APL Apollo Chairman Mr Sanjay Gupta awarded "Entrepreneur of the Year"

Top Quote APL Apollo Tubes Ltd, India's largest manufacturer of ERW steel pipes and tubes, announced that Chairman Mr. Sanjay Gupta has been award Manufacturing Today's 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success with regards innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The winners were selected by an independent panel of 12 judges and honored at a gala event on September 28, 2013 in Pune. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 02, 2013 - Pune - This award is recognition of APL Apollo's superlative growth performance (102% FY06 -13 CAGR in Net Sales) under the visionary leadership of Mr. Sanjay Gupta. With his foresight to see change in market needs and a firm belief in Indian rural and urban growth story, he has successfully led the evolution of the company from a traditionally conversion based commoditized business to India's largest ERW Steel tube company. His focus of right investments in technology, manufacturing, distribution and branding has positioned the company as a clear leader and pioneer in the segment with capacity of 700,000TPA.

    Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Chairman, APL Apollo Tubes Ltd, commented:
    "This award would not have been possible without the continuous support of our management team, business associates, our stakeholders, and the dedicated employees that make this company such an exciting place to be. The achievement is a testimony to our high-quality steel tubes, and our organizational competencies. Yet this is just one milestone, as we strive towards 1MTPA and making APL Apollo a world-wide recognized brand."

    About Manufacturing Today Awards
    Manufacturing Today magazine is a leading B2B publication from the global publishing house - ITP Group. In 2012, Manufacturing Today magazine created the Awards Platform to honour the efforts and the achievements of the Indian manufacturing sector. The awards see participation from the biggest brands in India ie Mahindra, Bajaj, Fiat, AMW, Bombardier, Essar Steel, to name a few. The 2nd edition of Manufacturing Today awards received 354 nominations across 11 categories, out of which 158 were shortlisted through a preliminary screening process.

    These were reviewed by the 12-member jury team including the likes of: Mr. Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls Royce South Asia, Michael J Surface, Advisory Leader, PwC India., Mr. Rajesh Nath, MD & CEO, German Engineering Federation India, Mr Viren Joshi, CEO, Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corporation, Mr Dilip Bogawat, Engineering Director, Faurecia Interior Systems India and Mr. Shripad Ranade, Senior Principal, Tata Strategic Management Group.

    About APL Apollo Tubes Limited
    Incorporated in 1986, APL Apollo is the largest ERW Pipes manufacturer in India with installed capacity of 700,000TPA. From 5 manufacturing locations in North, South and West India, it produces the largest range of Hollow Sections and Mild Steel Tubes in 300+ variants (Black, Galvanised and Pre-galvanised), in outer diameter range of " to 14". ERW tubes and pipes are used in diversified industries with wide-spread applications including in greenhouses, solar power, airport, metros, fencing, roofing, fire-fighting, scaffolding, city gas distribution, irrigation, plumbing, automotive, and other industrial uses. The Company has certifications like ISO 9001-2008, OHSAS 18001-2007 & ISO 14001-2004 and safety certifications like 'CE' & 'UL' for Europe and USA.

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