Headquartered in Delhi, India, Intergen's key underlying principle is to undertake work which has a beneficial impact both on people's lives and on the environment as a whole. It does this through the execution of projects and the acquisition of businesses which fit in to this mould.
The company started with an initial focus in the water and sewage treatment space, in which it sources, conceives, develops and executes EPC contracts, Government tenders and BOO projects. The company has a particularly strong presence in the North East of India, where it has set itself apart thanks to its ability to work on some of the most challenging terrains and landscapes which India has to offer. The quality of execution which Intergen has demonstrated has been noted by both Government bodies and private companies alike.
As its reputation grew, the company was solicited for work outside of India, and seeing a very similar requirement to that in India, formed a joint venture partnership with Stallion Group, a leading West African business conglomerate, to develop solar-powered water treatment systems in Nigeria. As it established itself within Nigeria, Intergen was approached to become part of the Eko Atlantic City project, Nigeria's largest ever land reclamation project which when complete will house 400,000 residents and 250,000 business people. Intergen was approached to provide the project with water and sewage treatment systems, and solar street lighting also. The company is currently assessing potential similar opportunities for water treatment solutions elsewhere in Africa and in the Middle East also.
Intergen boasts a strong core in-house team, each member of which has years of industry-leading experience and has been cherry picked to undertake a specific role within the business. This integrated team has specific niche skills added to it on a project-by-project basis as required. This approach ensures optimal execution in terms of both quality and cost.
Commensurate with the aim of undertaking ecologically advantageous work, over the past year, Intergen has acquired stakes and been involved with a number of small start ups that they believe provide sort of work that is commensurate with the companies remit.
KK Plastic Waste Management Limited (“KKP”)
KKP is a Bangalore-based recycler of plastics for use in the construction of roads. The Company has devised an end-to-end process through which it collects plastic waste, sorts this waste and turns it in to flakes. This resulting flake polymer is called "KK Poly Blend". The KK Poly Blend is then mixed with the bitumen and asphalt used in the construction of roads. The constructed roads are more flexible, more durable, cheaper and last longer than conventional roads. The Company has patented this technology, and to date is the only company to have successfully commercially implemented such a process, having built over 1,400km of plastic-based roads in Bangalore to date.
The issue of waste plastics is currently one of the biggest threats to both the Indian and the global environments, and as well as mitigating this problem and creating better roads, KKP creates significant employment opportunities for local rag pickers who for the first time are financially incentivised to collect plastic waste. The collection of one tonne of plastic waste generates 100 member employment per day and the company currently operates multiple plastic recycling plants in Bangalore which can process up to 30 metric tonnes of plastics per day.
JRC Brickworks Limited (“JRC”)
JRC is a Delhi-based manufacturer of fly ash bricks. Fly ash is a waste product which is produced as a by-product within coal-fired thermal power stations. Fly ash is harmful to the environment and in most cases is simply dumped in to landfills. JRC has created a process which helps to minimise this negative impact on the environment by providing an alternative use for fly ash; its use as the major component in the production of bricks for the construction industry. As compared to conventional red clay bricks, fly ash bricks are cheaper, stronger, lighter and more resistant to water and salinity.
A standard 100 MW thermal power plant generates about 0.15m tonnes of fly ash per annum, and the Indian Government has recognised the acute environmental problem that fly ash is causing, and has banned the manufacture of red clay bricks within an 100km radius of all coal plants.
AquaPlus Technologies (“Aqua”)
Founded in 2009, Aqua is a manufacturer and fabricator of Water Treatment Systems and Sewage Treatment Systems. The company boasts strong relationships with central and state Government departments across India, a highly experienced technical team, long standing relationships with suppliers, and a reputation for products and maintenance service of the highest quality.
Against the backdrop of a growing market and growing demand for its products, the company has exhibited strong year on year growth, yet lacked the financial firepower to be able to tender for and win the largest projects available. Post acquisition Intergen has provided Aqua with this financial firepower, and also with further water treatment and sewage treatment orders.
Going forwards, Intergen will continue in earnest to pursue its goal of becoming a globally recognised first class infrastructure player with a prime focus on environmentally advantageous work. In terms of geography, Intergen will build on its current base of operations within India and Africa, and will also seek to enter further markets worldwide with an initial focus on S. America. As Intergen grows across verticals and geographies, its primary aim will be to maintain the high levels of quality and execution with which it has become synonymous, and to ensure the successful and timely execution of all its projects.