairman and Managing Director; Executive Directors: Himanshu Parikh, Rajul A Bhansali, Digambar C Bagde, Chayan Bhattacharjee, Ajit Desai, Mohan Jatkar No. of employees: 3,000 plus on payroll Centres of operation: India, Bhutan, Nepal, Italy, Albania, Algeria, Libya, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Oman, UAE, Iraq, Ecuador Ongoing projects with project value: 110 projects worth approximately Rs 170,000 crore Turnover: Rs 5,100.25 crore (FY2013-2012) and Rs 5,473.23 crore (FY2012-11) Current order book: Rs 17,000 crore Range of projects handled: Transportation, power projects, transmission and distribution, pipe lines, structures, irrigation, ground engineering and water supply Landmark projects: Gorakhpur Bypass Project on NH-28 in the State of Bihar; A major bridge over river Kosi, NH-57 in Bihar; Highway of Vadape to Gonde section of NH-3 in Maharashtra; Rampur hydro electric project