Mr. Devendra Ladha, Prime Aluminium.
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.
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.
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.
Trade Development Bank – Nairobi, Kenya
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English Point Marina Hotel – Mombasa, Kenya
The Karen Hub – Nairobi, Kenya
Two Rivers Lifestyle & Retail Centre – Nairobi, Kenya
Likoni Mall – Mombasa, Kenya
Kampala Serena Hotel – Uganda
Sarova Panafric Hotel – Nairobi, Kenya
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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
Private Residence – Nyali, Mombasa
Private Residence – Vipingo, Mombasa
Thigiri Ridge – Nairobi, Kenya
Eden Square – Nairobi, Kenya
Gallant Mall – Nairobi, Kenya
The Promenade – Nairobi, Kenya
Riverside 9 –
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 –
Njundo Trading Mall – Mombasa
Acacia Mall –
Mombasa, Kenya and so much more
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.’