Yesterday’s Vision, Today’s Success, Tomorrow’s Promise
The year 1958 marked the beginning of a transformation in the Indian steel industry, with the founding of Shah Brothers. It was the passion, zeal and the vision of its founders that has brought the group a long way from being a broking firm and staying in step with the market trade activities, to being the largest importers and distributors of Boiler Quality Steel Plates in India today.
SHAH BROTHERS ISPAT PVT. LTD. (SBIPL) made its mark in the industry by pioneering the import of Boiler Quality Steel plates into India and marketing imports from uncharted regions such as Romania, Ukraine, Russia & China.
The group truly believes in the ideology that coming together is a beginning, working together is progress and forging ahead together is success.
We take pride in having established, nurtured and cemented relationships with International world leaders such as Arcelor Mittal/ Romania, Duferco S.A./ Switzerland (Alchevsk/ Ukraine, Clabecq/ Belgium, Huta/ Poland) and Wuyang Iron & Steel Co./ China as well as domestic producers as JSPL, ESSAR, SAIL.
Exceeding expectations and creating new benchmarks with every achievement, SBIPL maintains its presence and standing in the industry with a sense of pride.
With its headquarters strategically located in Mumbai, the gateway of Indian trade & commerce, this dynamic group continues to ensure the smooth flow of inbound cargo to the satisfaction of its national & international clients efficiently.
The Founders & Pioneers
Mr. Chinubhai Shah and Mr. Pravin Mehta, the founders of SBIPL, shared a common and clear vision. Having migrated to Mumbai in the early 1950’s they started, what has today become the largest distribution company of Boiler Quality Steel Plates in India. With a firm belief in themselves and their dreams, they quit their jobs, joined hands and ventured into this business together, at a time when most traders were unfamiliar with the existence of Boiler Quality Plates. It was their vision, hard work, perseverance and unmatched marketing skills that paved the way for the pioneering import of steel from Romania at a time when East European goods were considered taboo. With an ever increasing inventory covering the range of products and range of thickness, their client base continued to grow. Along with this growth they established strong relationships that were based on trust and a commitment to fulfilling the needs of their clients at all times.
Pioneering Change, Facilitating Growth
SBIPL provides the largest off take of B.Q.Plates month on month to JSPL, SAIL, & ESSAR STEEL. Off the shelf availability of thicknesses is 6mm up to 150mm. Ensures capability to cater to any and every need. To fulfill “ Just In Time ” delivery of customers spread across the nation, stockyards and offices have been established in Ahmedabad / Bangalore / Chennai / Delhi / Hyderabad. Being the first and only steel trading company in India to operate a sanctioned private custom bonded warehouse, our customers enjoy the benefit of duty free purchases in INR as well as Dollars, be it for local consumption or export.
At SBIPL, we believe that the consumer should hold the lowest possible inventory, since it reduces inventory cost & saves on handling. We have translated this belief into practice and firmly promote the “ Just-in-time delivery concept ”.
Inventory management with SAP (again a first for any private sector steel trading company) provides online reporting and capability to rationalize stocks. Pan India marketing team have instant access to updated stock position instantly on any purchase or sale transaction. Meeting the diversified demands of a widespread clientele is central to our vision and mission.
Individual commitment to team effort makes a successful team
Mr. Sanjiv Mehta, CEO, SBIPL
Sanjiv Mehta is the CEO of the flagship co. SBIPL. With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Sanjiv Mehta has built relationships with leading domestic and international producers of steel and all major consumers in India, who now treat SBIPL as partners not suppliers.
A new generation leader, he plays a pivotal role in framing the vision of SBIPL and is responsible for transforming the company from a local niche player to an international trading organization in the steel industry today.
Mr. Rajesh Shah, Managing Director, SBIPL
Rajesh Shah, Managing Director of SBIPL has been responsible in converting the group vision into reality with supportive actions. He controls and oversees the financial and administrative affairs of the company.
Being in this industry for over 33 years, he has established an extensive network of contacts with banks and other important financial institutions with whose help and support the company has grown from strength to strength.
Mr. Ajay Mehta, Managing Director, M/s. Peacefort
Ajay Mehta, Managing Director of M/s. Peacefort is a powerhouse of skill and talent. With over 30 years of experience as a chemical engineer, he manages Peacefort Chem-Ind. Engineering Pvt. Ltd., our value added division for Boiler Quality Plate Profiles.
He has developed systems for meticulous inventory management, which provides lineage for cut plates and profiles in stock over years, thus providing unparalleled services and benefits to this industry.
Mr. Dharmesh Shah, Director, Meshco Steels
Dharmesh Shah is Director of Meshco Steels, engaged in indenting and project supply. He has been instrumental to diversify into new and different product lines.
He proves to be an asset to SBIPL team in lieu of hands on experience of running an engineering unit and more importantly being a out-of-the-box thinker. He has profound understanding of user needs and arrives at effective solutions for them.