“Be part of the solution, not part of the pollution,” shared Satyen Patel.
The history of Sahyadri industries began in 1947, just when the country was putting a foot in the new era of independence, working toward nation-building, an ordinary man, Shri. L.B Patel from a humble background decided to transform the lives of common people by providing affordable building solutions. It was his vision and determination to touch every life that led to the foundation of Sahyadri Industries Ltd. The end of the 1984s saw the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Sahyadri Industries Ltd. In 1990, Patel Group, a renowned leader in automatic pre-polished mosaic tiles manufacturing, decided to venture out in cement roof sheets manufacturing which demanded huge investments. Hence, they planned to start with a plant capacity of 2000mt tonnes per month.
The bold decision with huge risk and steep learning curve led to its own challenges in the early phase and its repercussions were closely witnessed by Satyen V. Patel as a young family member. At that time, the flame to lead the same business successfully from the helm ignited in him. In 1998, Satyen Patel took charge of the roofing sheets manufacturing company and transitioned it into a well-diversified comprehensive solution provider in innovative building materials solutions. Discipline and clear vision as keystones, commitment for best delivery, and a keen understanding of the plight of the common man to build a home led to Satyen’s growth story for SIL.
For decades now, the ISO 9001, EMS 14001 & BS OHSAS 18001 Certified Sahyadri Industries Ltd. leads in the building and construction sector, with Satyen V. Patel as Managing Director and Mr T.R. Maheshwari (WTD, CEO, and CFO) at the helm, Sahyadri Industries Limited have units in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and recently announced in Orissa, is known name in India and slowly making its impact felt on the global markets in regions of Africa, UK and GCC. Satyen played a vital role to orchestrate the symphony transiting from a single product company to a multi-product company with multiple applications for each product. With constant innovation & strong vision, Sahyadri Industries Limited today encompasses a comprehensive range of products for interior and exterior building systems & roofing solutions. Some of the Unique Selling Propositions of this top brand includes the water repellent EcoPro Plus fibre cement board, rapid construction S3 Walls (Modular, Pre-Engineered Homes), and double-layer protection from leaking roofs offering Swastik Twinroof system.
The visionary took the product footprint beyond the markets of Maharashtra to Gujrat, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Orissa, Chattisgarh & Rajasthan. Followed by exponential production growth from 24000 mt pa to 600000 mt pa. As constant innovation & a clear vision to become an Indian Multinational further fortified the growth, catering to the ever-changing needs of customers in the modern world led to new products. Backed by a strong team, dedicated to working on the quest for new Eco-friendly and Green products using, SIL succeeded in identifying a range of environmentally friendly products.
“Recycle the present, save the future”-says Satyen Patel
Manufactured with premium-quality material of international standard using the latest technology and customer in mind, SWASTIK roofs, CEMPLY flat sheets, EcoPro Fibre Cement boards, speedy S3 Pre-Engineered Homes (patent applied) & Swastik Twinroof system are durable and cost-effective SIL solutions. Satyen’s conscious thought about the impact of construction on the environment materialised into EcoPro, a revolutionary, highly durable and sustainable product being wood-free, fire-resistant, Termite proof, water repellent and eco-friendly with No VOC/ No Formaldehyde. Considering challenges in climate changes and biodiversity loss, all our products are developed and produced by recycling many waste products, contributing to a circular economy. Ecopro is a proven, innovative multi-utility building material that offers both structural stability and aesthetics to create a space that lasts forever. The A1 non-combustible, EcoPro board is CE and GreenPro certified. Continuous dedication, hard work and innovation gave birth to SIL’s modular prefabricated concept for rapid construction called “S3 walls". It is a speedy, strong, safe, efficient, eco-friendly, green sustainable pre-engineered building technology that is grabbing the attention of industry experts. Being a dry construction, no plastering or curing is required, hence amounting to huge water and sand savings. Their other products like Cemply Swachalay have been recognized and they have received the Innovative Green Toilet Technology Award in India Sanitation Summit. Catering to the dire need for women empowerment products in backyard poultry, Kukudakoo was designed for minimum construction cost for managing up to 150 birds in a unit. Swastik Kukdookoo semi free-range BYP is an innovative ‘Do-It-Yourself’ backyard poultry structure that empowers women and other economically weaker sections of the society by providing them with an additional source of income for families. We believe when women from rural/tribal communities participate in the economy, everyone benefits!
“It was a proud and emotional moment for me. When Sahyadri Industries got mentioned in Forbes Magazine research as Asia’s best under a billion 2021 on 8th Sep 2021. This was made possible only because of the hard work and dedication each team member”-says Satyen Patel.
Its dynamic team is driven by new learning, team bonding, creativity, innovation, and flexible policies for employees. It is with this prime focus that it has built an efficient team. Honesty, futuristic vision, quality products, innovation, determination and maintaining cordial relations with all the stakeholders are at the core of SIL.
SIL recognises a sustainable approach to its manufacturing process to reduce carbon emissions. Choosing Ecopro’s range of products means selecting an eco-friendly option, made from sustainable raw materials.
Today, our vision is to be the most revered building materials and infrastructure solutions provider and the employer of choice in our markets. Sahyadri Industries Limited strategy 2023 ensures that we achieve these goals. SIL is a market leader in Eco-friendly building materials, Pre-engineered housing systems in the industry. SIL is also adopting smart solutions, like visualization app that will help users to understand how well they can use EcoPro and help make decisions easier for the customer.
"Passion is the secret of success. Passion generates excitement for what we do and how we do it. With Passion at the heart of everything we do, we nurture ideas, inspire excellence, and find creative ways to eliminate obstacles for cultivating growth."
Despite the Pandemic, SIL overcame the challenges and continued to showcase good business performance while the sales force adapted to the new working style and delivered to their potential. In the upcoming year, they are planning to expand the wings by setting up a Flat sheet plant in Perundarai near Erode & a new plant coming near Orrisa. EMPOWERING FUTURE GENERATION SIL believes that it is possible to be profitable when you are being socially and environmentally responsible. Satyen Patel is also investing & mentoring startups and companies that have the potential to bring in positive impact to society and the environment. Being a technology-driven firm with a robust belief that innovation is the key to all emerging challenges, its core CSR activity aptly named SWASTIK DISHA is focused on providing skills that enable the employability of youth or inspires them to become entrepreneurs.
SIL is associated with Rotary Club for formulation and implementation of the Digital “Class Room” Program. The program provides an E-learning kit that helps students to learn more interestingly and understand the topics with animated graphics. Sahyadri has tied up with a Sports NGO to support sports. The NGO-Lakshya Institute identifies young and budding talented sportspersons and nurtures them to enhance their performance. Lakshya was recently awarded The Rashtriya Khel Puraskar from the GOI.
It has a successful CSR association with Smt. Sindhutai Sapkal to motivate, train orphans be corporate ready. It also offered ventilators and medical equipment to hospitals to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
WORDS OF WISDOM “Technology and Economy are advancing and so are the expectations. The only piece of advice is to be clear-headed and stay focused. In every market there is opportunity. Entrepreneurs venturing into this domain should invest in education and self-development which can enable them to create value for the clients; the market will always welcome them,” shared the man at the helm of Sahayadri Industries Limited who is also pursuing his Executive Learning (PGPMAX) at Indian School of Business Hyderabad.
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