Maharashtra Seamless Ltd. (MSL) was incorporated on May 10, 1988. The company was conceived after noticing huge demand and supply gap in the seamless pipe market, which was met mostly through imports. This import substitute project was set up in 1991 at Nagothane (near Mumbai), Distt. Raigad (Maharashtra), to manufacture seamless pipes & tubes with the finest quality and wide product range using the world renowned CPE technology acquired through technical collaboration with Mannesmann Demag Huttentechnik Gmbh (MDH), Germany at a capital cost of Rs. 69 crores. The project was appraised and financed by ICICI in participation with IDBI & IFCI and other banks. Mannesmann Demag is a world leader in steel and seamless pipe industry. Our state of the art plant is only the third of its kind in the world. The plant was commissioned in February 1992. The main plant and machinery was imported from USA based on MDH design. The plant has a present installed capacity to produce 1,50,000 TPA of Carbon & Alloy Steel Hot finished and cold finished Seamless Pipes and size range is from 10.3 mm to 177.8 mm O.D. (1mm to 22 MM W.T.) and the product and process quality have been recognized by Indian Boiler Regulation (IBR) and American Petroleum Institute (API). In addition, facilities are also available for heat treatment of sizes ranging from 2 3/8” to 13 3/8” O.D.
MSL subsequently expanded its Production Facilities, using PLUG MILL technology supported by World Class Reelers, to manufacture for the first time in India large size Seamless Pipes of diameter upto 20” and wall thickness upto 40 mm. Now with this new expansion the total installed capacity of Seamless plant is 350000 TPA.
MSL plant is strategically located on National Highway No. 17 about 130 Kms from Mumbai at Nagothane, Pipe Nagar, Village Sukeli, Taluka Roha, B.K.G. Road, Distt. Raigad. It possesses around 100 acres of land. It is situated near to major consumption center, which caters to high growth industries. The nearest railway station is at Nagothane, which is 10 Kms. away from site and the nearest port is Mumbai.
The company has always shown continuous urge for upgradation and expansion in all these years of its existence.
To further augment its presence in the pipe industry, MSL made a foray in the ERW pipe category in the year 2000. It has put up a plant at Raigad, Maharashtra, capable of producing ERW pipes having OD range between 168.3 mm to 530 mm OD and wall thickness of 3.2 mm to 12.7 mm with present installed capacity of 200000 TPA, making India’s first par excellence largest outer diameter pipe manufacturer using ERW technology. The quality is unsurpassed and the product well accepted & appreciated in the market. This plant is catering for requirement of large diameter ERW pipes for applications in the field of natural gas, crude oil, refineries and other core sector industry like fertilizers etc.
During the financial year 2006-07 the company has successfully commissioned coated line pipe facility by using the latest technology for FBE and 3 layer PE/PP coating near to the existing facility at Nagothane.
During the financial year 2007-08 the company has acquired Seamless Plant from Romania having an installed capacity of 200000 TPA to manufacture Seamless Pipe upto 6”OD. The plant has been completely dismantled and relocated to India at Mangaon, Vile Bhagad, Maharashtra near the existing plant. Plant was commissioned on March 2012.
The Government of Maharashtra has conferred the status of “Mega Project” to company’s’ aforesaid project. This will enable the company to avail various incentives from Government of Maharashtra in due course.
Today Maharashtra Seamless Limited can meet customer’s requirements both for Seamless and ERW pipes. This has contributed in overall improved performance of the company. The turnover of the company for the year ended 31.03.2017 is approx. Rs.1654.92 crores.
Further, the Company has also diversified into renewable power generation both for reaping the fiscal benefits, viz. 100% income tax depreciation, 100% sale tax incentives, capital subsidy etc. and to neutralize the rising power cost in the State of Maharashtra. A Wind Power Project having 7 MW capacity was successfully commissioned in the month of December 2001 at district Satara, Maharashtra with a total cost of Rs. 36 crores (approx.) The entire project cost has been financed by the company with its internal resources only. The company has also set up a 5MW solar Power Plant in Pokaran, District Jaisalmer Rajasthan. The project was allotted to the company under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) of the Govt. of India.
In 2017 with addition on 20MW Solar PV plant and one MW Roof Top Solar at its factory in Nagothane for captive use, the total capacity has increased to 33MW. The company has generated 182 laks electrical units during the 2017 financial year closing.