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TII to inaugurate large diameter tubes plant in TN

India Blooms News Service | | 28 Oct 2014, 07:44 pm
Chennai, Oct 28 (IBNS): Tube Investments of India (TII), part of the Rs. 24300 crores Murugappa Group, on Tuesday announced that the large diameter tubes manufacturing plant at Tiruttani in Tamil Nadu will be formally inaugurated on Thursday.
This has been built with a capital expenditure of Rs 250 crores and with an installed capacity of 11,000 tonnes per month. 
This plant will address the requirements of the infrastructure sector, like hydraulic cylinders, propeller shafts and other large-diameter-tube applications that are currently being served through imports.
Speaking on the occasion, TII Managing Director L Ramkumar said, “With the operation of this state-of-the-art plant we would be able to serve the needs of the off road vehicle and construction industries.”  
The large diameter tube plant has been set up with the approval under the Single Window Clearance system of the Government of Tamil Nadu. 
It has been designed with a streamlined process flow. Built over 63 acres of land outside Tiruttani town, the highly-automated plant has machines from Germany, Italy and Japan. 
The product range encompasses a wide variety of CDW (Cold Drawn Welded) and ERW (Electric Resistance Welding) tubes with a diameter range of 60mm to 180 mm and thickness from 4mm to 12.7mm. 
The products will address applications such as hydraulic cylinders used for earthmoving and construction machinery, propeller shafts for high payload vehicles and rear axle tubes for Utility vehicles, Structural applications (for Airports, Stadia, Industrial sheds and other large buildings / public utilities), automotive chassis applications etc.