Transrail recently celebrated 35th anniversary in a grand gala in Nagpur where the company commemorated all the stakeholders including past and present employees, business partners, suppliers, contractors and bankers.
Speaking on the occasion, D.C. Bagde, Managing Director, Transrail Lighting Ltd said, “Transrail has 35 years of legacy and I am very proud of the milestones that the company has achieved. From the very beginning, we have led the transformation in the T&D sector by setting benchmarks, with most relevant technologies and world-class quality manufacturing. Over the years, we have constantly redefined ourselves, remaining contemporary in a changing market landscape and constantly upgrading our technology in the process. I congratulate as well as thank all our stakeholders who have contributed to Transrail’s growth and success.”
“During our tenure of 35 years, we have supplied over 800,000 tonnes of galvanized steel towers, including supplies to our overseas clients. We supplied over 100,000 km of conductors in both local and international markets. We have constructed around 25,000 ckm of transmission lines up to 1200kV and have proto-tested more than 315 different towers from all across the globe. We have designed, supplied and installed masts at 18 stadiums, more than 200,000 high-masts and streetlights in India and abroad,” added Bagde.
On the occasion of its coral anniversary, Transrail encouraged its vast pool of employees to come up with an interesting logo for its 35th anniversary. More than 100 employees participated, and the best designed logo (pictured alongisde) was chosen. This logo will be present on all Transrail collaterals for the year.
The origins: The Rs.1,900-crore EPC major, Transrail started with a humble beginning as a partnership firm called Transrail Engineering Company (TEC), which commenced business with the first foundation on 132kV Ode–Anand transmission line for Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB). It quickly scaled up and got converted into a private company in 1986. In 1993, one more company was established under the name of Associate Transrail Structures Ltd (ATSL) and the tower manufacturing business started. After establishing an impressive performance track record, India’s leading civil construction company, Gammon India Ltd acquired stake in TECL and ATSL. The merger of TECL and ATSL followed and ATSL further grew exponentially by executing massive projects on one hand and launching newer and bigger factories from time to time. It started another tower plant at Butibori in Nagpur in 2004, a conductor manufacturing plant at Silvassa in 2007 and the third tower manufacturing unit along with tower testing station at Deoli in 2009.
Association with Gammon: In 2009, ATSL was merged with Gammon India Ltd. In 2010 GIL floated a company under the name of “Transrail Lighting Ltd” for the pole manufacturing business. Later, in 2016, under the restructuring of Gammon group, the T&D business of Gammon India Ltd was merged into Transrail Lighting Ltd and Gammon sold its 75 per cent stake to a new investor. From 2016, the company has seen next phase of growth and has further diversified into railways and substation businesses. Over the years, Transrail achieved many milestones to become a leading turnkey solutions provider in power transmission & distribution lines and lighting solutions with operations spanning across 37 countries.
Featured photograph shows D.C. Bagde, MD, Transrail Lighting Ltd, addressing the gathering at the company’s coral anniversary celebrations in Nagpur.