India's Most Admired Companies"This year, we will concentrate on high engineering projects and projects of a sizable nature where we can add value." - Abhijit Rajan, Chairman and Managing DirectorWell-hedged could well describe this construction conglomerate's strategy. With its fingers in many aspects of the Indian infrastructure pie, Gammon India's diverse project portfolio has shielded it from the problems associated with the policy paralysis that the construction industry faced last year. Abhijit Rajan, Chairman and Managing Director, Gammon India Ltd, says, "At any given point in time, we have projects spread across the country being built for the Central and state governments and even private companies in several sectors. Hence, if any sector is facing a slowdown, the company remains unaffected."Gammon India is one of the largest infrastructure construction conglomerates in India today and is rated as amongst the top two to three companies in the country. And, its commitment to training has held it in good stead. "Our employees have been trained in several programmes including those in safety, corporate and construction management training," says Rajan. Over the past two years, the company has introduced more than 100 training programmes, either in-house or in collaboration with prominent institutes like Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; SP Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai, as well as more than 10 grainy programmes. Apart from this, the company believes that it is synonymous with engineering in construction, which is its USP. Its pioneering efforts in introducing precast concrete piling in its very first venture – the Gateway of India, Mumbai, way back in 1919 – and the use of precast girders in flyovers and bridges, are ample testimony to this.Vision statement..."To lead the country through global knowledge and local expertise; to complete projects of the highest quality on time and within budget."Year of establishment: 1922Top management: Abhijit Rajan, Chairman & Managing Director; Kshitiz Bhasker, Head-Business DevelopmentNo. of employees: 5,200Centre(s) of operation: Pan India and around 40 countries across the worldTurnover: Rs 7,000 crore (unaudited as on FY12)Current year order book position: Rs 14,000 croreBiggest project undertaken: Boiler package in Abukeer, Egypt (`1,500 crore, approx)Range of projects handled: Transportation: roads, railways, metro rails, airports; Energy: Hydro power, thermal, nuclear, unconventional, clean energy; Environmental engineering: water?and waste management and treatment; Industrial structures; Pipeline works: water and product pipelines; Buildings and utility structures; and projects on PPP/BOT basis.Accolades and awards received• Awarded for developing and implementing an effective management system and procedure and achieving good performance in occupational safety for an ongoing site in Bengaluru by the National Safety Council.• Ranked as one of 'India's?10 Most Admired Companies' by Construction World• Received certificates for 'Excellence in Safety', 'Longest Accident Free Period', etc, from clients like Bhavini, Siemens Ltd, Jindal Steel, Jindal Power, SEPCO National Highways, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd-Kaiga 3&4, Bhavini Kalpakkam Project, Godrej Properties Ltd, Pebble Bay Developers, Mott-Mac Donald.