"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.
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.
On the company's growth strategy: Our core competency is to undertake complex engineering projects with latest and improved modern methods and undertake projects which stand as iconic structures for times to come.
On innovation: We have an all rounded innovative design and engineering approach for our projects with a special focus on safety and systems.
On the kind of differentiator the company has been: From the legacy of Gateway of India, we continue to create iconic structures like Signature Bridge in Delhi, ISCON Temple in West Bengal, crucial bridges for connectivity like recently completed bridge over river Kosi in the flood prone region of Bihar and bridge over river Godavari in Rajahmundry.
On the criticality of HR: We have a department for HR and training.We have an in-house training center in Mysore for semi-skilled workers, and in Bengaluru for officers.
Gammon's USP as an EPC contractor:We are geographically well positioned with our pan-India presence. Also we are operating in all sectors of infrastructure and development.
Vision statement: To design, build and service physical infrastructure for improved living, enhanced work environment and swift transportation.
1. Project: Gorakhpur Bypass Project on NH-28 in the State of Bihar
Details: 32.14 km with major and minor bridges Value: Rs 550 crore Completion: February 2012
2. Project: A major bridge over river Kosi, NH-57 in Bihar.
Details: 1.878 km bridge with approach road, guide bund and afflux bund Value: Rs 418 crore Completion: February 2012
3. Project: Highway of Vadape to Gonde section of NH-3 in Maharashtra.
Details: 99.50 km with major and minor bridges and road over bridges Value: Rs 651 crore Completion: June 2012
4. Project: Rampur hydro electric project
Value: Rs 950 crore Completion: September 2013
Some ongoing projects
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 (FY 2013-2012) and Rs 5,473.23 crore (FY 2012-11) 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