Finolex Industries held a record 60 Plumber Meets across the nation

Kick-starts the skill development training program through strategic partnership with Kushal-CREDAI for the first batch of 500 plumbers with a goal to train 1 lakh plumbers.

Mr Sameer Belvalkar  Mr Shantilal Kataria  Mr Satish Magar  Mr Mahesh Zagade  Mr Prakash Chhabria  Mr J P Shroff Unve_

Pune, 11 March 2016 – On the occasion of World Plumbing Day, Finolex Industries Limited with a participation of approximately 3000 plumbers organized 60 Plumber Meets across the Nation. These meets were conducted in 26 states and 58 cities across the country.  During the event, FIL appreciated the contribution of senior plumbers for their effort and dedication towards maintaining health and sanitation in the country. In keeping with the Prime Minister Narendra Modiji’s agenda on skill development, the plumber meet focused on the importance of skilled plumbers in the country. Plumbers actively participated in these plumber meets and expressed their sentiments towards this initiative taken by Finolex Industries Limited. In order to support the plumbing community, Finolex Industries Limited will continue to plan and organize such meets in the near future. It is an endeavor of the company to provide support and better lives to plumbers.

Elaborating about the company’s motive and plan on this occasion, Executive Chairman, Mr. Prakash Chhabria sent a video message to all 60 plumber meets where he expressed his gratitude and thanked the plumber community for playing an important role in our Prime MinisterMr NarendraModiji’s initiative of Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan.

On the same occasion, Finolex Industries Limited also kick-starts its collaboration with Kushal CREDAI Pune Metro which is already into Training unskilled/semi-skilled Plumbers. The  first leg of this ambitiouspartnership on Skill Development program shall cover 500 Plumbers. The training program which has been developed in collaboration with KUSHAL [KUSHAL is a  partnership project between Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) Pune Metro and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)] is a step forward on the initiative that was flagged off in July 2015 on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day.

FIL in Collaboration with Kushal CREDAI Pune Metro also launched a Plumbing Trade Film Video which shall  be integral part of the training program. The 20 minute video training module will teach construction workers and unskilled plumbers the basic do’s and don’ts of plumbing ; provide information on plumbing essentials like safety guidelines, sewerage systems, drainage Systems, septic pipes and the know-how of this industry. A textbook (handbook for plumbers and trainers) was also released during this event.

The first leg of the training program will include 500 plumbers who will be taught the basics of plumbing and the practical experience they can garner on construction sites. The training provided by Kushal CREDAI Pune Metroshall be a healthy mix of 80% On Job Training and 20% Classroom Training. The Finolex Industries –Kushal Skill development program aims to train almost 100,000 plumbers in the next five to seven years.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Prakash Chhabria, Executive Chairman of Finolex Industries Ltd. commented, “I am very happy to be standing here as we in partnership with Kushal CREDAI Pune Metro start our first batch today and release the training material. This day is significant considering that today is World Plumbing Day and being able to reach out to so many members of our plumbing community is heartfelt.‘Skill India’ is a movement, not just a program. We need people who believe in working hard and adding value in whatever they do.”


He was further quipped saying, “We will be rolling out this training to every region in the country in the coming years with Kushal-CREDAI Pune Metro’s association.

The event which happened in Jawaharlal Nehru auditorium in Pune was well attended by prominent guests like Mr Mahesh Zagade CEO Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority, Mr. Satish Magar MD Magarpatta Township Development and Construction Company Limited and President MCCIA, Mr. J.P. Shroff Chairman Kushal among others.

Mr. Mahesh Zagade applauded the work of plumbers and said that they would be in great demand in future due to rapid urbanization across the globe. Mr. Satish Magar commented it is a great chemistry between Finolex Industries Limited and Kushal due to the fact that plumbing is of vital importance for the construction industry because the building maintenance depends a lot on leakages and thus plumbers play a very important role in this industry.


The move from Finolex Industries Ltd. assumes great significance as there is a huge shortage of skilled plumbers in India. As per industry estimates, about 90 % of the plumbing industry in India lacks professional training thus putting the Indian construction at a major crisis of quality workforce. Also on this occasion, Finolex announced its forthcoming initiative in increasing the product portfolio by adding Rainwater harvesting and SWR Pipes and Fittings with integrated rings.


About Finolex Industries:


Finolex Industries Limited, headquartered in Pune, is the market leader in the supply of PVC pipes & fittings for the agriculture and non-agricultural sector that includes housing, industry and construction. Through our unique expertise, we have been able to focus on the concept of water management, which will become even more crucial in the coming years.

We are India’s largest backward integrated PVC Pipes and Fittings’ manufacturer with a production capacity of 2, 50,000 MT per annum. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing plants at Ratnagiri, Urse in Pune and Masar in Gujarat help us to provide significant resources to better serve our customers. Our own resin manufacturing facility in Ratnagiri, set in technical collaboration with Uhde GmbH, Germany with Hoechst technology, and spread across an area of 650 acres of land, provides a consistent supply of superior quality resin to our plants which guarantees top line quality products. Our open sea cryogenic jetty, the first of its kind in the Indian private sector, has been the hallmark of our PVC complex. We are the first Indian PVC Pipes manufacturer to have been awarded the IS/ISO 9001-2008 certification.

We consistently produce only the highest quality products and provide exceptional service in order to maximize customer satisfaction. We are marching ahead in innovation and technology bringing forth new products and solutions by continuously increasing our production capacity. This in turn aids us to meet our strategic goals for the future. We pride ourselves in being able to maintain and constantly improve living standards through our product offering as we serve the

growing needs of our nation by remaining committed to our core values of providing impeccable quality, products and services.

Our major strength lies in our skilled workforce. We recognize and attribute our operating excellence and success to our employees. We have an extremely strong presence throughout the country, with a wide network of over 16,000 dealers and sub-dealers who work as our extended arm in bringing our wide range of agriculture, plumbing and sanitation pipes, fittings and solvent cement to customers. Our core values of quality, trust and integrity help us build an unbreakable bond with our customers and stakeholders.

We believe in performance with purpose and are deeply concerned about society and our community. We have been actively working along with Mukul Madhav Foundation, our strategic CSR partner, in contributing to the social and economic development of the underprivileged sections of society in and around our plants in Ratnagiri, Pune and Masar with special focus on education, healthcare, community development, environment and self-development. Our focus is on women and children, thus, enabling the deprived to improve their quality of life through good education and accessible healthcare facilities. We strive to seek a way to connect our urban population with the rural and urge people to pledge to save water and the environment.