UAL Industries Ltd. (previously known as Utkal Asbestos Ltd.) is a company of repute, engaged, in the manufacture and sale of Fibre cement corrugated roofing sheets, plain sheets and moulded accessories under the brand name "Konark". Headquartered in Kolkata, UAL has production facilities in the states of West Bengal, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar (upcoming). For over 2 decades, UAL has been catering to roofing needs of rural masses in Eastern India including states of West Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The Company made a breakthrough in exploring new markets like Andaman & Nicobar Islands and the neighboring country Nepal from the year 2003-04. As of today, "Konark" crowns the houses in approximately 2 lac villages in Eastern India.
The company is headed by Shri. Arun Kr. Saraf as Chairman and Managing Director who manages over all functioning of the company alongwith Executive Director, Mr. K. N. P. Sinha and other professionally qualified Non-Executive Directors, Unit heads and a dedicated team of employees.
The mother Plant was set up at Dhenkanal, Orissa with the initial installed capacity of 30,000 MT per annum in the year 1980. To the day, in 2010, the production capacity of the company is 4.30 Lacs MT per annum. The company's products are sold and distributed under the brand name "Konark" which is synonymous with Orissa. The company maintains its leadership in Eastern India with the "Konark" brand established as a superior Brand based on quality, strength, and durability. The company received the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001: 2004 and OSHAS 18001:2007 certifications from Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI) and TUV which exhibit the highest quality standards.
The upcoming factory at Bihar will enable us to reach to newer geographical locations and make available excellent quality products at affordable prices to the rural people. Even during such recessionary trends we have managed to increase the direct employment to 1200 people and indirect employment to more than 2000 people. Over a period of 3 years the company's sale has shown a CAGR of 12% and a Gross Revenue CAGR of 24%. UAL Industries will continue to play a leading role in the economic, environmental, and social growth of India.
The Company is continuously and regularly carrying out experiments at its laboratory to innovate upgraded technology to optimize the raw material mix thereby increasing product efficiency at optimum cost. Besides improvement in quality of products, development of human capital has been the prime responsibility of UAL to provide a healthier work environment.