Mr. Devendra Ladha.

Mr. Devendra Ladha, Prime Aluminium.

COMPANY BACKGROUND.

Prime Aluminium Casements Limited (PACL) formerly known as RLCO steel has been around long enough to build a solid reputation for providing high-quality Aluminium and Glass solutions for all internal and external building applications. It was formed in 1948 and Prime Aluminium was incorporated in 2003. Mr. Devendra Ladha joined in 2007 as a project director in the company handling various departments in the business and new projects.

SPECIALITIES.

With over 50 years of experience in their team of specialists, Prime Aluminium Casements Limited (PACL) are sub-contractors who work as a nominated contractor or a domestic contractor and have built a reputation of providing high-quality solutions for all Aluminium windows, doors, structural glazing, curtain walling, ceilings, partitioning, claddings, office fit-outs and external façade related requirements across all building sectors.

 

SELLING POINT.

Speaking to Mr. Devendra, the Director of Prime Aluminium, he says they have excelled in being able to provide quality and long-lasting solutions for their clients. Their quality is second to none within the market and for this reason, their window, doors, partitioning, and curtain wall systems have been regularly specified by various Architects and Designers as the benchmark for quality.

PROJECTS DONE.

MAJOR PROJECTS.

Trade Development Bank – Nairobi, Kenya

Britam Towers – Nairobi, Kenya

English Point Marina Hotel – Mombasa, Kenya

The Karen Hub –  Nairobi, Kenya

Two Rivers Lifestyle & Retail Centre – Nairobi, Kenya

Likoni Mall –  Mombasa, Kenya

HOSPITALITY DEVELOPMENT

Kampala Serena Hotel – Uganda

Sarova Panafric Hotel – Nairobi, Kenya

The Boma –  Nairobi, Kenya

Voi Wildlife Lodge – Mombasa, Kenya

Tribe Hotel –  Nairobi, Kenya

White Sands Hotel – Mombasa, Kenya

Mara Serena Lodge – Masai Mara, Kenya

Crown Plaza Annexe – Nairobi, Kenya

Sun & Sand Hotel – Mombasa, Kenya 

Best Western Premier Nairobi, Kenya

RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS.

Chasewood –  

Nairobi, Kenya 

Private Residence – Nyali, Mombasa

Private Residence – Vipingo, Mombasa

Thigiri Ridge – Nairobi, Kenya 

Corniche –  

Mombasa, Kenya

COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

Eden Square – Nairobi, Kenya

Gallant Mall – Nairobi, Kenya

The Promenade – Nairobi, Kenya

Riverside 9 –  

Nairobi, Kenya

Abson Motors – Mombasa, Kenya

Krish Plaza – Mombasa, Kenya

Fedha Plaza – Nairobi, Kenya

Fidelity Bank HQ – Mombasa, Kenya

GOVERNMENT & EMBASSIES

New South African Embassy – Nairobi

European Union Head Quarters – Nairobi

British Council Nairobi – Nairobi

British High Commission Extensions – Nairobi

SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Aga Khan Academy Phase I, II & III – Mombasa

Kenya College Of Accountants (Kca) – Nairobi

Brookhouse Academy – Nairobi

RETAIL AND SHOPPING

Lavington Mall –  

Nairobi, Kenya

Njundo Trading Mall – Mombasa

Acacia Mall –   

Mombasa, Kenya and so much more

FUTURE PROSPECTS.

His motivation for growing his company is to offer the best and to grow the industry at large shaping the skyline of the city. The company has been involved in some of the biggest projects in the country and Mr. Ladha gives us an example of a programme they are taking as a company to grow their business, the programme, (growth transformation programme) helps you identify your growth opportunities and document them and he advises contractors to take part in such programmes. He adds that targeting projects, becoming more efficient, reducing costs, and offering better quality products at an affordable price also help in a growing business.

MANAGEMENT OF QUALITY CONTROL.

Technical competence is very key when it comes to the construction business because that is what clients look for. Prime Aluminium has a Quality management procedure that is implemented in both their workshops in Nairobi and Mombasa and their Quality Manager controls the standard operating procedures.

OUTLOOK ON KENYA’S CONSTRUCTION MARKET.

He says the Kenya Construction market looks positive, contractors only need to manage the foreign competition because there are a lot of big development projects coming into the country, they just must tap into those opportunities.

Prime Aluminium has a new product that they have introduced into the market i.e.

-the mesh net, a mosquito netting system

– sliding folding doors

– railing system

Mr. Devendra concludes by quoting one of his favorite quotes, ‘There’s no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.’

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