Top executives of SCG International and BigBloc Construction Ltd. sharing the stage at the Press Conference event. (Photo by arrangement)
- 3 lakh cubic meter per annum facility planned at an estimated capex of Rs. 65 crores
- SCG International to hold 48% in the Joint Venture and Bigbloc Construction Ltd. (Listed Company in India) will hold 52%.
- Land acquisition completed in Kheda District near Ahmedabad to manufacture AAC Wall Panels and Blocks
- Plant expected to start commercial operations in 2023. Aims to generate sales of Rs. 125 crores per annum.
SCG International has formed a Joint Venture with Bigbloc Construction Limited to manufacture AAC Wall Panels and Blocks to meet the fast-emerging demand for innovative products in the Indian construction industry.
Land acquisition of the project is complete in Kheda District near Ahmedabad, and the plant expects to start commercial operations in 2023. The venture aims to generate sales of Rs. 125 crores per annum, operating at full capacity.
Bigbloc Construction Limited will hold 52% of the equity, while SCG International will hold 48%. The total investment in the project is estimated at Rs. 65 crores. This is SCG’s first JV in India, and the company is committed to a long and sustainable regional relationship.
SCG is one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Thailand & ASEAN, with annual sales revenues of approx. US$16.5 billion in the calendar year 2021. SCG recorded a growth of 32.5% Y-o-Y and EBITDA of US$2.87 billion, an increase of 23% for the same period.
The Group started operating in India through its wholly owned subsidiary, SCG International India, in 2018, focusing on building materials, a packaging business, and sourcing ceramic/industrial supplies. This is the company’s first Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India.
Mr. Abhijit Datta, Managing Director of SCG International Corporation co. Ltd., said, "SCG International India has been actively operating its business in Gujarat by supplying plasterboard liner to most gypsum board plants pan-India with volumes of around 15,000 MTPA whilst sourcing approx. 2 million sqm. of ceramic & bathroom fittings annually from Morbi.
We have already started marketing our building materials and services under the brand name "ZMARTBUILD". We have launched a dedicated India website at https://www.zmartbuild.com/in/ to showcase our wide range of products and service solutions.
SCG International India acts as a spearhead for SCG Group in emerging markets. We have high expectations that this initial move will be the starting point for further opportunities in the fast-growing Indian Market.
Having spent some time exploring the Indian market, SCG International partnered with Bigbloc and selected Gujarat as the first location for SCG investment, given the positive work culture, investment-friendly environment, and other favourable factors."
Going further, SCG and Bigbloc shall work jointly on all building material solutions to strengthen the supply chain in India, leverage each other's capabilities and provide exceptional solutions to the construction industry."
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