KTN is a new company in the industry, but the partners associated with it have a rich background in the construction industry and have been involved in numerous projects. However, their decision to integrate vertically and enter the crushing and screening business proved fruitful, as the results were far better than expected.
The equipment and services offered to KTN prompted them to invest more in this business, and the company aims to have more crushing and screening plants of their own in the future. Getting the desired quality and quantity of production from the equipment and services that have exceeded expectations has enabled Mr. Vishal Joshi, Owner, KTN Infra., to envision a goal of soon owning more plants comprised of Metso equipment only. “Honestly, I am young and new to this industry, but working here for some time now I think I have some sort of passion and ambition for this industry. I have a dream to have five crusher plants of my own and I hope that all of them are from Metso,” divulges Mr. Joshi.
He added, “I have read the tag line that comes with your brand – ‘Expect results’ – and I can honestly say that I have experienced it: Metso does deliver results and I am very happy about it.”
Meeting internal demand while generating a surplus to sell
Realizing the fact that having their own crushing and screening plant would be beneficial for business, KTN started looking for options that would suit their requirements and help the profitability of their business model as well.
The demand arising from the rapid increase in construction work happening in and around Mumbai fueled the need to have a plant that could not only feed their own project, but could also generate a surplus to sell in the open market. The demand for manufactured sand was also growing by the day, as the government of Maharashtra banned the extraction of river sand, making manufactured sand the best and the most feasible alternative in the industry.
Foreseeing the huge demand in the industry, Mr. Joshi envisioned the huge business potential and thus opted to buy land and put up their own crushing and screening plant from Metso. Mr. Vishal shared, “We were already into the supply side, so we planned to integrate vertically and have our own production so that we can better meet our customer requirements.
“After purchasing the land, it was crucial to choose the right plant for our requirements. While finalizing the crusher plant plans, we were thinking about a company that could give us not just the quality but also the required quantity, as our material requirement is huge. We had the clear notion that we wanted a reliable and committed partner with a good and proven track record. After evaluating many options, we selected the best alternative: we decided to go with Metso’s crushing & screening plant. Right now, we are producing 10 mm, 20 mm and crushed stone sand from the plant; 35-40% of the sand is for our own consumption and the rest is supplied to our customers, mainly corporate.”
40% sand and 1300 tonnes per day of production
After understanding the customer’s requirements, the main aim was to design and supply a three-stage crushing & screening plant that could handle the varied requirements of the customer, which were unique and changed with the market demand.
The equipment supplied included a Nordberg® C106™ jaw crusher, Nordberg® GP220™ cone crusher, Barmac® B7150SE VSI (vertical shaft impactor), Premier CVB™ inclined screen and TS™3.3 multi-slope screen to cater to their specific requirement of manufactured sand.
Mr. Sanjeev Raina, Deputy General Manager, Projects, Metso India, shared, “After receiving the order, the bigger challenge was the timely delivery and commissioning of the project. Metso’s project team took on the challenge to meet the customer’s requirements, and the team designed and supplied the plant in record time. The even more commendable part was that the plant was commissioned and a load trial was done in one go, which brought the customer great satisfaction.” He added, “Currently, the per-day production average for an 8-hour work day schedule is 1,300 tonnes, 40% of which is sand.”
Equipment performance & services by Metso – the game changers
Delivering the plant and commissioning it in the given time frame was not the only important factor. The key to a happy customer is delivering results and matching customer expectations – and that is only possible when the quantity and quality of production is constant.