Essar Steel Pune Facility
The Essar Steel Pune Facility (ESPF) is strategically located near Pune, Maharashtra, which is one of the largest industrial hubs in India. The facility comprise a 0.65 MTPA pickling line, a 0.6 MTPA cold rolling mill, a 0.45 MTPA galvanizing line and a 0.4 MTPA colour coating line. Focussing on the colour coating capabilities ESPF manufactures a wide range of value-added products catering to different customer segments and in domestic and international markets. Some of these innovative products are Wood Finish, Abrasion Resistant, Silicon Modified Polyester, Regular Modified Polyester, Super-durable Polyester, Poly Vinyl Di-fluoride, and Wrinkle Finish. The unit has also developed Tri Colour Coated, Camouflage, and Weather Durable products. This is a “Zero discharge” facility.
Essar spearheaded a remarkable turnaround at the unit through process innovations, operational excellence, low rework, expansion into new international markets, and a renewed focus on the domestic market and the value-added product range. Increased productivity as a result of record capacity utilisation across all lines led to higher yields and eventually fast order execution and on-time supply. This led to repeat orders and deliveries. ESPF’s position on the customer satisfaction index and its employee engagement ratings are among the highest in the country.