Jyoti Structures Limited (JSL) was incorporated as a Private Limited Company on May 27, 1974. The company began commercial operations in 1979 with the opening of the first manufacturing facility at Nashik, not long after that Tata Exports decided to invest into the ownership of the company as they were looking for a reliable supplier of towers for their transmission line business. This gave JSL an opportunity to work on international projects right from the beginning of their operations. JSL went public in the year 1989 and the shares were listed on BSE.
It was around 1984-85 that we started quoting directly for supply orders to National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and State Electricity Boards (SEBs) on our own. Having established ourselves with NTPC and the SEBs as a reputed and reliable supplier of transmission line towers and sub-station structures, we decided to enter the field of turnkey projects and in the year 1987, set up our construction division. In 1988, we bagged our first turnkey contract from Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB).
Looking at the huge domestic demand and the immense potential for export of transmission line towers, we commissioned another unit at Urla Industrial Area, Raipur, Chattisgarh, in March 1995. Urla Industrial Area was a notified backward area and this resulted in getting incentives for setup. The unit at Raipur has an additional geographic advantage as a large number of steel rolling mills are situated in and around Raipur.
At all our manufacturing units, we have CNC machines for optimization of transmission line towers. With this, we have the most modern plant to manufacture transmission line towers in the country.
In the month of March 1995, we were accredited with ISO – 9001 certification by NQA –QSR (RVA accredited). In July 2001, our Nashik factory was accredited with ISO – 14001 certification.
We have dealt with clients from over 40 countries around the world. Our products have been exported to countries like Australia, Chile, Canada, Ethiopia, Egypt, France, Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Peru, Qatar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, UAE, Uganda etc.
In the year 1997, we commissioned our own Research and Development and Tower Testing Centre at Ghoti near Nasik. This is one of the most modern facilities available in the world and is suitable for testing of towers upto 1,200 KV. This enables us for optimization of our designing capabilities. The tower testing facility is utilized for captive usage and also for third party testing for other companies around the world.
We have established a joint venture company in Dubai in the year 2008, viz. Gulf Jyoti International LLC (GJI). This venture was formed between Gulf Investment Corporation, Kuwait and our Company.
We have a subsidiary company named Jyoti Structures Africa (JSA) which is based out of Johannesburg. We have executed many projects for clients like NamPower and Eskom.
JSL has also started a subsidiary – Jyoti Americas LLC in the United States and is currently setting up the most modern lattice tower shop in the Americas. The plant will start operations in Conroe, Texas by the end of 2011.
JSL still continues to expand and grow, both in terms of related verticals as well as geographically.