Ryker Base Private Limited (RBPL) has been incorporated in India in July 2016 to develop, own and operate the copper rod plant. Ryker Base Private Limited (RBPL) is a first base metal manufacturing 50:50 JV between India’s largest wire and cable producers, Polycab India Ltd. and one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading and logistics Singaporean multinational company, Trafigura Pte Ltd.
The company has incorporated his registered office at Greater Kailash, New Delhi and the Greenfield project plant is located in Asoj, Gujarat.
Ryker project is spread over an area of 16 acres with built-up area of 5 acres and warehouse storage area of 2.5 acres.
RBPL has set-up the state of art Continuous Cast ETP Grade Copper Rods confirming to ASTM B 49-10, DIN EN 1977, ISO 4738 and DIN 17625 CONTIROD CR-3500 line engineered and supplied by world’s leading technology provider in the field SMS Group GmbH, Germany. The facility is capable to produce high yield copper rods with diameter ranging from 8 mm to 25 mm. The plant has an installed capacity of 2,25,000 MTPA with least environmental footprint. Hot commissioning completed in Jan 2019, plant is under trial operations and is supplying rods to Polycab India Ltd. for testing purpose. Commercial production is expected to commence from April 2019 onwards.
As a green initiative, if we compare the offerings of this technology to the current available technologies in India, we will have 26.9% reduction in fuel consumption, 60% reduction in electricity consumption and a reduction of 70.6 kg CO2 per tonne of metal produced.
Ryker will capitalize on copper rod demand supply gap in India and will cater for Cables & Wires industry, Railways and Transformer segment in India.
Polycab Wires Pvt. Ltd.
Polycab, founded in 1968, headquartered in Mumbai is India’s No. 1 Cable and Wires manufacturing company. Polycab makes nearly 15,000 km of cables and 125,000 km of wires on an average, every month. It is a leading company in the electrical industry with Indian market share of 30%.
It has the reputation of being the fastest growing company in the Indian Cable sector and is the largest consumer of copper rods in the country. Product innovation, superior quality and ready availability helps Polycab achieve an annual revenue of approximately a billion dollars.
Trafigura Pte Ltd
Trafigura Pte Ltd is a Singaporean multinational commodity trading company founded in 1993, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland that trades in base metals and energy including oil. It is the world’s largest private metal trader and the world’s second largest private oil trader.