Viva ACP: Pioneering the ‘Make in India’ Initiative in the Facade Industry
“We have skill, talent, discipline and the desire to do something. We want to give the world an opportunity that—Come Make in India,” the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi quoted during his maiden speech while unveiling the historical initiative on August 15, 2014.
The ‘Make in India’ initiative was launched with the aim of making India self-reliant as well as a favourable market for global investment. At Viva ACP, we strongly believe in the capabilities of the manufacturing industry, in producing world-class Aluminium Composite Panels by leveraging the best of technology, expertise, and labour. Let’s discover how Viva has emerged as the pioneer in the facade industry by leveraging the power of manufacturing in India.
‘Make In India’ Initiative: Industries in Focus
The ‘Make in India’ scheme was announced against a backdrop when India was among the “Fragile Five”. The Government of India showcased 25 sectors with a dedicated plan to attract internal and foreign investment. Being one of the major 25 industries in focus, the ‘construction’ sector was brought into the limelight.
It is no secret that infrastructure is key in driving the overall growth and development of any country. Employing close to 51 million people, the construction industry is the second largest sector in the country. Consequently, this opens up the doors of profitable investment in the sector.
Viva ACP: Pioneering ACP Sheet Manufacturing in India
According to reports, India will have more than 40% of its population living in urban areas by 2030 (and 50% by 2050). Needless to say, the construction industry is likely to get an impetus in the coming years. Architectural materials such as architectural ACP sheets are an important element in the contemporary construction industry.
Viva is one of the leading manufacturers of Aluminium Composite Panel in India. Also known as ACPs, these new-age materials are widely used in designing building facades, signages, claddings, and front elevations.
Made using thin layers of Aluminium sheets bonded to a non-aluminium core, ACP sheets form the ‘skin’ of contemporary buildings in the urban landscape. What makes Aluminium Composite Panels truly exceptional in contemporary construction projects are their low weight, sturdiness, versatility, and aesthetic quotient.
Viva’s State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Unit in Umbergaon, Gujarat
Viva manufactures its ACP panel in an ultramodern facility located in Umbergaon, Gujarat. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, skilled manpower, and industry expertise, we produce the finest quality Aluminium Composite Panels in the country. We have an annual manufacturing capacity of 9 Million m2 of ACP panels, which makes us one of the largest producers and suppliers.
Exclusive R & D Facility
One of the rare Indian manufacturers, Viva has an in-house research & development centre. We use the latest technology and research findings to bring innovation and carry out stringent quality checks on the ACP sheets produced. Additionally, our R&D centre is also equipped with more than 60 products to carry out testing procedures.
First to Introduce FR A2+ ACP Panels
Viva takes pride in prioritising fire safety without compromising the variations in the look and feel of the panels. We have a range of fire retardant panels in different grades—Class B, Class A2, and Class A2+. The A2+ or Aluminium Core Corrugated Panel delete and non combustible Panels has a core composition of 100% aluminium and no polyethylene core, which is considered flammable.
Only Indian Manufacturer to Have the Highest Fire Safety Accreditation
Viva is the only Indian ACP sheet manufacturer with the highest fire-safety certifications. Accredited by international consultants Thomas Bell-Wright, we also have NFPA 285, EN 13501, ASTM D1929 and ASTM E84 fire ratings. Additionally, the FR Class A2+ and Class A2 also comply with EN 13501 and ASTM D1929 standards.
Largest Exporter of Metal Composite Panels
With over 500 stockists and 18 warehouses pan-India, Viva has claimed its spot on the front row of the leading manufacturers of ACP in India, these premium products have also made their mark beyond geographical boundaries.
Raw Materials Sourced from Indian Suppliers
From superior-grade aluminium coils to paints, Viva sources the raw materials required to manufacture Aluminium Composite Panels from Indian companies. Renowned brands like Monopol Colours India (Mumbai), Akzonobel, and PPG Paints are some of the companies Viva is associated with.
Flag bearer of Sustainability
We understand the importance of giving back to the community that surrounds us. Viva is a strong believer in contributing to the betterment of the community and nature alike. Viva’s manufacturing unit is powered by solar panels which makes us the only Indian company to use green power to run our facility. We extend our hands to the community, fighting cancer as well as starvation.
One of the significant advantages of using Viva ACP is its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions. The product is weather-resistant and can withstand extreme temperatures, making it ideal for Indian climatic conditions. Additionally, Viva ACP is environmentally friendly, making it an excellent choice for sustainable construction practices.
Aluminium Composite Panels by Viva
Aluminium Composite Panels is a building material that is used for cladding, facades, and signage. The product has gained immense popularity in the construction industry due to its durability, versatility, and cost-effectiveness. Viva ACP’s manufacturing facility is located in Mumbai, India, and the product is entirely made in India, supporting the Make in India initiative.
Viva ACP offers a wide range of products, including fire-resistant panels, mirror finish panels, wooden finish panels, and high-gloss panels, to name a few. Our manufacturing process adheres to the highest quality standards, ensuring that the end product is of top-notch quality.
Viva has covered a long journey towards becoming a global brand. From being an importer in 2003 to becoming the largest exporter of ACP, we have always believed in the potential of manufacturing indigenously and catering high-quality products nationwide and beyond.
Today the ‘Make in India’ initiative has become a game-changer for the country’s manufacturing sector, aimed at. Coupled with the recognition of high-quality ACP sheets in recent years, the construction industry has also witnessed significant growth, owing to the Government’s initiatives. In combination with such developments, Viva ACP has emerged as a pioneer in the facade industry, promoting the Swadeshi initiative on a global stage.