India's Most Admired Companies"We will work towards maximising resource utilisation, enhancing scientific project bidding, increasing project execution and aggressively bagging new projects."- AAV Ranga Raju, Managing DirectorWhen the going gets tough, the tough gets going. It's a fact that Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC), having traced a journey of excellence since its inception, knows only too well. Dr AVS Raju, whose vision, principles and values have held the company in good stead, founded the company in 1978. Having moved to Hyderabad to make his career, he has since contributed to the state's development via industry, infrastructure, agriculture and power. And today, NCC Ltd is a billion dollar company, led by Managing Director AAV Ranga Raju who visualises infrastructure as the future growth engine for any developing nation. Under his leadership, the company's business has diversified incalculably, establishing 11 divisions, namely, building and housing, transportation, water and environment, electrical, power, irrigation, metals, oil and gas, mining, railways and international. NCC also has two subsidiaries: NCC Infra and NCC Urban."FY2011-12 was a difficult year for construction companies, coupled with deterioration in the working capital cycle due to delay in payment by various clients. Also, corruption charges at various levels and scams had an adverse impact on the macro-environment," says Ranga Raju. "But, our growth has been driven by constant emphasis on training and innovation, where employees are motivated to seek and be attuned with the latest in construction technology."Vision statement..."To be a world-class construction and infrastructure enterprise committed to quality, timely completion, customer satisfaction, continuous learning and enhancement of stakeholders' value."Year of establishment: 1978Top management: AAV Ranga Raju, Managing Director; AGK Raju, Executive Director; ASN Raju, Whole Time Director; AVN Raju, Whole Time Director; NR Alluri, Director; JV Ranga Raju, Whole Time DirectorNo. of employees: 5,337 (as on March 31, 2012)Centre(s) of operation: India: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai and Ranchi; International: Muscat, Oman; Dubai, UAETurnover: Rs 6,668.6 crore (on consolidated basis, as on March 31, 2012)Current year order book position: Rs 20,196 crore (as on March 31, 2012)Biggest project undertaken: Al Batinah Coastal Road, Sultanate of Oman: Rs 18,065 millionRange of projects handled: EPC works for roads, railways, irrigation, electrical, water and environment, metals, mining, buildings and housing and oil and gas sectors along with BOT projects in the road and power sectors.Accolades and awards received• Awarded 'Outstanding Concrete Structure of the Year' in 2002 and 2003 by Indian Concrete Institute.• The only Indian construction company hailed as 'Best Under a Billion' in Asia Pacific by Forbes Asia in 2005. • Ranked as one of the 'Fastest Growing Construction Companies' in India by CONSTRUCTION WORLD-NICMAR • Ranked as the 'Second Largest Construction Company' in terms of turnover for the year 2006-07 by CONSTRUCTION WORLD-NICMAR. • Has been listed amongst 'India's 10 Most Admired Companies' by CONSTRUCTION WORLD.