Mr Kulmeet Bawa
August 29, 2022
June 24, 2021
We proudly present to you our Star Supplier, Nalari Ferro Alloys Pvt Ltd. A major supplier of ferro-alloys and Low Ash Metallurgical (LAM) coke, the Meghalaya-based firm is a trusted partner of Jindal Stainless that undertook far-reaching in-house steps to improve quality and delivery during the pandemic, thus propelling growth for the Company. Stainless Post interviews General Manager, Nalari Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd., Mr Ram Swarup Choudhary and brings you the story of his team’s untiring efforts and dedication.
1. Tell us about your journey at Nalari Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd.?
Initially, into coal business, we started a Low Ash Metallurgical (LAM) coke plant in Guwahati in the year 2000. Later, eyeing a significant potential, we entered the ferro alloys industry in 2002. In the year 2003, we established Nalari Ferro Alloys Pvt. Ltd. in Meghalaya. Soon, we also established our presence in the cement and automobile industries, apart from lam coke and ferro alloys.
Coming from my hometown in Rajasthan with a commerce degree, I joined the organisation in 1999. In my current role as the General Manager, I am responsible for the overall operations of the organisation.
2. What are the major challenges in your line of business?
It is a known fact that the international raw material trends are often dynamic. Moreover, in a globalized industry, the prices of finished products are directly linked to the globalized raw material prices and international stainless steel prices. For this reason, we are often faced with the challenge of managing the fluctuations in supply chain and plan the current as well as future operations. Experience has been my teacher in these 20 years of service in the industry. I’ve been able to develop healthy business relationships with major players like Jindal Stainless only on the basis of commitment and on-time delivery.
3. What are the notable advancements that you brought in order to be the Star Supplier?
Some major steps taken are as follows-
4. When and how did your journey with Jindal Stainless begin? What do you think sets it apart when compared to other suppliers?
We have been associated with Jindal Stainless since 2010 and continue to ensure the best supply of ferro silicon in terms of quality, delivery, and response to both the plants of the Company. It offers us good quantum of material requirement and a workable operational cycle. The teammates are cordial and always support us. For several years, we have been satisfied with the ease of doing business with Jindal Stainless.
What is your message to the young managers out there?
I am a family man and I draw a substantial amount of energy from my three kids. I work hard to ensure a secure and successful future for them. I hope for them, and for several other young leaders to work hard and be motivated in their journeys. And in return keep motivating us to strive harder.