Jamshedpur, Dec. 14: Tata Structura, the brand of steel hollow sections manufactured by the Tubes SBU of Tata Steel, celebrated 10 glorious years by organizing a commemorative gala event at the Taj Landsend Hotel in Mumbai.
During the event, Tata Steel launched two new innovative products, which are first of its kind in India. One is a high strength variant of steel hollow sections called Tata Structura 355, which has enhanced yield strength of 355 Mpa, and an additional variant with fire-resistance properties. Tata Structura diversified its portfolio by introducing factory-made “I” and “H” sections, thereby, offering a complete range of structural steel product to its vast customer base.
The event witnessed thought-provoking talks by two distinguished experts from the construction industry, Dr. Bimal Patel, president, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, and Dr. Arul Jayachandran, associate professor of structural engineering, IIT Madras. They highlighted the role played by the steel construction fraternity in nation building citing global examples and proposed better industry-academia collaboration as one of the key means to replicate it in India.
The chief guest of the evening program, Anand Sen, president, TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel, said, “Tata Structura has been one of the most dynamic and innovative brands launched by Tata Steel in the past decade. It has been instrumental in inspiring architects to realize their creative potential, aided engineers in offering cost-effective solutions and supported fabricators in completing projects on time.”
Speaking on achieving this milestone, Subodh Pandey, executive-in-charge, Tubes SBU, Tata Steel, said, “Tata Structura steel hollow section is manufactured at state-of-the-art facilities, which are accredited to global quality standards. The raw material is sourced 100% from Tata Steel’s world-class steel manufacturing facilities. In the coming years, we will continue to introduce world-class grades and size range enabling Indian construction industry to design and execute globally renowned structures in India.”
While celebrating 10 years of resounding success in the steel industry, Vineet Saraf, chief of marketing and sales, Tubes SBU, Tata Steel, said, “Over the last 10 years, Tata Structura has played a unique role in creating a collaborative ecosystem which has facilitated the growing usage of steel in construction in India.
The brand has been extensively used in the construction of airports, metro and railway stations, malls, IT and industrial complexes, and others, thereby, transforming the skyline of Urban India.”