Nitesh Gangaramani, Director, Al Fara’a Group – India, with his dynamic and diverse experience, is leading the company up the ladder, and driving the construction sector to sustainability.
Nitesh Gangaramani has another golden feather added to his cap.
Al Fara’a Infraprojects was recently conferred the Pune Metro Rail Project – Corridor I & II in joint venture with Hindustan Construction Company. The project involves construction of nine elevated stations in Corridor I and eight in Corridor II, and the total project value is INR 982 Crores. We must say, “Truly a remarkable achievement, within such a short span of time”.
Throughout his career, Gangaramani has been conferred with awards and recognitions for his outstanding accomplishments in the construction arena. An engineer by profession, he holds a Master’s degree in Construction Management and Finance from the Manchester University. Prior to taking over India Operations, Gangaramani served Al Fara’a Properties as a Director of its Property Development segment from 2005 to 2010. Within a short span of five years, the company expanded its portfolio with 27 projects spread across different locations in Dubai, and its project – Le Grand Chateau in Jumeirah Village South, Dubai has also won the ‘Best Property of the Year’ award.
Diverse and Dynamic
Gangaramani brings to the industry, the expertise that he has garnered following a diverse and dynamic pathway to success and his grass root level knowledge about construction and related activities. He has a proven track record of success in managing customer-centric operations, ensuring customer satisfaction, maintaining service quality norms and creating a win-win relationship with major clients and customers.
For him, construction is all about passion; when there is passion, nothing seems impossible!
“There are a lot of new advanced technologies and changes happening in the industry, and one definitely needs to put in extra efforts to achieve success, as it is rightly said, Success has no finish line”
Then and Now
Gangaramani led the commencement of the Group’s Indian operations in 2011 with only two projects, generating a turnover of INR 20 Crores; and today, Al Fara’a Infraprojects, the Indian arm of Al Fara’a Group has an order book close to INR 2,500 Crores; with a growth rate consistent at 50 percent year on year. Presently, they have 42 projects to their credit, of which 22 have been successfully delivered. Over the last six years, Al Fara’a Infraprojects, and Belgium Aluminium & Glass Industries, have built a solid reputation in the construction industry with an admirable track record of sustained growth and on time delivery of quality projects to its clients. The company bagged its first government project – Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) SEZ at Uran, Navi Mumbai – which will double the capacity of the country’s largest container port in the next two years. Further, it is set to add more and more government projects to its profile, with an aim to contribute towards the nation’s growth and development. Having surpassed a turnover of over INR 650 Crores, with a team of technical experts, specialized project managers, skilled workforce and state-of-the-art technology, along with an array of the latest sophisticated plants and machineries, Gangaramani’s dream for the company is to make it an industry leader and a market-driven engineering construction company renowned for excellence, quality, performance and reliability in all types of construction.
Al Fara’a Group’s strength grows from a distinct culture that is founded on the core values of the business – the eight Es: Ethics; Exceeding expectations; Excellence; Entrepreneurship; Empowering employees; Emphasis on quality; Ensuring safety; Environmental and social responsibility.
Gangaramani believes in excelling on a daily basis. There are a lot of new advanced technologies and changes happening in the industry, and one definitely needs to put in extra efforts to achieve success, as it is rightly said, “Success has no finish line”. Al Fara’a Group is dedicated to delivery of world-class turnkey solutions to its stakeholders in partnership with its clients, consultants and the government. It achieves this through adhering to the highest standards of safety, quality and environmentally-centric practices, while completing projects on time and within budget. Its success stems from policies to continuously invest in technological capabilities and innovation to ensure market adaptability. It is dedicated to empowering employees to warrant their professional growth with rewarding careers. Al Fara’a’s vision is to be the clients’ first choice in turnkey solutions for specialised and integrated construction requirements across the world.
“Al Fara’a Infraprojects conferred 982 crores value projects of Pune Metro Rail – Corridor I & II in JV with HCC, construction of 17 elevated stations in The project”
Ambit of Work
The company has successfully executed construction projects – infrastructure, residential, commercial, multi-storied buildings of high-rise towers, hotels, etc., including civil and electro-mechanical works like plumbing, sanitary, electrical works, site development, aluminium and glazing structures, fire-fighting, pump and fire detection, CCTV access control and BMS, electrical sub-station equipment, LT panel, interiors and joinery, landscaping, conceptual designing, feasibility study and estimation, fabrication and installation etc. To remain competitive, it recognises and exploits the potential opportunities explored and also those which it encounters providentially. The company is currently executing projects at multiple locations throughout India.
Led by a team of experienced engineers, managers and technical experts, the company utilises the most advanced technology to offer clients sophisticated services through one client interface. This helps reduce costs and simplify the most complex projects to enable delivery of first-class client value. The group has accredited ISO certifications – ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety Management System respectively. Its clientele list in India consists of MMRCL, JNPT, Tata Housing, JP Infra, Mantri Realty, Lodha Group, Prestige Group, Oberoi Realty, Karle Infra, Larsen & Toubro, etc. with offices in Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru, it is looking forward to expand. The company has associations with renowned banks like Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, etc.
“Exceeding client expectations is the company’s primary purpose, and for this, it engages with clients to understand their needs. It engineers values through transforming creative thinking into reality. The company works fast to deliver successfully and takes pride in the number of repeat clients, which is a true measure of achievements”
Leading the Sustainable Way
In today’s competitive world, few organizations consider People and Planet along with Profits. As a Director, Gangaramani is known to be financially sound, prudent and ethical in business practices to ensure long-term sustainability. He wishes to lead the way to drive sustainability. The immense pressure on the world’s environment means that measures must be taken today, to safeguard natural resources for tomorrow. The construction industry’s importance for the three elements of sustainable development – economic growth, social progress and effective protection of the environment – cannot be disregarded. Buildings have the capacity to make a major contribution to a more sustainable future. With Gangaramani leading this path, Al Fara’a focuses on sustainability to a large extent as it embraces the preservation of the environment as well as critical development-related issues such as the efficient use of resources, continual social progress and stable economic growth. In order to balance the economic equation of sustainability and affordability at a practical level, Gangaramani practices the following for sustainability in construction: Protect the natural habitat; recycle rain and wastewater; use minimum quantities and avoid energy intensive materials like aluminium and cement; dispose of waste and discharges sensibly and make efficient use of the existing transport infrastructure; build community relations, provide public information and look after the staff with regards to their health and safety.
“Al Fara’a Infraprojects aims to achieve at least 5 per cent market share in India”
Exceeding client expectations is the company’s primary purpose, and for this, it engages with clients to understand their needs. It engineers values through transforming creative thinking into reality. The company works fast to deliver successfully and takes pride in the number of repeat clients, which is a true measure of achievements. In the next five years, with continuous and sincere efforts in developing the brand properly and maintaining the improvement in client satisfaction, Al Fara’a Infraprojects aims to achieve at least 5 per cent market share in India and bring-in significant changes in construction by examining technological trends and their effect on the entire construction sector.