Viraj Profiles switches to Green Solutions, Focusing on Energy Efficiency

Viraj Profiles switches to Green Solutions, Focusing on Energy Efficiency

CEO Insights team , Press Release

Viraj Profiles, one of the largest stainless steel manufacturers & exporters company with an annual turnover close to $1.5 billion, establishes a fully automated Section Rolling Mill in Tarapur, Maharashtra, through technological up-gradation & eco-friendly initiatives.

The company has inked agreements with leading tech players like SAP and Cisco for upgrading its IT infrastructure. Viraj is switching to ‘green solution’ and focusing on energy efficiency by using recycled scrap that supports waste management, conserves natural resources and reduces its carbon footprint. Furthermore, the automatic temperature control system prevents overheating and reduces energy requirements per cycle.

Commenting on this initiative, Neeraj Raja Kochhar, Chairman & MD, Viraj Profiles, avers, “Being eco-friendly is one of the top priorities of our company. Viraj Profiles Ltd. with melting capacity of 528,000 tons per annum manufactures stainless steel wires, wire rods, flanges, fasteners, bright bars, and profiles. Our Section Rolling Plant, one-of-its-kinds in Asia spread across around 10 hectares has automatic labeling and packaging line that allows the plant to produce more than 700 different shapes and designs of angle, flats and other profiles. Today Viraj Profiles, is serving to over 1300 customers located in 90 countries across six continents.”

Being eco-friendly is one of the top priorities of our company

“We are currently in the process of setting up facilities for producing special types of steel and super alloys for critical applications in aerospace, defense, and power projects. In order to achieve this, we are upgrading with special melting and re-melting furnaces such as Vacuum Induction Melting (VIM), Electro slag re-melting (ESR) and Vacuum Arc re-melting. These special grades will be used in the power, defense, and aerospace sectors. Some new additions to the product range are also in place. Our company is also expanding its range of austenitic, martensitic and ferritic grades,” he adjoins.

Viraj’s stainless steel products see application in automobile industries, food processing industries, boilers, pressure vessels, shipbuilding, oil pipelines, petrochemical facilities, construction projects and surgical instruments – among many other means of utilization.

Viraj also undertakes several corporate social responsibility projects focusing on key areas such as health, education, environment & social causes. “The company had recently organized a free health camp in an underdeveloped village in Mumbai and rendered free consultation to more than 280 patients. Taking a step further, the company also distributed vision corrective spectacles to more than 170 patients for free. We also contributed to the infrastructural development of various government schools to promote a better learning and growth environment. We have initiated a campaign to stand against child labor on 12th June 2019. This campaign was initiated to promote the importance of child rights and thereby, develop the weaker sections of the society,” concludes Neeraj.
Source : Press Release

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